Q: Do I really need to hire a lawyer?

A: This is of course a personal decision but the reality is that immigration law is complicated and constantly changing.  At a minimum, you should consult with a lawyer to see if there are any potential problems before you take some action that may not be reversible.  I strongly suggest to consult first prior to doing anything.  They key to success is preparation.

Q: Why do you not offer free consultations?

A: The main reason is that we have found that only one out of twenty people who come in to our office have an actual case that we can assist with.  We must have the majority of the time available to work on the cases.  We do credit consultation fees to the cost of a case if hired within thirty days of the consultation.  We want to assure everyone that you do not pay any additional fees when you hire the immigration firm. 

Q: My friend was approved very quickly with her case but when I went to see an immigration lawyer I was given a much longer processing time why?

A: This is a very common question and a good one.  USCIS reports processing times each month to give people an accurate estimate of how long it will take the agency to complete the case.  However, from time to time someone may get approved much quicker.  This happens in my practice but it is not the situation for most people.  The key is that honest immigration lawyers will give you an estimate based on the USCIS processing times, not one case.