For those who have experienced submitting forms and other legal documents to the United States Immigration office, people will only say one thing, they are very strict. Would an immigration lawyer help us in this kind of situation?
The U.S. immigration laws are considered a little bit harsh and it is said that it is like the body of immigration law is second only to U.S. tax law in its complexity. Even the slightest mistake in a green card application, visa, or the evidence provided as part of an immigration application process can disastrously lead to years-long delays, or worse, outright denial and deportation.
As some people suggest, could an immigration lawyer make a difference? Let’s take a more in-depth look at whether they can deal with our rough edges when it comes to our application.
This Is What a Lawyer Can Do For You
Hiring a lawyer helps smooth the way. Immigration lawyers can guide you or if applicable, your sponsoring U.S. employer or family member through every step of the complicated immigration process. They help you analyze your own rights, possibilities, and strategies.
They help you prepare for a lot of paperwork on you or your employer’s behalf that can save you hours than doing it alone. They also provide a massive help in organizing which documents you must collect on your own such as a certificate of live birth or proof of a valid marriage.
Typically, immigration applications depend on the U.S. government officer believing your story, so if you enter different information on forms by mistake, this can create huge problems. Lawyers are there to make sure the details you present when filling out all the necessary forms, documents, or preparing statements and testimonies are correct, clear, and consistent. So make sure you work with your lawyers in reviewing your records before submitting them.
Most importantly, an experienced lawyer already knows what to expect from the U.S government and they can help you avoid or minimize the inevitable delays. They know what issues to prepare for to avoid delays for simple applications for legal technicalities.
This Is What Lawyers Can Do If You’re Facing Removal Proceedings Before an Immigration Judge
The lawyer will research the law to find every possible avenue of relief if you are already a subject for deportation or removal proceedings in immigration court and also help you deal with court procedural requirements and deadlines, write briefs arguing the law on your behalf, and assists you and your witnesses to prepare for your court appearance. They will spend hours in the hearing with you to represent you and help you present your case.
First, you should understand that the judge deciding your case will not steer you to the right answers and you might be questioned more if you don’t bring a lawyer. You should listen to the advice of your attorney on how to answer questions and to proceed in court.
Finding the Right Lawyer
You should make sure that you find the best lawyer, not just one Ontario or consultant. It is best to find lawyers that are members of the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association. Members have access to colleagues, information, and liaison committees that help them keep abreast of ever-changing laws and agency policy and deal with challenging situations.
You can find a lawyer by talking to different lawyers before committing to one. Lawyers that you are comfortable with and has experienced similar to your case is the best fit for you.
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