Lately there has been so much confusion over immigration policies and orders that – as an attorney offering immigration services – I felt compelled to write a blog advising you on how to process all of the information available. Whether you are looking for immigration help, or simply researching information for a friend or family member, you need reliable sources when it comes to getting information.
Ever since President Trump took over in office, it seems like almost everybody has an expert opinion on the Travel Ban, H-1B suspensions and other executive orders coming down from the Oval Office. Twitter, various news outlets, and every other station on television will give you their take on immigration, but how can you know what information is trustworthy? It is simple.
Instead of reading blogs, opinion pieces, or unreliable press releases, opt for trusted news sources. Now you might ask Alex, aren’t all news sources biased to some degree? Yes, they are! So, where can you go for the most reliable immigration information? To me, it is the USCIS’s Website.
Instead of reading about somebody’s biased take on immigration news, get the information straight from the horse’s mouth, so to speak. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is the Official Website of the Department of Homeland Security. When any breaking news comes out about immigration, you can click on the news column and read about the topic without worrying about inaccurate information.
When your citizenship, visa, or legal status is at stake, there is little room for error. This means DO NOT READ from questionable sources. My advice would be to follow a great concept known as RAC. With RAC, you almost can’t go wrong. Here’s how it works: Read. Analyze. Consult. Read the information from USCIS, analyze the information to the best of your ability, and if you can’t decipher what your options are, consult with an immigration attorney.
If you are new to my blog, I recently outlined how to tell if your immigration attorney is working in your best interest and I also delved into scammers who are not qualified to work on immigration but who are preying on immigrants anyway; that article can be found here. With so much bad information and questionable people preying on immigrants, I hope this blog helps when it comes to getting quality immigration information and safely finding somebody to assist you with your legal needs.