We represent individuals and families by filing carefully documented immigration applications with the appropriate government agencies and preparing visa applications to U.S. embassies and consulates overseas. The first step toward citizenship is to qualify for lawful permanent residence in the U.S. There are many pathways to lawful permanent residence, including an offer of employment, self-employment where applicable, investment in a new commercial enterprise, a close family relationship such as a spouse or a child to a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, the winning of a diversity visa in the annual lottery program, or the grant of political asylum. Considerations of international travel, as well as issues involving unlawful presence or unauthorized employment must all be taken into account. In addition, each of the potential grounds for inadmissibility to lawful permanent resident must be carefully reviewed before any petitions or applications are filed.