In today’s digital DIY society, it may seem easy to obtain a green card for family members. You’ll be able to find a plethora of information and research online, as well as step-by-step guides for identifying the right forms and advice on filling them out. Plus, with the increasing costs of green card applications, it may seem like a great way to save a few bucks.
If your immigration case is straightforward and incredibly simple, you might be right. But the real problem is 99% of immigration cases aren’t straightforward.
Here are a few reasons to hire professional legal assistance when obtaining a green card for family.
You Will Likely Save Money Applying for Green Card for Family
Savings may seem like a counter-intuitive argument. Didn’t we just tell you that hiring a lawyer will cost you money?
It is true that you will be required to pay an attorney’s fees for assistance during the application process; but it is a lot less than what you would pay during a deportation case. Most lawyers will charge less than $2,000 for a family-based green card petition. But a deportation case will START at $2,000 and then go up from there.
(Note: Some attorneys may charge more depending on their years of experience, processes, or any other advantages they may have in handling immigration cases.)
You Will Save Your Sanity Throughout the Immigration Process
Let’s face it: the immigration process is downright hard. There are a number of steps to follow, endless forms to complete, and loads of extraneous information to gather. It takes a lot of time and energy to review every contingency and check every box.
When you hire an immigration lawyer, you are no longer the one responsible for dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s. Even better? Immigration attorneys have experience in expediting the process. They know exactly what types of visas and immigration relief your family can qualify for, and they’ll ensure your application is complete and correct the first time around.
You’ll Increase Your Family’s Odds for Immigration Approval
The current climate in the U.S. has put the immigration process under a microscope. There is a growing trend toward detention and immediate deportation, as well as increased scrutiny on candidates’ backgrounds. The availability of waivers for individuals with even the most insignificant criminal history (think: overstaying your visa or not paying a parking ticket) is quickly drying up.
These situations present unique challenges for prospective immigrants and require a very careful, thorough and detailed assessment to ensure you maximize your odds of success within the boundaries of the current law and previous precedent.
Skip the Guesswork and Get Professional Immigration Help When Applying for a Green Card for Family
Still have questions? You don’t have to keep waiting to learn more about getting a green card for family. Contact the Lee & Powell Immigration Law Group now, and get the help you need.