Frequently Asked Questions
The following legal information may be helpful to you, but it is not a substitute for professional legal advice regarding your particular legal rights and responsibilities.
1. Why hire an attorney? Because an attorney protects your best interests. The government’s job is to enforce the law, not watch out for you.
2. What does Board Certification mean? Board Certification in Texas means that the attorney has practiced for at least five years, spends at least 25% of his or her time on immigration cases, completed a certain amount of Continuing Legal Education in the field, was approved by a committee of immigration attorneys and peers to sit for an examination in U.S. immigration and nationality law, has passed the specialty examination and continues to complete about 20 hours of Continuing Legal Education in immigration law each year. 100% of our cases are immigration and nationality law cases.
3. Why should I have an initial consultation with an attorney? Because an attorney needs to learn the facts of your unique case in order to protect your interests. In addition, this gives you a chance to meet the attorney and determine if this person is the right attorney for you. Although there are many ways to find qualified attorneys, there is no substitute for actually meeting your attorney.
4. Do I need to find my attorney based on what country I come from? No, American immigration law generally is not country specific. We represent people from all over the world and throughout the U.S.
5. Do I need an attorney that practices where I live? It depends. Usually, it is more convenient to work with an attorney that is easily accessible to you. With today’s technology, many cases can be handled by attorneys who do not practice where you live. In addition, many immigration applications are filed in Regional Processing Centers that cover large areas. We represent clients from all over the U.S. We regularly attend all immigration and nationality law interviews and hearings that take place in San Antonio, Texas. We regularly file at the Texas Service Center. This center handles many employment related and naturalization cases from eleven southern states. We have also filed applications at all of the other Service Centers. We regularly file applications at U.S. consulates around the world.