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A. Blair Dorminey immigration lawyer

A. Blair Dorminey

Immigration lawyer in Athens, GA

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Abby L. Metz immigration lawyer

Abby L. Metz

Immigration lawyer in Seattle, WA

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Adam D. Perlmutter immigration lawyer

Adam D. Perlmutter

Immigration lawyer in New York, NY

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Adam J. Rosser immigration lawyer

Adam J. Rosser

Immigration lawyer in Washington, DC

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Adam Wang immigration lawyer

Adam Wang

Immigration lawyer in San Jose, CA

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Adrian N. Roe immigration lawyer

Adrian N. Roe

Immigration lawyer in Pittsburgh, PA

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Alan K. Simpson immigration lawyer

Alan K. Simpson

Immigration lawyer in Cody, WY

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Alan Lee immigration lawyer

Alan Lee

Immigration lawyer in New York, NY

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Alan S. Fujimoto immigration lawyer

Alan S. Fujimoto

Immigration lawyer in Honolulu, HI

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Alejandro J. Solorio immigration lawyer

Alejandro J. Solorio

Immigration lawyer in Kansas city, MO 64105

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Aleksandar Dukic immigration lawyer

Aleksandar Dukic

Immigration lawyer in Washington, DC

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Alexander C. Elsberg immigration lawyer

Alexander C. Elsberg

Immigration lawyer in Chicago, IL

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About Immigration Law

Navigating the complex US immigration system is difficult without legal guidance. With so many rules, forms, fees, and waiting periods, having an experienced immigration lawyer is crucial. Statistics show applicant approval rates are often 25-30% higher when working with a qualified immigration lawyer vs applying alone.

As licensed attorneys specialized in US immigration law, immigration lawyers can analyze your situation, determine optimal visa strategies, correctly complete and compile application materials, communicate with the USCIS on your behalf, and appeal any application denials when necessary.

Services Offered by Immigration Lawyers

When researching an immigration lawyer, look for expertise in the specific visa type matching your goals below:

Employment Visas: Work visas like H-1B for skilled professionals or EB-5 investor visas allow foreign nationals to work or invest in the US. Lawyers handle visa sponsorships, petitions, prevailing wage guidance, and other compliance documentation.

Family Reunification Visas: Based on marriage to a US citizen or other family relationships, these visas cover categories like IR/CR-1 spousal visas, F-1 visas for fiancés, or K-1 visas for children or siblings. Documentation and eligibility complexities mean legal guidance is highly advised.

Citizenship/Naturalization: After meeting residency and other requirements, applying for US citizenship via naturalization is a detailed, paperwork-intensive, and interview-based application process. Immigration lawyers ensure accurate filing and optimal interview preparation.

Additional standard services immigration lawyers provide include:

  • Deportation defense requests.
  • Exceptional Immigrant Juvenile Cases.
  • International student/academic visas.
  • Asylum/refugee relocation assistance.

Types of Visas and Immigration Goals

Work Visas

The main types of employee-sponsored work visas and green cards fall into categories like H-1B (specialty occupations), TN (NAFTA professionals), O-1 (individuals with extraordinary ability), E-3 (Australian skilled workers), or EB-1 through EB-5 (employment-based green cards). Standard requirements across categories include employer sponsorship, educational criteria, prevailing wages, quotas/caps, and specific processes for extensions or status changes.

Family Reunification Visas

Spousal and family preference visas allow US citizens and lawful permanent residents to sponsor certain family-based green card categories. Each has specific stipulations like financial support requirements, eligible family relationships, joint documentation, medical exams, application timelines, and more. An immigration lawyer will determine the optimal visa path and ensure proper process completion and compliance.

How to Find the Best Immigration Lawyer

Choosing the right immigration lawyer is vital for rapidly achieving US work or residency rights. Critical vetting criteria include:

  • Narrow expertise in your specific visa type, including success rates
  • Membership in the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)  
  • Reviews from past clients for responsiveness and transparency
  • Competitive and fixed legal fees conforming to AILA standards
  • Law office located in the US consulate district processing your visa for streamlined

legal-consular coordination

With an experienced immigration lawyer guiding your case, you can feel confident that the application process will be optimised based on extensive knowledge of current immigration law technicalities and trends. Do your due diligence when researching immigration legal support for your situation. Once you identify lawyers who can articulate specialized expertise in visas matching your goals clearly, arrange initial meetings to establish the engagement scope and communication cadence. Investing in professional US immigration assistance early on can prevent costly delays and frustration.