Part 2: The 10 Myths of U.S. Immigration Law

Last week we discussed common misunderstanding of U.S. Immigration Law. This week we look at more myth that could use some clarification.

MYTH #5: Once You Have Collected The Correct Paperwork For Your Immigrant Workers, You Can’t Get In Trouble With The Government

Many employers find it helpful to use immigrants to fill positions they find it hard to fill with American citizens or Lawful permanent residents.

Companies who employ immigrants should have a written compliance plan in place. This can help the company remain in compliance because the plan makes it easy to follow.

We can help you prepare this plan. Unfortunately, because immigration enforcement is still fairly "pick and choose," too many companies react to problems rather than being prepared for them.

MYTH #6: Once I Am A Permanent Resident, I Will Become An American Citizen

Very far from the truth

If you are in the US legally and want to become an American citizen, it is wise to keep clear of breaking the law. Even when you have green card, it can be taken away easily if you do not keep the laws of United States.

In fact, when you have green card you are on probation for five years. You need to be squeaky clean for someone who wants to be a U.S. Citizen.

Whether you have green card now or will be seeking one, you may be disqualified because of any of these infractions or behaviors:

  • Being convicted of one or more crimes involving moral turpitude
  • Being convicted of any offenses for which he or she has been sentenced for one year or more in prison.
  • Being convicted of any controlled substance law except for a single offense of simple possession of 30 grams or less of marijuana.
  • Being a habitual drunkard.
  • Willfully failing to support dependents.
  • Being involved in prostitution.
  • Domestic violence which may be as little as pushing your spouse, child, girlfriend etc.

MYTH #7: I Can Get Help With My Immigration Through An ‘Immigration Consultant’ For MUCH Cheaper Than Hiring An Attorney

In the world of Immigration Law, there are as many fraudulent and underhanded services as there are qualified experts.

If you have been approached by one of these well-meaning ‘consultants’, I urge you to call our office today to schedule your consultation with our Immigration attorneys.

These people prey on vulnerable individuals who are desperate to gain their green cards.

From fraudulent documents to mystery appointments with authorities that never happen, immigration con artists are a growing problem in the immigration community all over the United States.

By taking advice from one of these fraudulent people, an immigrant seeking a green card or trying to remain in the country legally can put their entire situation at risk of deportation with the sleepless nights that come with them.

More often than not, these consultants or notaries have no credentials and can create a problem that will complicate the case or, create a new problem that will trigger proceedings for months, a year or even many years. People go to them sometimes because they are cheap. In this country, you get what you pay for.

Remove the stress, worry, and doubt and speak to us today. You will be glad you did. Call our office today to set up a consultation.

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