The list of pros and cons on retaining an attorney to handle your legal
matters could go on forever and for some issues an attorney is not necessary,
but if you're planning on filing paperwork for
Immigration purposes it is
imperative you seek out an attorney.
If you are in or around the Daytona Beach area and are considering filing
a petition to bring over a relative, a fiancé, have family members
visit through visitor
visas, study in the United States, obtain a work permit or apply for Naturalization
contact a Daytona Beach Immigration Law Attorney.
Many individuals seek out the help of "immigration helpers"
or clinics that advertise their ability to aide individuals in filing
the proper documents. A vast majority of these businesses are
not operated by licensed attorneys and can actually damage a person's chances
of obtaining legal immigration status within the United States. For instance,
we recently met with a client who had gone to one of these clinics. She
was of Mexican descent and the representative of this clinic told her
she would apply for asylum based on the conditions in Mexico. However,
asylum is very difficult to achieve and almost never granted for Mexican
citizens. By filing this Petition on her behalf, the clinic ended up putting
her in a much worse situation because she had entered without inspection
and did not qualify for asylum. She ended up being placed in
removal proceedings and now faces deportation. If she had met with a qualified Daytona Beach
Immigration Lawyer from the beginning she would not be in the position
of making an extremely difficult choice of leaving her two young children
in the U.S. with family or having to take them out of school and back
to the unknown in Mexico.
Now, many people may feel that if they access the U.S. Citizenship and
Immigration Services (USCIS) website and read how to file the paperwork
themselves there is no need for an attorney, but consider this scenario.
You have filed paperwork with USCIS, and then you move to another state
and the immigration office originally handling your petition also moves.
In the process of both of those relocations documentation can easily be
misplaced, lost, forgotten or discarded. Having an attorney such as a
Daytona Beach Immigration Law Attorney will give you the peace of mind
knowing that someone is tracking all of your information and staying on
top of filing all the proper documents when changes occur.
Let us consider this final scenario: You were born in another country,
let's say France, your family imigrates to the U.S. when you still
are a baby and so the U.S. is now the only home country you know. You
grew up with American traditions, customs, speaking English, in all aspects
you are American. As an adult you decide you want to visit Africa; your
parents are U.S. citizens and so you figure they must have filed the correct
paperwork for you as well, after all you have a license and social security
card. You access the
Department of State's website to read up on the instructions for soliciting a passport and you
realize you need a Naturalization certificate and certificate of citizenship.
Now you are confused and this where a Daytona Beach Immigration Law Attorney
can help. We have the ability to determine whether or not the proper documentation
for naturalization was filed on your behalf by your parents; obtain copies
of the certificates and aide you in obtaining the passport.
Seeking out the help of a Daytona Beach Immigration Attorney to handle
your Immigration needs is a necessary investment if you want to be in
the most advantageous position possible. Only a qualified and educated
attorney can help you get to this position, which is why you should
contact a Daytona Beach Immigration Law Attorney today.