While some do succeed in filing through these intricate documents without the help of an experienced attorney, the majority fail which may lead to their ultimate nightmare- deportation.
In our society today, lawyers make key assets when dealing with the law. The term lawyer is generically used to describe anyone who has training in the law.(1) Regarding immigration, lawyers are somewhat unique compared to others. They are usually that of a counselor or advisor to foreign citizens who are interacting with immigration authorities. They provide guidance for matters such as visas, green cards, citizenship, and naturalization.(2) Application processes are a hassle and time consuming. The process consists of forms that contain complicated questions and language that has precise meaning unique to immigration law. These meanings can easily be confused thus needing someone who understands the terms. A simple mistake could delay the process for months or even lead to a rejection of the application. Having a lawyer could expedite the process tremendously. They can catch mistakes that would cause setbacks, bypass requests for more information(5), and skip months of processing time that would ultimately result in quicker application acceptances.