Find the Best Immigration Attorneys

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    Law Offices of Beles & Beles

     Ordway Building
    Oakland, California 94612
    United States

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    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.

  • Gateway Immigration Law Firm

     515 Jefferson St
    Saint Charles, Missouri 63301
    United States

    Family Based Immigration, Employment Immigration, Green Card Application, Visa Application, Adjustment Of Status, Victims Of Crimes, Ice Enforcement, Unlawful Presence Waiver, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Temporary Protected Status, Asylum And Refugee Status

  • Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C.

     1900 Embarcadero
    Oakland, California 94606
    United States

    Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C. is a full-service immigration law firm located in the heart of downtown Oakland, California. We are proud to offer comprehensive and professional legal services to immigrants and their families from all over the world. Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C. 1900 Embarcadero, Suite 310, Oakland, CA 94606 (510) 488-1020 Homepage

  • Luis Ruiz Law | Baytown Immigration Attorney | Abogado de Inmigración

     600 Ward Road
    Baytown, Texas 77520
    United States

    Luis Ruiz law was established in 2014 in order to represent individuals and families in immigration cases. As an experienced Baytown immigration attorney, Luis Ruiz is dedicated to providing quality legal representation and getting results. Within immigration law, their team has knowledge in cases dealing with family applications, American citizenship and Visas, immigration through relatives, and more. If you’re in need of a fierce Baytown Immigration lawyer, contact Luis Ruiz Law today!

  • Glendale Immigration Lawyer

     20325 N 51st Ave, Suite 134
    Glendale, Arizona 85308
    United States

    Pace Rawlins takes a client-focused approach to his practice and strives to incorporate each client’s unique goals and circumstances. He tailors his legal strategies for each client and always delivers professional, comprehensive, and personalized services. Mr. Rawlins and his legal team always put their clients’ needs first and employ the utmost care and diligence in doing so.

  • Scottsdale Immigration Lawyer

     11111 N Scottsdale Rd, #205-V
    Scottsdale, Arizona 85254
    United States

    Pace Rawlins takes a client-focused approach to his practice and strives to incorporate each client’s unique goals and circumstances. He tailors his legal strategies for each client and always delivers professional, comprehensive, and personalized services. Mr. Rawlins and his legal team always put their clients’ needs first and employ the utmost care and diligence in doing so.

  • Tempe Immigration Lawyer

     60 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Suite 900
    Tempe, Arizona 85281
    United States

    Our experienced Tempe immigration legal team is dedicated to helping individuals and their families navigate complex immigration issues. With help from Tempe immigration lawyer Pace Rawlins, you and your family can encounter greater opportunities to thrive in the U.S.

  • Tucson Immigration Lawyer

     One S Church Ave, Suite 1200
    Tucson, Arizona 85701
    United States

    Our experienced Tucson immigration legal team is dedicated to helping individuals and their families navigate complex immigration issues. With help from Tucson immigration lawyer Pace Rawlins, you and your family can encounter greater opportunities to thrive in the U.S.

  • Arizona Immigration Lawyer

     20325 N 51st Ave, Suite 134
    Glendale, Arizona 85308
    United States

    If you wish to work in the U.S., require a waiver, are at risk of getting deported, or are dealing with another immigration matter, it’s important to speak with an experienced Arizona immigration lawyer. Attorney Pace Rawlins has the knowledge and expertise needed to help clients resolve their immigration issues for the most favorable outcome possible.

  • Mesa Immigration Lawyer

     3707 E Southern Ave
    Mesa, Arizona 85206
    United States

    If you wish to work in the U.S., require a waiver, are at risk of getting deported, or are dealing with another immigration matter, it’s important to speak with an experienced Mesa immigration lawyer. Attorney Pace Rawlins has the knowledge and expertise needed to help clients resolve their immigration issues for the most favorable outcome possible.

  • Phoenix Immigration Lawyer

     2375 E Camelback Rd, Suite 600
    Phoenix, Arizona 85016
    United States

    Pace Rawlins takes a client-focused approach to his practice and strives to incorporate each client’s unique goals and circumstances. He tailors his legal strategies for each client and always delivers professional, comprehensive, and personalized services. Mr. Rawlins and his legal team always put their clients’ needs first and employ the utmost care and diligence in doing so.

  • Warren Law Firm

     580 California Street, #1200
    San Francisco, California 94104
    United States

    Since 2003, the Warren Law firm has focused exclusively on settling US immigration issues and procuring visas for those in need. We have provided immigration support for Fortune 500 companies, start-up companies, asylum seekers, artists, students, fiancés, investors, international employees and more. The firm is also a leader in advocating VAWA cases.

  • Pricilla Saraf

     30 Chatham Road, PO Box 197
    Millburn, New Jersey 07078
    United States

    Pricilla Saraf is president and founder at Mori Law, a New Jersey-based immigration law firm. Her practice focuses on business immigration, working with startups, small and medium sized companies in filing employment-based petitions for foreign workers seeking temporary and permanent employment in the US. Her experience includes permanent residence, citizenship, consular processing, and nonimmigrant visas. Website : www.pricillasaraf.com

  • Nomos Law Group L.L.C

     800 Boylston Street, Floor 16
    Boston, Massachusetts 02199
    United States

    Phone: 8336178654

    Nomos Law Group LLC is a national law firm specializing in immigration law based in Boston, MA and Boca Raton FL. With dedicated commitment, compassion, and accountability, we assist individuals, families and businesses with: 1) Family-based immigration 2) Employment-based green cards 3) Citizenship and naturalization 4) Asylum 5) TPS visas 6) Temporary work visas 7) Deportation and removal defense 8) Change of status 9) Student and visitor visas 10) And other relat

  • SYG Law Frim | Immigration Attorney Temecula

     27450 Ynez Rd
    Temecula, California 92591
    United States

    SYG Law Firm 27450 Ynez Road, Suite 210 Temecula, CA 92591 (951) 595-7127 Website: https://syglaw.com/ Temecula Immigration Attorney. We help individuals and families obtain green cards, visas, travel documents, naturalization, and other immigration benefits. Call for a free consultation today.

  • Docketwise

     1430 Walnut St
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
    United States

    Docketwise is the #1 rated all-in-one immigration software and case management, trusted by thousands of immigration lawyers across the US. Docketwise modernizes immigration practice with multilingual intakes and a complete suite of case management features.

  • Westover Law Firm

     1012 S Stapley Dr 109 Bldg 3
    Mesa, Arizona 85204
    United States

    Westover Law Firm was founded in March 2008 by Jesse Westover and currently includes a staff of 5 wonderful legal assistants and 2 attorneys. The firm currently specializes in Immigration and Nationality Law, including Deportation Defense, Family Immigration, Employment Immigration, U Visas, VAWA, Work Permits, Naturalization, DACA and all other related petitions of Immigration Law.

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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.