Do You Need an Immigration Lawyer?
The United States has a vibrant and diverse culture
because of its long history of welcoming foreign nationals
to its shores to live and work here. Immigrants from every
country seek permanent residency and, in many cases, U.S.
citizenship for a variety of reasons, but whatever the
reason, the individual immigrant will in every instance have
to deal with USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services),
the U.S. government agency that is charged
with the processing of immigrant and non-immigrant benefits
provided to visitors to the United States.
Whether you will need an immigration attorney will be
determined by your reasons for entering the United States
and your background. If you just want to visit, you may not
even need a visa. Check with a U.S. consulate or embassy in
your country to determine the visa requirements. Many
individuals who immigrate based on family relationships
negotiate the process without an attorney. If you are coming
to the United States as a result of a job offer from a U.S.
employer, your prospective employer will probably either
hire an attorney to do the work or use someone on staff with
specialized training in immigration procedures.
In many instances, you may consult an attorney because
you are overwhelmed or frustrated by the process of
obtaining a green card and have been unable to obtain
assistance from USCIS. If you are
uncertain as to whether particular reporting or registration
requirements apply to you, if you fear that there is
something in your background that may prohibit you from
obtaining a green card, or if you have been contacted by a
U.S. government immigration enforcement agency and
threatened with deportation, it is well worth it to seek
advise from an attorney before further contact with the
Contact The Cocirteu Law Firm to find out how we can