Mastery of the administrative process.
Our goal is client protection. With this perspective, we keep the following in mind:
The U.S. government investigates applicants’ immigration and criminal history.
It benefits the client when we know at least as much as the government about the client’s immigration history. And about any complicating problems, criminal or otherwise. For this reason, an in-depth initial consultation between attorney and client is mutually beneficial. The attorney learns the client’s relevant and particular situation, and the client learns the immigration agency’s requirements, procedures and investigations.
A law or regulation is behind every question on every application.
Immigration applications are traps. The government’s one-size-fits-all forms don’t address nuances or exceptions. A wrong answer, on paper or in an interview, risks delay, denial, or deportation proceedings. In-depth legal understanding means we ask clients the right questions, before the immigration agency does. Because the agency is not the client’s advocate. We are.
Level the playing field.
The law demands proof of immigration benefit entitlement. Immigration forms and instructions are unreliable and insufficient legal evidence. With or without cause the immigration agencies issue Requests For Evidence, Notices of Intent to Deny, and Denials. Through evidence and advocacy we endeavor to insulate our clients from these burdens.
Changed circumstances may have immigration consequences.
Marriage, divorce, changed employment or a criminal arrest may affect or jeopardize U.S. entry, an immigration case or immigration status.
We believe that immigration representation is not just preparing forms, but preparing clients.
Armed with comprehensive understanding of the immigration agencies’ laws, procedures and perspectives, we carefully explain the challenges and opportunities of each solution. Together we pursue our client’s best option.
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