Find the Best Immigration Attorneys

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    Law Offices of Beles & Beles

    Superlawyers Recipient?: Yes

     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.

  • Top Houston Immigration attorney Law Firm – Daniel Albert Law Firm

     10925 Beechnut St a106
    Houston, Texas 77072
    United States

    Attorney Daniel Albert has over 15 years of experience in practicing law and has successfully handled thousands of clients’ cases ranging from immigration, family, personal injury, criminal, and real estate law, among other areas. As an experienced immigration lawyer, Daniel Albert has helped many individuals achieve their American dream of becoming U.S. citizens. His practice extends to clients in all 50 states and overseas.

  • Law Office Of Rosemary Vega PLLC

     6161 Savoy Dr Ste 1120
    Houston, TX 77036
    United States

    Law Office Of Rosemary Vega PLLC specializes in preserving family unity and values in Houston, TX. We help people create a plan to legally protect their assets, investments and family values, and focus on immigration, complex immigration cases and international community. Visit us: https://www.rosemaryvegalaw.com/

  • Zaveri Law Firm P.C.

     167 Main St
    Hackensack, New Jersey 07601
    United States

    Phone: 2012895393

    Pursuing a future in the United States is possible. Whether your goal is is to run a successful business or keep your family together, Zaveri Law Firm P.C. shares your aspirations as the Hackensack immigration attorney you trust. We are here to assist you business endeavors, and other matters as you seek a fresh start in the United States. Contact our firm today to set up a consultation with a knowledgeable lawyer. For more details visit us @ https://www.zaveriimmigrationl

  • Medya Ansari

     255 N Market St
    San Jose, California 95110
    United States

    Phone: 4087091047

    I’m Medya Ansari, a partner at Getachew & Ansari Immigration Attorneys, P.C. We are distinguished law firm specializing in immigration law, recognized for its profound commitment to assisting clients through the complexities of immigration processes. With a focus on providing tailored and comprehensive legal solutions, our firm stands out for its expertise in handling a wide range of immigration matters, from visa applications&citizenship to asylum…Website: https://www.ethiopianattorney.com

  • Dchica

     C44/4, First Floor Okhla Industrial Area Phase II New Delhi,110020
    New Delhi, California 110020
    United States

    Dchica is your go-to destination for trendy and playful Teen products! Explore our diverse collection featuring beginner bras, comfy cotton panties, athleisure sportswear, stylish footwear, and innovative period panties. We blend style with comfort, ensuring teens embrace their individuality. Our fashion-forward designs cater to the dynamic lifestyle of today’s youth. Discover the perfect mix of quality and trendiness, empowering teens to express themselves confidently. https://www.dchica.in/

  • Pandev Law – Immigration Lawyer Charleston

     170 Meeting Street
    Charleston, South Carolina 29401
    United States

    If you are searching for “immigration lawyer near me”/”abogado de migracion” you have come to the right place. Pandev Law’s Charleston immigration law office is situated in the heart of Charleston’s world famous Historic District. Our Charleston immigration lawyer is located just one block south of the Historic Charleston City Market, in downtown Charleston. So if you are searching for an “immigration attorney near me,” we are conveniently located to help you.

  • Kasturi Law, LLC

     1821 Walden Office Square #400
    Schaumburg, Illinois 60173
    United States

    At Kasturi Law, LLC, our Schaumburg immigration & nationality lawyer and law firm founder, Shobhana R. Kasturi, believes helping fellow immigrants navigate the complex legal process of becoming a citizen in the U.S. is her calling. Kasturi Law, LLC specializes in various aspects of immigration law, including 601a Waivers, Family Based Immigration, Green Card applications, K1 Visa & Fiance Visa processes, Naturalization and citizenship, U Visa and Non-Immigrant Visa applications. Call us

  • Kasturi Law, LLC

     1821 Walden Office Square #400
    Schaumburg, Illinois 60173
    United States

    At Kasturi Law, LLC, our Schaumburg immigration and nationality law attorney and law firm founder, Shobhana R. Kasturi, believes helping fellow immigrants navigate the complex legal process of becoming a citizen in the U.S. is her calling. Visit us : https://www.kasturilaw.com

  • Law Offices of S. Ouya Maina

     2140 Shattuck Ave, #810
    Berkeley, California 94704
    United States

    Phone: 4153916612

    Welcome to the Law Offices of S. Ouya Maina, your trusted partner in navigating the complex terrain of immigration law in Berkeley, California. Founded by Sam Ouya Maina, a seasoned immigration attorney with over 27 years of experience, we are committed to providing comprehensive legal solutions to individuals and families facing immigration challenges.

  • John Nicelli & Associates

     225 Broadway # 616
    New York, New York 10007
    United States

    John Nicelli & Associates is a law firm based in Manhattan, New York focusing in immigration law. The firm concentrates much of its practice in family-based immigration, employment-based immigration, and immigration litigation, but also offers legal assistance with naturalization, waivers, and nonimmigrant visas. Its founding attorney, John A. Nicelli Esq., has over 30 years of legal experience assisting immigrants throughout the country. John Nicelli & Associates strives to give each client’s c

  • Kasturi Law, LLC

     29 S Webster St Suite 370
    Naperville, Illinois 60540
    United States

    Kasturi Law, LLC is a distinguished immigration law firm based in Naperville, Illinois. With a focus on providing comprehensive legal services, Kasturi Law, LLC specializes in various aspects of immigration law, including 601a Waivers, Family Based Immigration, Green Card applications, K1 Visa & Fiance Visa processes, Naturalization & Citizenship, U Visa and Non-Immigrant Visa applications.

  • Steven T. Meier

     1515 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203
    Charlotte, North Carolina 28203
    United States

    Phone: 7048851004

    Led by attorney Steven T. Meier, our office is staffed with skilled criminal defense, immigration law and personal injury lawyers who help individuals located in the Greater Charlotte area including Mecklenburg County.

  • Lozano Law Firm

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

    Located at 5718 University Heights Blvd #104, Lozano Law Firm is a dedicated legal practice in San Antonio. Our team of experienced attorneys is committed to providing top-notch legal services, specializing in various areas of law. Website – https://www.abogadolozano.com/ Phone -(210) 899-2290 Company Hours – 09:00 – 17:00 ( MON – FRI )

  • Lincoln-Goldfinch Law

     1005 E 40th St
    Austin, texas 78751
    United States

    Established in 2015, Lincoln-Goldfinch Law provides immigration and bankruptcy services from their offices in Austin Texas. The firm’s founder, Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch has been guiding people all over the US and around the globe through the immigration process so they could live and work in the US without fear of deportation. Her and her team’s mission is to bring peace to immigrant families, their dedication to this mission is unparalleled. URL: https://www.lincolngoldfinch.com/

  • STEVE SMITH Trial Lawyers

     191 Water St
    Augusta, Maine 04330
    United States

    Phone: 2076223711

    Whether you’re facing a misdemeanor or a felony, a criminal charge is nothing to take lightly. A conviction can have lasting impacts on your life, so you need a skilled legal advocate to protect your rights. STEVE SMITH Trial Lawyers is a team of Maine criminal defense attorneys that strives to assist clients with their complex legal needs. Call today to schedule a consultation.

  • Rosina C. Stambaugh

     2930 Carol Rd
    York, Pennsylvania 17402
    United States

    Rosina Stambaugh focuses her practice on removal defense in the detained and non-detained settings. She has extensive experience with all forms of relief from removal and has successfully litigated cases in different Immigration Courts throughout the U.S., the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. She also represents individuals and families applying for affirmative benefits with U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services. The daughter of Italian immigrants, Ms. Stamb

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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.