We have all heard it before. "You don't need an attorney. You are just filing some papers with immigration. What can possibly go wrong?"
Unfortunately, there is a lot that can go wrong when someone takes on something much more complicated than meets the eye. In order to understand what is actually involved in the filing of any immigration application or petition, one must understand the legal framework behind the immigration law. Every immigration matter is impacted one way or another by statutory law, case law, regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Justice, guidance memos issued by agencies of each of these Departments and an assortment of other sources. When you ask an immigration lawyer to help you file immigration papers, the immigration lawyer will almost certainly consider at least a dozen issues which you may never have even thought of. Yes, you can represent yourself in any legal matter. However, it is not always prudent and wise to do so. As the old proverb says, "He who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client."
I strive to provide each and every client with zealous immigration representation. We explore all options with our clients and assist our clients in navigating this complex field of law.