Why Hire An Immigration Attorney? Protect Yourself. Avoid Scams (originally posted 3/19/2012)
Like with politics and cooking many people claim to be “experts” on immigration issues.
As an immigrant myself, I have often encountered other immigrants who have themselves or known someone else who received the “help” of a friend or an acquittance that claimed to be an “expert” in preparing immigration applications. While some of them were lucky enough not to suffer the negative consequences of such “help” there were too many who were not so lucky. Their life – hopes and dreams – were changed forever because of it.
Going to the wrong place for help, with such a life-impacting task may have extremely serious consequences for the applicant as well as his or her family.
Some of these “experts” are practicing unauthorized law, and often charge their victims more money then a highly trained legal practitioner would have charged in the first place.
Even in cases where they have meant well, such “friends” have managed to disqualify the applicant, and in more severe cases may have exposed the applicant and/or his family to deportation.
Most of these people practicing law without a license will lure their victims with promises of guaranteed QUICK results and “lower” costs for the process. Please consider the cost if they are wrong? What is the cost when such help not only leaves your pockets empty but your dreams shattered as well? Is this cost worth saving some money?
Someone once said that immigration law is similar in complexity to the IRS code. It surely is. It takes a lot of time and effort on the part of a legal practitioner to keep up with all the changes in the law and to ensure the best service is provided to her clients. In the end, it is the client’s life at stake.
Would you rather be operated on by a “friend” or by a surgeon?
Do not let anyone steal your money and dreams away!
Your and your family’s future is worth investing in! Talk with an authorized legal professional and be sure to receive the legal help that you need and deserve. We are here to help. Call us at 678-615-8529.