Whether you’re trying to immigrate or you’re looking for asylum, USA is one of the best countries in the world to go to.
But the road to asylum can be rocky; there are lots of legal loopholes especially in the last few years. So, one of the best ways to increase your odds of getting the documents is by getting a good lawyer. Unfortunately, there are too many people who will just take your money without providing an adequate service. And given how important this whole process is for you and your family, it is crucial to find the right solution that will ensure you can stay in the country.
Here are 5 tips that will help you with that:
- Avoid lawyers offering their services at the immigration office
Like with any other scam, some of the worst lawyers are gathered at designated immigration offices and offer their services to people who just came into the country. This is always a bad sign; good asylum lawyers will always have enough work on their hands and they won’t have to stoop to these cheap tactics.
- Make sure to get acquainted with the market
Immigration services are very similar to everything else: most of the data can be found online. We recommend that you start your research there and browse various alternatives. You should also rely on online review as an unbiased source of information. There are lots of forums where you can learn more about the local lawyers so we suggest you explore this alternative as well. Besides that, you can also ask family and friends for advice, that is if you have anyone living in the US.
- Focus on experience
Immigration law is pretty tricky and specific. There are lots of things that can go wrong either when collecting the documents of having an interview at an asylum office. If your lawyer doesn’t know what to do in a specific situation, it can easily reduce your odds of getting what you need. Make sure to place focus on finding a person who specializes in this field of the law. Don’t hire a person that does all these other things as you likely won’t get the optimal service.
- Set up a meeting
Before you make a decision, you should set up a meeting with a lawyer. Ideally, you should visit the person in their own office where you can get more data. Pay attention to small details such as staff’s happiness, the line in front of the office, degrees, and achievements on the walls and so on.
- Consider the price
Price should never be an issue when it comes to getting papers. This is something that is very important for both you and your family so you shouldn’t skim on it. Still, you shouldn’t go with the priciest lawyer as well if there are alternatives. It is very important to assess a person’s skills and see if he or she can help you.
Newly middle-aged wife of 1, Mom of 3, Grandma of 2. A professional blogger who has lived in 3 places since losing her home to a house fire in October 2018 with her husband. Becky appreciates being self-employed which has allowed her to work from 'anywhere'. Life is better when you can laugh. As you can tell by her Facebook page where she keeps the humor memes going daily. Becky looks forward to the upcoming new year. It will be fun to see what 2020 holds.