Immigration lawyers give practical legal advice and help their clients by guiding them in critical matters. Some of these topics range from visa applications, how to acquire green cards, how to be a citizen, and how to be naturalized. They can also help you in more sensitive matters like deportation issues and terms of employment of non-citizens.
They act more as mediators between their clients and the authorities like the US Citizenship and Immigration Services. On occasion, they also make appearances before judges if their clients are facing immigration hearings.
As the name implies, these lawyers specialize in helping individuals with immigration needs. Here are some cases where a person needs an immigration lawyer to help them with their case.
- If an applicant doesn’t know how to go through the process
This is the most practical way for you to do it. The following reasons stem from this. If you need assistance in your immigration process, then go to experts who know every step of the way. A good lawyer will be able to assist you and can even help speed up the process.
- If the applicant has a criminal record
An applicant should disclose their entire criminal background including dropped charges. An immigration lawyer will be a better choice than hiring a criminal lawyer because they have a better understanding of how immigration law and criminal law can overlap.
- If a person’s marriage to a US citizen is terminated before getting a permanent resident status
Marriage-based visas tend to be applied in conjunction with the partners. So if their marriage is suddenly terminated, it can be hard to process the application for the immigrant. An immigration lawyer can advise what’s the best course of action to pursue the process.
An immigrant who also wanted to adjust their permanent resident status but was divorced and then remarried another US citizen may need an immigration lawyer. This is because some may suspect the previous marriage to be a scam. A lawyer may be able to help prove that the first marriage was legitimate.
- Prior denial of applications
When an applicant has been denied multiple times of their application, an immigration lawyer can help find the reasons why this occurred. They can also help make it possible to repeal the application or re-apply for the future.
- If the applicant was deported or excluded from entry
Deportation or exclusion means the permanent ban from applications. A lawyer can help these individuals by providing advice on the effects of the sentence to them.
- If the applicant has a serious medical condition
These can include communicable diseases or any other medical issues. A good lawyer can help communicate this to the authorities.
- If an applicant has waited far too long for their application process
A seasoned immigration lawyer knows the standard timeline an application goes through. They can help speed up the process if it has taken too long or helped expedite the process along the way.
- If the applicant is having a hard time with their employer
An employment visa can be difficult to process thus some employers may put this to the side. But an immigration lawyer can persuade employers to fulfill this obligation to their immigrant workers.
Matters of immigration can be fairly difficult and complicated especially if the applicant has a hard time understanding what needs to be done in the process.
At Power Law Group, we specialize in immigration cases and have immigration lawyers with years of experience under our belts. You can trust us to provide you with transparency and trustworthy service to help in your application and cases.
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