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Immigrating to the United States can be a confusing and stressful process. Its laws seem to be constantly changing, and it may often seem like the system is designed to keep people out, rather than welcome them in.

At Coffylaw, LLC, we believe everyone deserves the opportunity to pursue the American Dream. That’s why our attorneys serve clients nationwide in a variety of immigration law matters. We’re prepared to walk you through every step of the immigration process. Whether you’re applying for citizenship or petitioning for a family member, you could benefit from the advice of an immigration attorney. Contact us for representation in Newark, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the greater New York City metro, or anywhere else in the U.S.

Common U.S. Immigration Issues

It’s easy to become overwhelmed by the U.S. immigration process. It seems to become more and more complex as the years go on, and even the smallest details significantly impact your case. Luckily, our team at Coffylaw, LLC, is well versed in the major issues surrounding U.S. immigration laws. Get in touch with us if you’re facing a problem involving:

  • A green card application

  • Citizenship or naturalization

  • A family-based residency petition

  • A marriage-based petition

  • An employment-based petition

  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

  • Asylum

  • Waivers of inadmissibility

  • An immigration denial

  • Any other immigration-based issue

From visa applications to family reunifications, our attorneys are ready to handle it all. Contact any of our three locations to get started on your immigration case. We have offices in both Freehold and Maplewood, New Jersey, as well as one in Brooklyn, New York.



Citizenship vs. Naturalization

Both certifications prove someone is a United States citizen, but they are not the same document. A U.S. citizenship certificate is awarded to someone who acquires citizenship from his or her U.S. parents, while a naturalization certificate is earned by someone who has completed the U.S. naturalization process.

Benefits of U.S. Citizenship

Citizenship is one of the most common factors of immigration cases, and for good reason. U.S. citizens are entitled to a much larger variety of rights than their non-citizen counterparts. As a legal citizen of the United States,

  • You can vote in federal and state elections.

  • You can bring your family members to the U.S.

  • You can obtain citizenship for your children born abroad.

  • You and your children cannot be deported to your former country.

  • You can apply for a U.S. passport.

  • You can travel with a U.S. passport, which provides you with U.S. government assistance while overseas.

  • You can become eligible for federal jobs.

  • You can participate in a jury.

  • You can run for public office.

Get in touch with us today to learn more about the many privileges U.S. citizenship can provide.

Who is Eligible for Naturalization?

As a foreign national or immigrant applying for naturalization, you are required to meet a variety of qualifications. You must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older at the time of filing your application.

  • Be physically present or reside continuously in the United States.

  • Have been a legal permanent resident for the past three or five years.

  • Be able to read, write, and speak basic English.

  • Have adequate knowledge and understanding of U.S. history and government.

  • Be loyal to the principles of the U.S. Constitution.

  • Be willing to take the Oath of Allegiance.

  • Be of good moral behavior.

If you’re wondering whether you qualify for naturalization, or have questions about its process, contact our team of immigration attorneys. We’ll schedule you a consultation so you can start getting the answers you need.

Why Get an Immigration Attorney Involved?

A skilled attorney can be an incredibly valuable resource throughout the immigration process. Our team at Coffylaw, LLC has over 90 years of combined experience, and we’re prepared to put it to work for you. As your legal representatives, we’ll be by your side to help you navigate the system and address any concerns you may have. Start your pursuit of the American Dream by contacting us today. We are proud to serve clients nationwide, including those in Newark, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the New York City metro.


Whether you have questions about your visa application or are ready to start the naturalization process, discover how our immigration attorneys can assist you. You deserve experienced and compassionate guidance every step of the way. Schedule a consultation with us at Coffylaw, LLC today for guidance in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, or anywhere else in the U.S.