Most people who have to deal with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), or Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) do not realize they don’t have to deal with them alone. The truth is everyone has the right to retain and use the services of an immigration lawyer, no matter their status in the U.S. or the legal situation unfolding before them.
If you want to enter or stay in the United States but some sort of legal complication is threatening that goal, then the first thing you should do is talk to an immigration attorney about the path ahead.
Do I Need an Immigration Lawyer?
You should consider the services of an immigration lawyer for a number of reasons, such as:
You Don’t Have All the Immigration Knowledge You May Need
The most obvious benefit is also the most important in most cases, which is you just don’t know about immigration law. Anything related to a foreign-born person entering and staying in the United States falls under the immigration law umbrella, so it is a big umbrella.
Sorting through all of those details alone is probably not an option if you have other things on your plate, or if the clock is already ticking on your immigration case. Your immigration lawyer will not only educate you about your rights, but they can also act on your behalf during all interactions with the USCIS. Not into paperwork? They can also help you get all your papers filled out, in order, and filed.
You Are at Risk of Deportation
Just as you need a criminal defense lawyer when charged or accused of a serious crime, you need an immigration attorney when you are targeted for removal. ICE agents could be actively seeking you if you have been notified of your pending removal, depending on the specifics, too.
Quickly seek out an immigration attorney if you are at risk of deportation to discover your options to challenge or delay it, such as with a stay of removal order.
You Need to Hire Foreign Workers
Running a successful business is one thing, and hiring foreign workers who specialize in certain fields is one thing entirely separate. When you don’t have the time, energy, or interest in hiring a foreign worker and bringing them into the U.S., but you really need their help to keep your company afloat, start by hiring a local immigration attorney. They can help you figure out all the employment visas or investor visas you need, so you can keep your focus on running your business.
Your Case Is Delayed or Denied
The only thing worse with dealing with the USCIS is having to deal with them twice after they delay or deny your immigration case or petition. To make certain you don’t get caught up unnecessarily in a web of further complications, contact an immigration attorney as soon as you get notice of the denial or delay. You might only have a slim window of opportunity to respond or appeal before the cases closes for good.
Do you need help with an immigration case of your own? Have questions about immigration law that only an immigration attorney can answer? Come to E.A. Wood Law Firm for all the guidance you need.
We are a multi-language law firm with more than 20 years of combined immigration law experience. From right here in our town of New Bern to far across seas, we serve immigration clients nationwide and worldwide!
Call us at (800) 611-0821 to request your initial consultation with our team of immigration lawyers.