The thought of being removed to a country you may have little or no memory of while your spouse, children, or parents remain in the United States is terrifying.
You understand what is at stake:
- separation from those you love most and who need you most
- having to adjust to poor living conditions where you are in great personal danger
- loss of your ability to work and earn a living to support your family
- financial hardship for your family members
- being forced to move out of the family home, foreclosure, problems with the landlord
- the thought of your family struggling to pay the bills and put food on the table in your absence
- emotional distress to you
- extreme stress, anxiety, and depression for your family members
- health consequences from lack of access to quality healthcare for you and your family
- inability to care for your elderly parents
- feelings of helplessness and uncertainty
New executive orders and attorney general decisions, changing regulations, termination of TPS, legal challenges to DACA, reduced exercise of prosecutorial discretion, and an increased level of scrutiny being applied by USCIS across the board have all made it much more difficult for immigrants to successfully navigate a successful path to legal status and remain the United States.
Delaying Harms Your Immigration Case
It can be tempting to ignore and put off a problem that you are worried about. However, waiting can harm your immigration case and make things much worse for you.
Some of the consequences of delaying taking action can include:
- Loss of legal options - Certain forms of relief are time limited. If you do not take action within a certain time, you are permanently prevented from taking advantage of that form of relief.
- Being placed in ICE detention - Waiting until you are placed in removal proceedings could result in you being placed in detention while the case proceeds.
- Fighting a losing battle - being placed in removal proceedings may give you less options if a hostile immigration judge is assigned to your case.
Those who take action early have the most options and consequently get the best results.
Do Not Make the Mistake of Going it Alone
The biggest mistake you can make is trying to handle your own case. Immigration law is complicated and changes on a frequent basis. It is challenging even for lawyers who have significant training and experience.
Filing something on your own (or with a notario) without the help of a knowledgeable immigration lawyer can result in:
- being placed in removal proceedings
- destroying your chances of obtaining legal status in the future
- getting stuck outside the country and not being allowed back in
- causing legal trouble for your family members
Immigration law is much, much more than simply filling out and submitting a form. Changes in the law have made it extremely difficult to “undo” mistakes previously made. It is important to do things correct the first time.
It is Important to Choose the Right Immigration Lawyer
We are here to protect you and your family.
Recently, we had a family approach our law firm about an immigration problem they had been struggling with for over 10 years. Sadly, several lawyers and a noatrio had taken advantage of this family by giving them very bad advice and charging them a tremendous amount of money. They had given up.
Their faith in our legal system was shaken — not by the legal issues they were facing — but by people who took advantage of them.
Despite this, we were able to formulate a plan that allowed us to work around an existing final removal order, obtain a visa and a waiver of the accumulated unlawful presence, and ultimately achieve lawful permanent resident status.
Rather than being returned to a country he only knew as a child, our client is now able to live and work permanently in the United States with his wife and children.
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Contact our law firm today by calling 703-556-0004 or using the contact page to tell us more about your situation. You will receive a 100% confidential meeting.