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.

  • The Lozano Law Firm, PLLC

     5718 University Heights Blvd #104
    San Antonio, Texas 78249
    United States

    The Lozano Law Firm, PLLC is a San Antonio immigration law firm dedicated to providing personal attention and cost-effective immigration lawyer solutions to each client. Firm founder and principal attorney Alfredo Lozano is a Board-Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law, certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

  • Law Office of Martin Perez, LLC

     540 W 35th St
    Chicago, Illinois 60616
    United States

    Law Office of Martin Perez, LLC is located in Chicago, IL and is dedicated to providing quality services in the following practice areas: Immigration law Chicago, IL, Adjustment status Chicago, IL, Family immigration law Chicago, IL. Call us today at (773) 966-4974. We can help! We look forward to hearing from you.

  • Sverdloff Law Group, P.C.

     120 S State Street Third Floor
    Chicago, Illinois 60603
    United States

    Phone: 3122389090

    Julia Sverdloff is a premiere Chicago immigration attorney dedicated to helping immigrants make their dreams a reality. Our professional team handles family immigration, asylum and deportations with the tenacity your case requires. Call us for a consultation. For more details visit us @ https://sverdlofflaw.com/

  • Kazmi & Sakata Attorneys at Law

     4909 Murphy Canyon Rd #310
    San Diego, California 92123
    United States

    Phone: 8588740711

    KS Visa Law is the leading business and family immigration and nationality law firm, providing comprehensive services in San Diego. From the initial petition, our expert lawyers will ensure to the clients that proper steps are being taken for the successful completing of the application process. We specialize in permanent residency visas via employment, family law immigration, consulate processing, and temporary employment immigration such as E-1 visa in San Diego. For more detail: ksvisalaw.com

  • HSD IMMIGRATION, LLC – LENEXA

     12345 W 95th St
    Lenexa, Kansas 66215
    United States

    At HSD Immigration, LLC we specialize in helping our clients secure and defend U.S. visas and lawful immigration status. We are a full-service immigration law firm representing clients in a wide variety of immigration matters, including, but not limited to, family- and employment-based immigration, removal defense, immigration enforcement, humanitarian benefits, immigration compliance,naturalization and other related matters.

  • HSD IMMIGRATION, LLC – NAPERVILLE

     1755
    Naperville, Illinois 60563
    United States

    At HSD Immigration, LLC we specialize in helping our clients secure and defend U.S. visas and lawful immigration status. We are a full-service immigration law firm representing clients in a wide variety of immigration matters, including, but not limited to, family- and employment-based immigration, removal defense, immigration enforcement, humanitarian benefits, immigration compliance,naturalization and other related matters.

  • Immigration Law Offices San Jose | Attorney Sweta Khandelwal

     95 South Market Street, Suite 410
    San Jose, California 95113
    United States

    San Jose Immigration Lawyer Sweta Khandelwal, rated 10/10 on Avvo, helps businesses and families get visas and green cards. Principal Attorney Sweta Khandelwal has represented 500+ clients from 50+ nationalities in the last 15 years. She has been recognized as a “SuperLawyer” and has been the Chairperson of the Silicon Valley chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

  • Orbit Law, PLLC

     2459 152nd Ave NE, Building 17
    Redmond, Washington 98052
    United States

    At Orbit Law, PLLC we practice exclusively in immigration law. Our immigration attorneys have extensive experience in assisting clients with employment-based immigration; foreign investors seeking to invest in the US; individuals of outstanding merit and family-based immigration. | Website: https://www.orbitlawpllc.com/

  • Andres Mejer Law

     50 Park Pl Suite #1101
    Newark, New Jersey 07102
    United States

    Andres Mejer provides legal counsel for his clients and has successfully defended people facing criminal law, family and immigration issues. Call our Newark immigration attorney at 862-325-5199.

  • Central Texas Mobile Storage

     Texas
    Texas, Texas 79567
    United States

    We provide convenient and cost-effective solutions for your long or short-term storage needs. Our all weather-proof, steel (walls, frames, and doors) containers can be delivered directly to your requested location. These containers provide excellent secure storage for commercial and residential use. For more details contact us today +1 254-498-9036.

  • The Chidolue Law Firm

     952 International Pkwy
    Orlando, Florida 32746
    United States

    Phone: 4079956567

    An Immigration and Trademark Law Firm that is all about touching people and changing lives. We help immigrants successfully navigate United States Immigration, so they can achieve their immigration goals and dreams, and we help business owners and individuals seeking to protect their creative works and livelihoods.

  • Raza Mica Law Office

     500 W 7th St
    Tulsa, Oklahoma 74119
    United States

    Oklahoma Immigration Lawyers: Call (888) Raza-Mica for free attorney consultation with a Tulsa lawyer about qualifying legalized immigration to the United States through visas, green cards, or naturalized citizenship.

  • Xu Law Group PLLC

     1 Vesey St
    New York, New York 10007
    United States

    Xu Law Group is a top NYC law firm that specializes in helping immigrants, international founders and business owners succeed in America. Our areas of practice include business immigration, family immigration, intellectual property, small business law, real estate, international estate planning, and more.

  • Abogado De Inmigración Staten Island

     6400 Amboy Rd, Suite 118 Staten Island, NY 10309
    New York, New York 10309
    United States

    An immigrant is a foreign citizen who has been authorized to live and work permanently in the United States. If you want to become an immigrant because you have a permanent employment opportunity in the United States, or if you are an employer who wants to sponsor someone for permanent legal residence based on permanent employment in the United States, you must go through a multi-step process. First, foreign citizens and employees must determine if they are eligible for legal permanent residence

  • Cipolla Law Group

     200 N LaSalle Street, Suite 1550
    Chicago, Illinois 60601
    United States

    Trusted Chicago Immigration Lawyers. Abogado/a de Inmigración de Confianza en Chicago, Illinois. Chinese Immigration Lawyers Chicago. We handle all immigration related matters including H-1B visa, L-1 Visa, O visa, TN visa, Marriage green card, K1 visa, VAWA green card, U visa, I-601A Provisional Waiver, I-601 Waiver, Removal and Deportation Defense, Asylum, DACA, Citizenship, Change/extension of Status, Removal of Conditions, Adjustment of Status. Call us at 773-687-0549 for a consultation.

  • Cipolla Law Group

     200 N LaSalle St
    Chicago, Illinois 60601
    United States

    Trusted Chicago Immigration Lawyers. Abogado/a de Inmigracion de Confianze en Chicago, Illinois. We handle all immigration related matters including H-1B visa, L-1 Visa, O visa, TN visa, Marriage green card, K1 visa, VAWA green card, U visa, I-601A Provisional Waiver, I-601 Waiver, Removal and Deporation Defense, Asylum, DACA, Citizenship, Change/extension of Status, Removal of Conditions, Adjustment of Status. Call us at 773-687-0549 for a consultation.

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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.