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  • Writer's pictureMary Asomaning

Top 5 Reasons You Should Hire an Attorney to Handle Your Immigration Case

#1 Experience

When you hire an attorney, you are hiring a professional that has the legal training, expertise, and experience to handle your case. Attorneys can navigate common pitfalls, keep up with legal updates, and new legal requirements for your case.

#2 Time and Attention

Many people are busy with daily activities or simply procrastinate when it comes to special projects or unfamiliar tasks. An attorney is able to give your case the necessary time and attention it deserves and to oversee it from beginning to end.

#3 The Risk of Mistake or Denial is Too High

In times past, a denial was just a denial and you could refile or do nothing without any consequence. However, last year USCIS was given the discretion to initiate removal (deportation) proceedings when a case is denied. If your case is denied on a technicality such as no filing fee or no signature, in most cases you can just refile it. On the other hand, if your case is denied on more substantive grounds (i.e. lack of evidence, fraud, etc.) you should speak with an attorney to assess the merits of your case and possible appeal. An appeal might be your only chance to rebut a negative presumption and deflect a referral to immigration court.

#4 Attorneys are Responsible for Representing Your Interest

Believe it or not, USIC is not your friend. They may be able to assist you with minor issues, but they exist to process cases. On the other hand, most attorneys genuinely care about their client’s best interests and want to see them achieve a positive outcome. Attorneys want their clients to succeed because when you win, it is also a win for the attorney.

#5 Attorneys Can Save You Money

Attorney fees may seem costly, but clients can save a lot of money and time by hiring a professional to handle their case. Unfortunately, clients often come to me after a failed attempt or a hurdle appears and they end up spending more money to resolve the issue. A lot of clients balk at their attorney’s fees, but in reality, they are paying for valuable services in exchange for the opportunity to have a new life, a green card, peace of mind, ability to work or attend school, vote, etc. These outcomes are priceless and far outweigh the price of attorney fees.

If you or someone you know needs immigration assistance and are ready to hire an immigration attorney, we would be happy to assist you. Contact us today for a consultation!

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