Immigration Attorneys: Recommendations from OIE

May 10, 2007 Download doc

Locating a good immigration attorney is important. You will likely spend considerable time and money working with your attorney. As with any important decision, do your research and make an educated choice.

Immigration law is complex and changes frequently. Attorneys, also called "lawyers," are trained in graduate school and licensed by states to practice law. Most attorneys select an area of specialization such as immigration, patents, wills and probate, or litigation. An immigration lawyer should have a thorough understanding of laws and procedures that pertain to non-U.S. citizens. A good attorney who specializes in immigration law will present you with the legal options that are available to you and can correctly prepare and file immigration petitions.