In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, we explored myths regarding immigration law in the United States. We finish out this series by looking at three more common myths that are important to clear up.
MYTH #8: The Immigration Laws Are Clear, As Long As My Paperwork Is Filed Correctly, I Can’t Lose My Case
If you hire ANYONE to help you with your immigration situation, beware of attorneys or consultants who tell you ‘we can’t lose.’”
As you seek an attorney to help you, be sure to ask him or her what they will promise you. If they promise the world and guarantee that they can win, remember this warning!
While your case may be one with a good chance of approval, it can still be denied for many reasons. Immigration law is complex.
For example, the law could change overnight. Or, even if nothing changes, different judges or adjudicators may interpret law differently from one to the other.
Find only experienced, qualified attorneys with scores of successful cases behind them. They should share all of your options with you—fully and honestly—so you can make the best choices for your future.
Myth 9: The Immigration Attorney Will Lie To Me About Their Fees
You may have been told that when you hire an attorney that you will never know how much you will pay. That is simply not true. When armed with the right questions you will know exactly what representation will cost you.
You can receive the answers you need by just asking some simple questions.
- Do you charge a flat fee or are your fees hourly?
- If you charge by the hour, what is your hourly rate?
- Will I have to pay a retainer fee and if so, how does that work?
- If you charge a flat fee, what does it include and what doesn’t it include?
- Is any of the fees refundable?
- Do I have to pay it all up front or do you have payment plans?
- What are my expected expenses outside of the attorney fee?
- Can you provide an estimate for them?
Myth 10: The Best Immigration Attorneys Are Expensive
There are many well-meaning people who don’t always know the facts.
You may have been told that you have to hire the attorneys who drive fancy cars and wear expensive suits to be sure you will be served best. In fact, a co-worker or family member may be telling you incorrect information.
When consulting with an Immigration lawyer, you should find out in detail what work the lawyer will do to defend you in your case.
Some questions to ask are:
- Will he go to the court or USCIS interview with you?
- Are there legal issues he will research?
- Will he review police/court documents before the date?
- When was the last time he tried a case like yours?
- Does he view the case as complex or simple? Why?
- Does this lawyer have any passion for the work? Is he Motivated, Well educated, properly experienced?
- Ask these questions before worrying about fees
There’s no shame in seizing the very best outcome. Seek advice from someone who is working on your behalf and who will discuss their fees in a straightforward manner. Your future depends on it. Find out how he feels about your ultimate goal, not just taking on your case.
Thank you for taking the time to read this special report. It was my intention to provide you with good information that you can use to make a more informed decision and to focus what on your overall goal which is, making it great in America rather than filing out some immigration papers and hoping things work out fine. In America you are likely to get what you pay for.
There is no way that I could answer every question or cover every situation in this special report. The best way for you to get the most accurate information concerning your unique situation is to make an appointment today with my office.
You are under no obligation during this appointment and we can talk about your unique situation and help you determine the next step together. I would love to make a positive difference in your life
Give my office a call today at (602) 324-5320