Immigrants applying for a visa or green card can face several legal hurdles, as they attempt to obtain residency in the U.S. The laws surrounding immigration are complex and difficult to understand. This is why it is important to work with a seasoned immigration attorney who understands how to navigate the immigration paperwork and processes. An immigration attorney can help you with a variety of situations including:
Being declared inadmissible: This is a common issue experienced by people who are attempting to immigrate to the U.S. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) or consulate can declare a person inadmissible if the applicant has a flaw on his/her record or has previously lied to the U.S. government. If you know that one of these situations applies to you, it is critical to hire an attorney before you submit an application.
Delayed application: Applications submitted through the USCIS or consulate often run into delays because of bureaucracy, but sometimes they get delayed for other reasons like incomplete information, typos, or missing pages. Working with an attorney can save you a lot of frustration, as he/she can review your application to ensure it is accurate and complete, and also obtain updates on the status of your application, and why it might be delayed.
As you begin the immigration application process, it is vital to work with an experienced attorney who has represented clients with cases similar to yours. Contact us at the Law Office of John K. Turner to speak with a member of our legal team and schedule a free consultation.