Navigating the complex framework of immigration laws and regulations can be challenging, stressful and even risky, particularly when deportation or separation from your loved one/s is a real possibility. Therefore, it’s not a big surprise that many people choose to hire an immigration lawyer to help them move countries.
Do you need an immigration lawyer?
The U.S. immigration system is extremely complex, ever-changing, and administered by multiple governmental agencies. While these agencies attempt to provide helpful information to the public, it could be a serious mistake to rely on government agencies for legal advice when it comes to your U.S. immigration status for two key reasons:
- They have no responsibility or liability for the immigration information they provide you
- The employees are often not adequately trained in immigration law and don’t keep up with the latest developments
In addition, your specific immigration case may differ dramatically from someone else’s, and agencies do not have the resources, training, or background to help each intending immigration analyze his or her specific fact pattern and presenting issues.
Therefore, it is integral that you talk with someone who knows the specificities of your immigration case inside and out.
Here are 3 big reasons why you should hire an immigration attorney.
They understand the specifics of your immigration case
As opposed to getting generic legal advice, hiring an immigration attorney can help you understand the merits, eligibility requirements, and potential pitfalls to your particular immigration case.
By getting to know you and your specific situation, your immigration lawyer can not only perform the appropriate legal measures to help you but also give you an honest and thorough explanation of your immigration situation and options based on current legislature.
They know specialized immigration programs/benefits
In addition, an immigration lawyer can inform you of specialized programs or benefits to which you may be entitled or eligible. Without appropriate guidance or counsel, you could miss opportunities to improve your immigration status because a number of immigration programs are not commonly known.
They help prepare your immigration applications
The number of immigration forms and documents you must prepare can be very confusing or time-consuming to deal with on your own, even in the most straightforward of situations. Additionally, even the smallest mistake or omission may result in the denial of your application, which can cause further problems, unwanted processing delays, and extra costs to re-submit the paperwork, not to mention the fact that you have a denial on your permanent record.
Unfortunately, some mistakes can be irreversible. For example, if an immigration officer or judge determines you are committing fraud or making false representations, you could be permanently barred from any immigration benefit in the future.
Therefore, while you may be able to complete an immigration application by yourself, it is always advisable and beneficial to seek counsel from a licensed immigration attorney to ensure that you completed everything correctly and in a timely manner.
Contact an immigration attorney today!
At The Shulman Law Group, LLC, your case will be reviewed with the utmost care and attention and all paperwork associated with your applications will be triple-checked and reviewed by our firm's head immigration attorney before anything is sent to immigration for processing. View our immigration services to learn more about how we can help you, or schedule a consultation with our immigration attorneys today.