Starting a new life as an immigrant in Pennsylvania can be exciting, challenging and somewhat frightening, all at the same time. Hopefully, you have a strong support network in place because major life transitions of any kind are often less stressful if you have friends, family and other helpful resources at your disposal. You can also do some research on your own to learn more about U.S. immigration laws or specific issues that may concern you or your loved ones.
If you recently married a U.S. citizen or are in the process of seeking a status adjustment for some other reason, a time may come when officials request your presence at an immigration interview. Trying to work, run errands, socialize and otherwise carry out normal tasks or duties on an average day is difficult enough if you have a language barrier and are still adapting to your new lifestyle; appearing at an interview where immigration officials will ask questions that may affect your legal status may be even more stressful.