Many times non-US citizens who come to the United States often do not speak English very well but are still expected to comprehend the complex regulations and laws related to immigration law. They may need to reunite with a family member, prove their US citizenship, or find out their immigration status as it relates to criminal convictions and are at a disadvantage because they don’t understand the complex United States immigration laws. Finding an experienced immigration lawyer can help you meet the conditions you need to meet that are required by law and they will show you how to avoid mistakes that can be both costly and life-altering.
Many common mistakes can be made by inadequate legal counsel or uninformed foreigners that can result in problems in areas such as asylum, visa, residency, or whether the non-U.S. citizen should be placed in removal proceedings. You can receive the services from a qualified immigration attorney in the areas of immigration and criminal law, visas, naturalization and citizenship, employment and business immigration, and family-based immigration, where your interests and rights are protected.
Without qualified representation, many foreigners have made huge errors with answering the Form N-400 of the naturalization application. There are some definite “red flags” with answering some questions on this form a certain way and with the right immigration attorney, you will be guided on how to provide honest and concise answers to the questions that will not cause you undue harm because you may not understand them.
If you are a foreigner and seeking legal permanent residence through a family member, you are required to provide certain types of financial information. With the Hiring of a qualified immigration lawyer, you will learn that deflated wages, lack of employment, and unfiled tax returns can pose significant problems for you. Many times residency cases can take up to as much as a few years to process which is why hiring an immigration lawyer can help you avoid many of the “surprises” that can arise during the entire residency process. A qualified attorney working in this area can notify interested parties if the client moves to a new address, if there are changes in the immigration procedures, or if CIS asks for more evidence, to keep the process moving as quickly and efficiently as possible.
It is essential that an immigration attorney be consulted when a foreigner is accused of a crime or arrested.
Because there are immigration consequences to most crimes, even if told by the criminal lawyer that the case is expunged, the case is a misdemeanor offense, the disposition is withholding adjudication, an immigration attorney should still be hired to protect the rights of the non-U.S. citizen.