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REASONS TO HIRE AN IMMIGRATION LAWYER: Immigration Lawyers Know the LawU.S. immigration law is complicated, even for some lawyers. The rules are constantly changing, and it helps to have someone who is up to date. Especially now, when the possibilities of comprehensive immigration reform are great, you need an immigration attorney who is staying on top of the immigration law changes and reform.
They Can Represent YouOnly a licensed attorney can represent you before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS"), in immigration courts ("EOIR"), the National Visa Center, or at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
They Get Things Done FasterIf you choose to prepare your own petition, for example, you will quickly realize there are a number of forms required. You may have to stop frequently to do more research. An experienced immigration lawyer will prepare your petition or application quickly and correctly.
They Can Prevent Costly MistakesThere are mutiple rules regarding the process of filing a petition, and mistakes in this regard can result in you having to start the process all over again (including paying the fees). Probably the most important reason to hire a good immigration lawyer is that you may only have ONE shot at being able to move to the U.S., and you have to give yourself the best chance of success and do it right the first time. Immigration law is very complex, constantly changing, and there are a lot of issues that are likely to come up that can derail your application or petition. Having a good immigration attorney help you can reduce the chances of this happening and help you get things back on track when it does happen.
They Can Prevent Lengthy DelaysOut of all the reasons for hiring an immigration lawyer, this is the most compelling for many. Every year, approximately 40 to 60% of all petitions filed are not approved. If the USCIS finds some technical mistake or omission in the paperwork you submit to them, they will send you a form letter (also known as a Request for Evidence or RFE) telling you what you did wrong. This form will often be sent several months after you originally filed your petition. Often, when you submit the required correction, they will again wait several months and again return the forms to you with another cover-sheet informing you of a second technical error or omission. Even writing N/A in a box can result in an RFE. Each RFE will add about six more months to the process.
One of the ways that an immigration lawyer can help you is that they will be able to advise you on the best option that you have for immigrating. There are several different categories under which it is possible to immigrate and not all of them are treated equally. There may be a category that you never knew existed which you may be qualified for and which may give you a better chance of success. Having a lawyer with experience to help you can make sure that you are aware of all of your options.
Another way that a lawyer can help you with the immigration process is by making sure that all of the forms are filled out properly and that you have all of the required documentation. There is a lot of paperwork that you are going to have to deal with when you are applying to immigrate, if you make a mistake filling it out you can find that your application is rejected. This is a mistake that you really can't afford to make. Having a lawyer who has done this many times before will help to reduce the chances of a mistake happening.
One other reason that you are going to want to have an immigration lawyer is that they can help you when the inevitable problems come up. Few people get through the process without having any issues and usually these require an appeal on your part. This is the point when a lot of people will come to the realization that they need the help of a lawyer. However if they had hired a lawyer earlier there is a good chance that things never would have reached this point. Even if they had a lawyer who has been involved in your case from the beginning will have a far better understanding of it and be able to make a better argument.
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