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5 Tips to Help Your Immigration Attorney
Tip of the Week #17
On today’s Tip of the Week, I want to explain how YOU can make your immigration journey successful after you have hired an immigration attorney.
The reason you need to know this is you have paid a lot of money to hire an immigration attorney. If you don’t do your part, you will have thrown that money away because an attorney cannot be successful without your cooperation.
How You Can Help Your Immigration Attorney
There’s still a little bit you need to do after you’ve hired an immigration attorney. Here are five things you can do to make your immigration journey successful when you hire an immigration attorney.
1 | Be honest with your attorney.
I know I’ve talked about this before but it is still the #1 reason people are not successful.
Here’s the thing, I’m good at what I do. I’ve helped people when some other immigration attorneys haven’t been able to. I shared a success story a few weeks ago of one of my clients becoming a citizen who had several misdemeanors after getting their green card because they were honest with me and I solved that problem for them.
If I don’t know about something, I can’t deal with it. The worst time to find out is when you are at USCIS, and the worst person to find it out from is the USCIS officer and NOT my client.
2 | Keep your attorney updated on your status.
We work with a lot of people who are getting their green card through marriage. Sometimes marriages don’t work out.
It is going to be much better to talk to me or someone at my firm as soon as that is an issue rather than waiting for an interview at USCIS where your spouse doesn’t show up.
3 | Keep your attorney updated on where you live.
We sent out letters to all of our clients in December with a special deal. We received a large number of return letters. That’s a concern.
We want to know where you are. USCIS wants to know where you are.
If there is a change in your case, we need to know how to contact you and USCIS needs to know. In fact, USCIS requires that you notify them of any address changes within 10 days of moving.
If you have an attorney, they should be getting all notifications from USCIS but we all know that governments mess up. Don’t let your failure to update your attorney of an address change be the reason you don’t get an important notification.
4 | If your attorney needs documents from you, get them asap.
We get it. Keeping papers organized is hard. We all have struggled to find an important document.
We are here to help, but we can’t create documents for you. The sooner you can get us the documents we need that we know will support your case, the faster we can get your case filed.
5 | Keep your own file for your immigration case.
We recommend to everyone that you keep your papers together in one file. If you need to talk to us, make a list of what you want to ask about.
If you talk to USCIS (which you shouldn’t if you have an attorney), keep a record of who you speak to, when and on what date, and what was discussed.
Contact a New Jersey Immigration Attorney Today!
My name is Andres Mejer. I am an immigration attorney and an immigrant. I came to the US as a child and lived for many years without legal status.
I became an immigration attorney to help those, like me, that didn’t know how to navigate the system and had to live for years with stress and worry from not being in the US legally.
Today, I’m a US citizen and I’ve helped over 3,500 people in their immigration journey. I’d love to help you and one of the ways I do that is by creating content, like this video, to help you.
If you want more help than these videos can offer – which only have general information – call us. We are happy to help you in person or via zoom. If we can’t help you, we won’t take your money.
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