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.

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

     4101 Greenbriar Drive, Suite #317
    houston, texas 77098
    United States

    Luis Ruiz Law was established in 2014 in order to represent individuals and families in immigration cases. As an experienced Houston immigration lawyer, Luis Ruiz is dedicated to providing quality legal representation and getting results. If you’re in need of a fierce immigration lawyer in Houston, TX contact Luis Ruiz Law today! – Luis Ruiz Law se estableció en 2014 con el fin de representar a personas y familias en casos de inmigración.

  • Wolford Wayne LLP

     220 Montgomery St Suite 852
    San Francisco, California 94104
    United States

    When your livelihood as a tenant is threatened, you need a hardworking legal team that can defend your rights. At Wolford Wayne LLP, we help tenants in wrongful eviction lawsuits, eviction defense & landlord disputes. Our mission is to serve tenants, never landlords, by protecting your right to safe, comfortable housing. Call us today to schedule a consultation with a tenacious San Fransisco wrongful eviction attorney.For more details visit us @https://wolford-wayne.com/

  • Law Office of Lu & Associates

     1 Sansome St
    San Francisco, California 94104
    United States

    Phone: 4159928806

    At the Law Office of Lu & Associates, we provide legal services to individuals, corporations and non-for-profit organizations in immigration matters exclusively. We understand the complex and confusing nature of immigration law, and our mission is to provide immigrants a strong voice and the experienced representation they deserve.

  • Gunderson Immigration Law

     1400 E Southern Ave Suite 850
    Tempe, Arizona 85282
    United States

    Gunderson Immigration Law’s team of Arizona immigration attorneys have been practicing in Arizona for over 30 years. With our client-centered approach, we are able to help our clients understand the options they have and what the best course of action is so that they can meet their goals. U.S. immigration laws are complex, and our trusted Arizona immigration lawyers are prepared to help every step of the way. We provide a variety of immigration law services to help you achieve your citizenshi

  • Fayad Law, P.C.

     8315 Lee Highway Suite 620
    Fairfax, Virginia 22031
    United States

    Phone: 7039985390

    Fayad Law, P.C. was honored to be appointed by the Office of Attorney General Mark Herring as Special Counsel to the Commonwealth of Virginia for all immigration matters. With more than 20 years of collective attorney experience on its side, Fayad Law has reached successful case results for a great number of clients, which has allowed the firm to establish an impressive track record.

  • Express Document Solutions

     17938 Ventura Blvd
    Encino, California 91316
    United States

    Express Document Solutions is located in Encino, CA and is dedicated to providing quality services in the following practice areas: Immigration law Attorney Encino, CA, Passport & Visa Services Encino, CA, PASSPORTS service Encino, CA, VISA Lawyer Encino, CA, CITIZENSHIP law Attorney Encino, CA, NOTARY PUBLIC SERVICES Encino, CA, DOCUMENT TRANSLATION services Encino, CA. Call us today at (747) 777-8292. We can help! We look forward to hearing from you.

  • The Milovic Law Firm

     3420 E. Shea Blvd, Suite 200
    Phoenix, Arizona 85028
    United States

    At the Milovic Law Firm, Attorney Maya Milovic and staff find pride in building relationships with clients that last throughout the representation and beyond. We hold our duty to the client in the highest regard and are committed to achieving the most successful outcome. Providing comprehensive legal advice and education are at the core of our firm’s mission. Our clients are not just a case, we are compassionate to their story and dedicated to their outcome. We practice with the awareness that

  • Andres Mejer Law

     1065 US-22 Suite 2B
    Bridgewater Township, New Jersey 08807
    United States

    Andres Mejer provides legal counsel for his clients and has successfully defended people facing criminal law, family and immigration issues. Call our Bridgewater Township immigration attorney at 732-907-8601.

  • Modern Law Group, P.C.

     789 Gateway Center Way
    San Diego, California 92102
    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! (888) 902-9285

  • Diener Law

     421 Chapanoke Rd #161
    Raleigh, North Carolina 27603
    United States

    Diener Law is a full-service, mid-size, non-traditional firm in Eastern North Carolina. We advocate for the rights of the under-represented, including many Latino clients. Diener law firm Established in 2004, our firm has grown quickly but remains bound up to its driving principles of inclusiveness, generosity, diversity and excellence.

  • Diener Law

     2000 Avondale Dr Suite W
    Durham, North Carolina 27704
    United States

    Diener Law is a full-service, mid-size, non-traditional firm in Eastern North Carolina. We advocate for the rights of the under-represented, including many Latino clients. Diener law firm Established in 2004, our firm has grown quickly but remains bound up to its driving principles of inclusiveness, generosity, diversity and excellence.

  • Diener Law

     302 NC-55
    Mount Olive, North Carolina 28365
    United States

    Diener Law is a full-service, mid-size, non-traditional firm in Eastern North Carolina. We advocate for the rights of the under-represented, including many Latino clients. Diener law firm Established in 2004, our firm has grown quickly but remains bound up to its driving principles of inclusiveness, generosity, diversity and excellence. Our practice areas are Immigration, personal injury, work injuries and criminal law.

  • Diener Law

     308 Greenville Blvd SE Ste A
    Greenville, North Carolina 27858
    United States

    Diener Law is a full-service, mid-size, non-traditional firm in Eastern North Carolina. We advocate for the rights of the under-represented, including many Latino clients. Diener law firm Established in 2004, our firm has grown quickly but remains bound up to its driving principles of inclusiveness, generosity, diversity and excellence.

  • Andres Mejer Law

     212 2nd St #104
    Lakewood, New Jersey 08701
    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 732-363-5949.

  • 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/

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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.