Areas of Law

Immigration

When should I contact an Immigration Lawyer?

  • I need assistance applying for a visa, green card, or U.S. citizenship.
  • I am facing deportation or forced removal from the United States.
  • My entrance or stay in this country is employment-based, but my employer was not able to obtain a visa or green card for me.
  • I am an international student on an F-1 and I want to transfer to another university.
  • I would like to appeal a decision by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regarding my immigrant status.
  • I have tried completing the immigration process on my own but have experienced difficulties.

Why should I hire an Immigration Lawyer?

Working with a lawyer who is familiar with U.S. immigration laws can make a tremendous difference in your case. Some immigration cases may involve family, employment, or criminal matters, so it is crucial to find a lawyer with expertise relevant to your case. The Boston Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service has attorneys who are up-to-date on national immigration laws, policies, and procedures. Consulting one of our lawyers is a great way to obtain guidance and advice on the appropriate actions to take for your specific case, which can save you both time and money in the end.

How do I choose an Immigration Lawyer?

Immigration cases are often time-sensitive and highly complicated. They may involve filling out detailed applications as well as preparing for important interviews or court hearings. Submitting incorrect paperwork or the failure to meet strict deadlines may cause significant delays in your case, or could even lead to deportation. Therefore, it is important to hire a lawyer with the skills and expertise to assist you to properly file your case. The Boston Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service has lawyers who have past experience assisting clients with immigration matters and who devote a large portion of their full-time practice to immigration cases.

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