There are many pretty straightforward areas of the law. That is to say that either a crime was committed or it wasn’t, the prosecution and defense do not see eye to eye so they present opposing arguments, and someone either proves charges against reasonable doubt or a judge and jury were not convinced or swayed of the evidence. But an immigration lawyer has the responsibility of interpreting law based on the Department of Home Land Security’s position on specific reasoning for application, country of origin for certain immigrants, and the influx of individuals seeking citizenship. It is the responsibility of the immigration lawyer to make that process as easy as possible on their client by ensuring that they represent themselves with accurate information, complete all proper documentation, meet deadlines and comply with the local government throughout their case.
When individuals are applying for varieties of visas an immigration lawyer is the advocate they seek to walk them through the process. A few of the most sought-after are academic, employment, and medical visa. First, the academic visa is very common because many students want to receive specific education and degree to either take a great education back to their country of origin to make great contributions to the sciences, legal system or the arts; it is because the United States has several of the world’s top schools. Second, many people come to the United States to gain employment to send money back home for several reasons but they must first gain employment.
These are temporary visas that must be applied for with the employer for proper documentation. From here the employee has been documented and before the end of their visa stay, they have time to consult with an immigration lawyer about changing his or her status. Third, many conditions that befall men, women, and children around the world require advanced medicine, technology, and techniques to improve the condition while preserving more form and function than was once humanly possible with archaic, reactive, or ineffective medicine practiced in some countries and villages. So, many men women, and children try to seek medical attention in countries like the United States where there is access to effective medical practices.
Immigration will always have emotional and political significance to the uprooted individual and the country they are entering. But whether a client has been torn away from their family, ill or frightened to return to their country of origin, it is the responsibility of the immigration lawyer to solely interpret the law with counsel and legal representation. Many times that is enough to provide the emotional and political freedom to so many clients served each year.