At Berardi Immigration Law, our phone rings a lot with callers wanting to “ask a simple question.” Unfortunately, when it comes to immigration law, very little is “simple.” There are many reasons for hiring an immigration attorney to handle your case. Aside from saving you time with research and form filing, lawyers can provide you with the peace of mind that your application is submitted properly.
Forms, Fees and Addresses
An immigration lawyer not only advises which forms are necessary for your case, but ensures that forms are completed properly and submitted to the correct government processing center with the correct fees. Immigration paperwork can oftentimes be a confusing and multistep process. Additionally, immigration paperwork can involve one of several government agencies including Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS), the Department of State (DOS), the Department of Labor (DOL), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and even the Department of Justice (DOJ). Immigration attorneys make sure that all paperwork is submitted to the proper government agency which helps to alleviate fear and guesswork from the process.
While immigration law itself rarely changes, the interpretation and implementation of those laws does change. It is the job of an immigration lawyer to stay up to date on these changes and keep clients informed.
Plan of Action Just for You
In immigration law, every case is different. An attorney will know your situation, your history, family, career aspirations and goals and she will be able to suggest a personal plan of action based on your personal situation. Oftentimes there is more than one way to reach a goal when it comes to immigration law. The balance is in finding the approach that suits your short-term and long-term needs, goals and dreams.
Perhaps one of the most frustrating aspects of working within any bureaucracy – be it the immigration system, local government, the IRS or any other number of organizations – is knowing what to do when something goes wrong. Getting a case that has gone off the track can be very difficult to do. An immigration attorney has access to resources through professional organizations, contacts and experience, that the average person may not know exists.
Aside from knowing the legal changes, regulations, forms and fees to help guide you through the process, having an immigration lawyer adds a level of support. Immigration can be a long and confusing process and having the support and knowledge of an immigration attorney can help alleviate your concerns. For more information, please contact the attorneys at Berardi Immigration Law today!