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.
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.
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.