Find the Best Immigration Attorneys

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    Law Offices of Beles & Beles

     Ordway Building
    Oakland, California 94612
    United States

    Practice Overview:

    CA State Bar Certified Specialists in Criminal Law, Appellate Law and Appellate Law since 1980.

    Review:

    "First I would like to thank the beles family which includes their entire law firm. They treat you with respect and you get your money's worth they are very understanding,and easy to talk to."

    Criminal Defense and Immigration Attorneys in Oakland, Pleasanton, Hayward and the San Francisco Bay Area.

  • Skinner Louis

     5401 S Kirkman Rd #201
    Orlando, Florida 32819
    United States

    I’m Skinner Louis. I established The Louis Law office to be a full help protection debates firm. I view myself as a social business person. It is my objective to address the issues of my local area. I have addressed people with serious disastrous wounds, unfair passing cases, clinical misbehavior claims, and general protection debates. Preceding beginning my firm, I filled in as a regulation representative for the Good Boss Appointed authority Frederick J. Lauten in the Mind boggling Busines

  • Lithuanian ancestors

     Albany
    Albany, New York 12207
    United States

    Lithuanian citizenship can be obtained through descent from Lithuanian ancestors. To prove lineage, researchers can study Lithuanian vital records such as birth certificates, marriage records, and death records. These documents can also reveal information about one’s Lithuanian ancestors, allowing individuals to learn more about their family history. In addition to studying vital records, genealogical DNA tests can be utilized to identify Lithuanian ancestry. While the process of tracing Lithua

  • West Palm Beach Immigration Associates

     1645 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd Suite 1200
    West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
    United States

    West Palm Beach Immigration Associates is a Professional Immigration Law Platform. I have been practicing law for over 15 years in the Fort Pierce Area and surrounding Saint Lucie County. After completing law school, I devoted my legal career to handling all areas of Immigration Law. Our firm has a reputation of thoroughly preparing all of its cases for trial, so that we are ready to represent our client’s interests if negotiations fail. We hope you enjoy our Immigration Law.

  • John W. Lawit, LLC

     1200 West Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 1450
    Irving, Texas 75038
    United States

    The attorneys and staff at John W. Lawit, LLC are dedicated to providing the highest quality legal services and ensuring the rights and benefits of the immigrant community. As a team of legal professionals, we provide comprehensive and innovative legal services to promote opportunities for a meaningful quality of life. We help clients throughout Texas, New Mexico, and immigrants worldwide.

  • Valentino Law Group

     900 Skokie Blvd, Suite 250
    Northbrook, Illinois 60062
    United States

    Website: https://www.valentinoatlaw.com Valentino Law Group is located in Northbrook, IL and is dedicated to providing quality services of Visa Lawyer Northbrook IL, Immigration Law Firm Northbrook IL, Immigration Law Attorney Northbrook IL, Real estate Law Attorney Northbrook IL, Business Planning Lawyer Northbrook IL. Call us today at (224) 248-9491. We can help! We look forward to hearing from you.

  • Zavala Law, PLLC

     706 B W Ben White Blvd Ste 110 B
    Austin, Texas 78701
    United States

    Zavala Law, PLLC is located in Austin, TX and is dedicated to providing quality services of Immigrant Visa Lawyer Austin TX, Green Card Attorney Austin TX, Work Permit Lawyer Austin TX, Spousal Visa Attorney Austin TX, Marriage Visa Lawyer Austin TX. Call us today at (512) 443-4788. We can help! We look forward to hearing from you.

  • ImmiVisa – US Immigration Law Firm

     2901 Bluegrass Blvd
    Lehi, Utah 84043
    United States

    At ImmiVisa we take care of the lengthy, complicated immigration process. Our specialized team of immigration lawyers help corporations, entrepreneurs, investors and individuals worldwide achieve the ability to pursue opportunities in the United States. Visit: https://usimmivisa.com/

  • Alison Yew

     1155 N First St #218
    San Jose, California 95112
    United States

    Yew Immigration Law Group, a P.C. was founded and is owned by attorney Alison Yew, who has been practising law for 25 years. Only two attorneys in Santa Clara have Ms. Yew’s certification from the California State Bar as a specialist in immigration and nationality law (as of the writing of this bio). Ms. Yew, who focuses only on immigration law, offers shrewd legal representation to those looking to live and work legally in the nation. Visit: https://www.yewlegal.com/

  • McGuire Law

     58 Inverness Dr E
    Englewood, Colorado 80112
    United States

    McGuire Law is most proud of serving in immigration law. We offer clients a defense against deportation. We put everything we have behind proving why you deserve to and should stay in our lovely country.

  • Ohio Immigration Counsel

     255 Lincoln Cir suite a
    Columbus, Ohio 43230-3081
    United States

    Porter Law Office LLC is an AV Preeminent® Rated boutique law firm located just outside Columbus, Ohio in the suburb of Gahanna. Our top-rated firm offers comprehensive family and employment-based immigration law solutions. We help companies obtain H-1B visas, L-1 visas, and PERMs to supplement their workforce with talented foreign labor. We help families reunite together in the U.S. by securing K-1 visas, immigrant visas and adjustment of status. We also assist lawful permanent residents.

  • Otis Landerholm

     2233 Watt Ave
    Arden-Arcade, California 95825
    United States

    Otis C. Landerholm, Esq. is the establishing lawyer of Landerholm Movement, A.P.C., a migration law office situated in Oakland, CA. Otis needs to impact the world by safeguarding the privileges of workers who are up to speed in the general set of laws. Contact us today for more information or to schedule a consultation. Landerholm Immigration A.P.C. 2233 Watt Ave Suite 282 Sacramento, CA 95825 (916) 244-1718 ocl@landerholmimmigration.com

  • Chicago Immigration Advocates Law Offices

     208 S La Salle St suite 1602
    Chicago, Illinois 60604
    United States

    Not just any experience – the right kind of experience. Our Attorneys have been defending immigration removal (deportation) cases since 2001. And, since 1992 – for nearly 30 years – our attorneys have gained experience in primarily in criminal defense and federal civil rights litigation before dedicating themselves to the practice of immigration deportation defense. Website: https://chicagoimmigrationlawyers.net/

  • Sanjay Sobti

     4230 Green River Rd
    corona, California 92880
    United States

    U.S. Immigration Law, Green Cards And Visas, Adjustment Of Status, Asylum And Refugee Status, Family Separation, Online Immigration Services, Deportation, Removal, Criminal Defense, Criminal Immigration, Illegal Entry After Deportation, Motion to Vacate, Expungement, Personal Injury, Car Accident, Misdemeanor, DUI, Felony, Civil Law

  • Colavecchio & Colavecchio Law Office

     339 Harrison St
    Nashville, Tennessee 37219
    United States

    Colavecchio and Colavecchio, PLLC provides immigration services relating to green cards, K visas, and child, sibling, and parent petitions. Legal assistance with provisional waivers, waiver of inadmissibility, denials, and adjustments of status falls within the immigration services offered by the Law Offices of Colavecchio and Colavecchio, PLLC. Advice when filling out a citizenship application or a naturalization application is available too.

  • Law Office: Banks & Associates

     3158 Golansky Blvd Ste 201
    Woodbridge, Virginia 22192
    United States

    Website: https://banksandassociateslaw.com Law Office: Banks & Associates is located in Woodbridge, VA and is dedicated to providing quality services of Accident Attorney Woodbridge VA, Injury Lawyer Woodbridge VA, Estate planning Attorney Woodbridge VA, Medical Malpractice Lawyer Woodbridge VA. Call us today at (703) 878-2265. We can help! We look forward to hearing from you.

  • Smallcomb Law Group, Inc.

     181 Grand Avenue, Suite 207
    Southlake, Texas 76092
    United States

    Our team will lead you through the Fiancé Visa, Marriage Visa, Green Card, Naturalization, or Asylum process from ‘Start-to-Finish’. We’re here to help and offer a multilingual website to make engagement fast and easy. Our priority is to get your case approved as quickly and stress-free as possible. Our prices are affordable, and clients receive personal, individual service to best fit their needs. Don’t Delay, Call Today!

  • Urbina Law Firm

     1165 Northchase Pkwy SE #150
    Marietta, Georgia 30067
    United States

    The U.S. Immigration System imposes a lot of roadblocks on migrants — We promise to do everything in our power to help those struggling with immigration issues.

  • The Immigration Law Offices of David Carvalho, LLC

     1000 Lafayette Boulevard 11th Floor Suite 1100
    Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604
    United States

    Website: https://dcusimmigrationlaw.com The Immigration Law Offices of David Carvalho, LLC is located in Bridgeport, CT and is dedicated to providing quality services of Green Card Lawyer Bridgeport CT, Marriage lawyer Bridgeport CT, Fiance Visa Attorney Bridgeport CT, LGBT Immigration Lawyer Bridgeport CT. Call us today at (203) 292-5909. We can help! We look forward to hearing from you.

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What Does an Immigration Attorney Do?

Applying for any of the various immigration processes can be a very complex situation that already has many laws put in place to avoid abuse.  It can require ample documentation ranging from, birth certificates, marriage licenses (if applicable), proof of financial support and medical examinations. There are also background questions that are asked on the various applications. Failing to give a full and accurate account of an applicant’s background information could result in delays or an outright denial of the application. An applicant will most likely need to consult with an immigration lawyer to ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible.

Consider hiring an immigration attorney if:

  • You are applying for naturalization to become a US Citizen
  • You need to file a petition for permanent resident status (green card)
  • You or a loved one is currently facing the possibility of deportation
  • You have recently married a foreign citizen and are looking to have the foreign citizen stay indefinitely
  • You need a work visa to legally work in the US
  • You simply do not understand any of the applications or processes

Defining United States Immigration Terms

Immigration in the United States can be a very complex process to undertake. It can involve a multitude of different procedures each depending on the purpose of the individual's stay in the US.  The main procedures most commonly at issue are the visa, green card, and citizenship procedures.

Visas are permission for a citizen of a foreign country to travel to the US. There are different types of visas that address employment situations and long-term stays.  Visa’s can be obtained in many ways. Some require a family member(like a spouse) to already have a valid visa, others require an employee sponsor that will employ the applicant during their stay in the US.

Green cards (the name given to the photo id a recipient receives) allow a foreign citizen to remain in the US indefinitely.  They provide permanent resident status upon the applicant, whereas Visas are a temporary permit to remain in the US. The green card process is complex and requires a strong understanding of the application process. There are many categories in which to file, leaving a multitude of possibilities. Things such as age, marital status, work skills, ethnic background and whether the applicant has a US citizen parent can all come into play.

Citizenship permanently confers all the rights and protections of the federal Constitution to the individual receiving it. The applicant may then enter and exit the country as they wish.  The naturalization process, as it is formally called, can be even more complex and time-consuming. It involves interviews, literacy, US history, and government tests as well as an extensive background check. These requirements are all in addition to first completing the green card process and a 3 to 5 year US residency requirement.

How an Immigration Attorney Can Help with Deportation Proceedings

The other half of the immigration process involves removal and deportation and is complicated as well as nerve-wrecking to those involved. Part of that complexity is the nature of the proceeding is quasi-criminal.  Deportation can occur when a non-citizen is present in the US and fails to fulfill the condition or requirements of obtaining a visa or breaks the law. The reasons range from fraudulent marriage in connection with a visa application to simplify failing to maintain a conditional temporary residence.

The deportation process begins with a notice served upon the alien that requires the alien to appear at a hearing. The alien is then given the opportunity to hire an attorney. A hearing is then held where the judge determines whether the facts alleged in the notice are accurate. The alien then has the ability to refute the information provided against him or her or provide evidence of legally accepted reasons to prevent the deportation. After a decision is made, if deportation is ordered, the alien can have the decision appealed by an immigration appeals panel. That appellate decision can then be appealed through federal courts all the way up to the supreme court.

Once deported, the alien may be subject to a ban from the United States that would also include criminal penalties for attempting to re-enter the country. An alien who is deported and then attempts to re-enter the country is guilty of a felony. Deported Aliens usually have to wait a range of between 5 and 20 years to apply for reentry.

How to choose a Qualified Immigration Lawyer

As mentioned before, immigration can be a very long and very complex process. It can be an especially difficult process to understand for applicants whose first language is not English. Though the applications are provided in most every language necessary, some of the concepts may not translate well to other languages and could be hard for an applicant to understand.Moreover, even fluent English speakers still have issues with the applications and turn to professionals for help. Immigration is usually a very serious situation that can be vital to the applicant. Unfortunately, because of the high stakes nature of the process, applicants can be a little more susceptible to fraud and dishonesty as there a many forces that have no issue in taking advantage of the situation.

Research Your Options and Be Careful

There are caveats to all of the above situations mentioned above. It is those caveats that are the source of legal issues that necessitate the consultation of an experienced immigration attorney. The need for any attorney could arise during many of the procedures, in fact, an applicant may want to consult an attorney well before beginning the process.

An applicant should cross check any name they find with reliable sources that provide information about attorneys and authorized immigration service providers.  An applicant should first check uscis.gov which explains what licensing is necessary for attorneys to represent clients in immigration court.  Note that in the Unite States, non-attorneys such as “Notarios” or notary publics, or immigration consultants cannot legally give you immigration legal advice unless they are authorized service providers.

Consider the Stakes Involved and Which Next Action is Right for You

An applicant should carefully consider whether they will want to use the services of an authorized provider or an attorney. There are many considerations that an applicant has to make. The decision will often come down to price and the stakes involved in the immigration issue. Can the applicant afford the attorney, does the price matter? Fees for attorney services can vary greatly amongst individual attorneys. If the price is a big consideration, an applicant will want to consider few attorneys before making a decision.

Questions always arise as to whether a more expensive attorney is better than a cheaper option. There are many factors to consider when evaluating this question. Attorney fees are normally based on the experience, results and proven capabilities of an attorney. If an attorney has practiced immigration law and charges a large sum, an assumption can be made that there have been many clients willing to pay more for the attorney services because of the attorney’s effectiveness. On the other hand, smaller law firms or solo practitioner may have just as much experience and success in handling immigration cases as a more expensive attorney.

The stakes involved or the seriousness of the need for the immigration application is also a factor an applicant has to consider. Is the applicant simply looking to renew a green card or is there a threat of deportation because of a misstatement in an application? The more there is at stake, the more important it may be to have a person who is well versed and trained in trial advocacy. A deportation hearing is very similar to a trial.

Research Potential Lawyers You Could Hire then Schedule an Appointment with a Few

An applicant will want to gather as much information about the person assisting their application, whether it be an authorized service provider or an attorney.  It is important for an applicant to find out as much information as they can before any consultation. It is not very difficult to find information on an attorney. An applicant can search websites that provide attorney reviews that will allow an applicant to see what other clients have said about the attorney’s services.

Most attorneys have their own websites that contain information about their practice and experience. An applicant should study that information carefully and go to a consultation with questions. The applicant should take a careful look at the type of immigration cases the lawyer has handled. Do they simply do non-immigrant visas, do they handle deportation matters? Do they have someone there that can help a non-English speaker?

An immigration applicant should be fully aware of the complexity of the process and realize that they may need help in order to be successful.  An applicant should do as much research as possible and seek out the help of individual that are best equipped to assist them.