The standard immigration laws are very complex and difficult for laypersons to understand.
To expedite the process, everyone should seek counsel with an immigration attorney before requesting immigrant and non-immigrant visas, work permits, permanent residency and/or citizenship. Do not rely on internet information, which may be outdated as immigration laws, procedures and forms are constantly changing. Additionally, there is a lot of misinformation on the internet. Applying for the wrong type of relief or incorrectly answering a question can cause additional problems.
Many people mistakenly believe that immigration law is just “form filing.” In fact, the field of immigration law is very complex and changes frequently. Even relatively simple matters involving immigration issues can become problematic. To avoid significant mistakes which could end up in deportation proceedings or prolonged waiting time inside or outside the U.S., it is highly recommended to hire an attorney.
Additionally, some individuals try to avoid the cost of an attorney by hiring a “notario.” A notary public in the United States is authorized only to witness. These individuals are not lawyers and legally cannot help with you any immigration processes. In many cases the work performed by such individuals results in missed deadlines, the filing of incorrect or incomplete forms, or the filing of false claims with the government. As a result of the advice or actions of such individuals an immigrant can miss opportunities to obtain legal residency, can be unnecessarily deported, or can be subject to civil and/or criminal liability for the filing of false claims.
Some of the immigration matters you can contact Ashley F. Morgan Law, PC, about include: