When your legal status is at stake, it is important to make sure that the people working on your case are operating in your best interest. Immigration has always been a hot topic in the United States, but now, with President Trump in office, the level of tension around the topic has escalated. For many immigrants, getting residency and protecting their legal status is more important now than ever before.
With so much on the line, more and more immigrants are bypassing the free assistance offered at churches and nonprofits, and are instead opting for legal counsel. And, with such a high number of immigrants seeking legal help, many attorneys are setting up immigration services without fully understanding the work they are doing.
Because deceitful immigration attorneys are becoming more and more commonplace, here are a few warning signs that can help you avoid choosing the wrong immigration attorney:
- The lawyer guarantees he or she can win your case, get your application approved, or move your application to the front of the line. While great immigration attorneys can be effective, even the most experienced immigration attorneys will not guarantee results
- Lawyers soliciting in a USCIS office. This screams red flag as it is against the lawyers’ rules of professional ethics and any competent lawyer would never attempt to retain clients in this fashion.
- The lawyer quotes you a price over the phone without an initial consultation. The intricacies in an immigration case are such that each case needs to be evaluated individually. While some cases may be similar and require the same forms, most immigration cases take on a life of their own.
- Your lawyer is never available to talk with you after you sign your contract. When you have entrusted a person with your legal status, you want them to be responsive and on top of your case. A quality immigration attorney will make it their priority to update you about your case, or at the very least, make a great effort to be available to you when you call.
When you get immigration help at the Law Office of Alexander Borell, you are retaining a firm that brings nearly 20 years of immigration experience to your case. Whether you are seeking asylum, naturalization, or going through the process of obtaining a visa, with Alexander Borell, you can be sure that you will have a highly experienced and responsive immigration attorney working on your case.