Do I Need an Attorney?
Immigration law is one of the most complex areas of the law, if not the most complex. In fact, USCIS spokeswoman Karen Kraushaar has stated that “immigration is a mystery and a mastery of obfuscation, and the lawyers who can ﬁgure it out are worth their weight in gold,” because of this complexity.
Immigration is also an area where mistakes can carry extreme consequences – deportation and bars from returning to the United States.
This combination of high complexity and extreme consequences make it imperative that, for all but the simplest and straight forward cases, one have an experienced attorney handling the matter. Having an attorney from the start of the case will cost less than having to hire an attorney to try to ﬁx a problem caused by a mistake that could have been avoided if an attorney had been handing the case.
Our ﬁrm has seen this time and time again. We have had cases where employers attempted to ﬁle a Labor Certiﬁcation by themselves, only to have it denied because they did not comply with all the requirements. We have had cases where people have ﬁled appeals on denials without realizing that they would have been bettered served by reﬁling. We have seen cases where persons have been ordered deported because they ﬁled forms they should not have ﬁled.
While having an attorney does not guarantee success, it does dramatically increase the chances of success.