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Immigrants are often tempted to represent themselves in proceedings and applications.

Mostly, individuals choose not to hire an attorney because they are afraid of the cost. But navigating the U.S. immigration system is difficult and tricky.

U.S. immigration law is complex, and hiring an experienced attorney can actually save you time and money in the long run.

If you or a loved one are facing immigration proceedings or contemplating filing applications of any kind, it is in your best interest to hire an immigration attorney. At EMP Law, we are dedicated to helping our clients and their families achieve the best possible outcome in any given situation.

Give us a call at (336) 724-2828 or send us an online message today for assistance.

Here Are the Top Five Reasons to Hire an Immigration Lawyer

An Immigration Lawyer Will Advocate for You

What do immigration lawyers do?

First and foremost, they advocate for you. An immigration lawyer is there to protect your interests and advocate for your rights. While the other individuals involved in the process (e.g., immigration officers, government attorneys) are there on behalf of the U.S. government, your lawyer is there strictly for you and your family. 

Avoid Mistakes

There are many steps involved in an immigration proceeding. Filing the proper applications—and filing them correctly—is absolutely essential in any given immigration process. The forms and supporting evidence required are extensive and complex.

Without the help of a knowledgeable attorney, crucial paperwork may be filled out incorrectly or crucial evidence may be omitted, leading to denials or the need for corrections. Applying for legal status, citizenship, and work permits require the unique skill of an immigration lawyer. 

Explain Your Legal Options

Depending on the situation, you may have more than one option available. Another reason to hire an experienced immigration lawyer is the fact that they can put all your options on the table and explain the pros and cons of each. This will allow you to make the most informed decision about what to do next. Great peace of mind comes with knowing your options and making the best well-informed decision for you and your family. 

Expedite the Process

A seasoned immigration attorney can streamline the process for you. With extensive experience obtaining immigration status for clients, a skilled attorney is less likely to make time-consuming mistakes.

Completing an application correctly the first time will save you a tremendous amount of time and money. Our goal is to get your application processed as quickly as possible while maintaining a high quality of work. 

Familiarity with the System

Hiring an attorney that focuses their practice on immigration law means they are familiar with the system, process, and people involved.

An experienced immigration attorney is familiar with the ins and outs of the U.S. immigration system and how it works. More importantly, reputable attorneys maintain good professional working relationships with government immigration officers, law enforcement, and other attorneys. 

What Can an Immigration Lawyer Do for You? 

Experienced and knowledgeable North Carolina immigration lawyers can help you immensely with all avenues of the U.S. immigration system. 

Among other things, an immigration lawyer can help you:

  • Determine eligibility for a green card;
  • Apply for a green card, citizenship, or any other benefit;
  • Apply for asylum;
  • Answer any questions or supply additional information requested by government officials;
  • Deal with emergent immigration matters;
  • Defend deportation or removal proceedings; and
  • Work through an application process you began yourself but now feel overwhelmed.

The Attorneys of EMP Law Are Here to Help

At EMP Law, we are on your side and will be with you every step of the way. Each of our clients has a unique immigration situation that requires personal attention, and we ensure they get it.

Our immigration attorneys have years of experience dedicated to helping clients through a multitude of immigration processes. Whether you reside in North Carolina or anywhere else in the world, EMP Law can assist you.

Contact us online or call (336) 724-2828 today to schedule a consultation to discuss your situation.

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Helen represents clients facing criminal charges in both state and federal court. She is a member of the Criminal Justice Act panel of attorneys in the Middle District of North Carolina, and is admitted to practice before the Eastern, Middle and Western District Federal Courts as well as the Fourth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal.

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Emily provides bilingual, trauma-informed immigration legal services to clients throughout the United States and abroad. Her practice focuses on family-based immigration, humanitarian immigration options, and deportation defense. Emily is fluent in Spanish, and is admitted to practice before the Eastern, Middle, and Western Federal District Courts of North Carolina, as well as the Fourth and Fifth Circuit Courts of Appeal.

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