Managing Anxiety While Your Immigration Application is Being Processed

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ATLANTA, Georgia. Uncertainty about your immigration status or the status of your immigration application can be incredibly stressful. The stress that immigrants experience is a well-studied phenomenon. Psychology Today calls it “acculturative stress.” Adjusting to living in a new country brings with it changes. When you have the added requirement to submit to additional paperwork and scrutiny just to be able to stay in your new home, the levels of stress can be high. Many individuals living in the U.S. with DACA status report added stress, especially in recent months. As DACA hangs in the balance of a few upcoming court dates, many young DACA holders wonder whether they will lose the ability to work in the U.S. For young professionals who rely on DACA as lawyers or doctors, the coming months will have a major impact on their lives and their ability to continue working in their chosen professions. If you are concerned about your DACA renewal or DACA status, consider speaking to an immigration attorney today. There may be other immigration options available to you. At the least, an attorney can help you navigate the next steps required to maintain your status.

If you are in the process of submitting your application, you might feel stressed out about your status. Fortunately, there are steps that families and individuals can do to cope while they wait for their immigration applications to be processed.

One way families can reduce their stress levels is by hiring a qualified immigration lawyer to assist them with the process of applying for a green card or adjustment of status. When it comes to applying for your green card, any errors you might make can have an impact on whether your paperwork gets approved, rejected, or delayed. Kuck Baxter Immigration are green card lawyers in Atlanta, Georgia who can walk you through every step of the application process, so you don’t miss any details. Sometimes, just knowing that a professional is working with you through the process can help you get some peace of mind.

The process can especially be stressful for newly married couples who are waiting for a spouse’s marriage-based green card. While waiting for a spouse’s green card to go through, you may not be able to accomplish other life goals, like purchasing a home. Some couples have to wait for paperwork to process before they can even be together, leading to even more delays. NPR reports that for young couples in this situation, life is often left on hold while immigration authorities process the paperwork. For example, if your spouse is waiting for a green card, you and your spouse may not be able to travel abroad until his or her status is adjusted. 

While the process of waiting for your paperwork to go through can be stressful, it is important to get it right the first time. If your application does come back with errors, this can lead to delays. An immigration lawyer like Kuck Baxter Immigration in Atlanta, Georgia can review your application before it is sent out for accuracy. Our attorneys can walk you through every aspect of the immigration process.

Kuck Baxter Immigration Partners, L.L.C.

365 Northridge Road

Suite 300

Atlanta, GA 30350

325 N Milledge Avenue

Athens, GA 30606

(by appointment only)

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