What to Look for in an Immigration Attorney

Due to the current political climate, immigration is a word that is on everyone’s lips lately. In a nation composed mainly of immigrants, immigration and the law frequently come into conflict. You may be an immigrant yourself or know someone else who is. 

Fortunately, there are attorneys who can help you out in the event that you need an immigration attorney. Due to the recent developments in the immigration field, many people have chosen to become immigration attorneys to help out immigrants during a time of need. While this is great — as it means more people can be helped — it makes it more difficult to choose an immigration attorney out of the many options available. 

If you’re in the market for an immigration attorney, or know someone else who is looking for one, you’re in luck! Check out this post to see what you should look for in an immigration attorney! 

Languages Spoken

While many immigrants come to the United States already speaking English, many may be more comfortable speaking in their native language. This is especially important because the legal process contains many intricate words that may be easier for immigrants to understand the language that they are most comfortable with. When looking for an immigration attorney, you should ask them what languages they speak. If they don’t speak the language that you’re most comfortable with, ask if they have access to translators who may be able to make conversation a little bit easier for you. 

Success Rate

Everyone who is looking to hire an attorney should be interested in their success rate, but this is especially important for people looking for an immigration attorney. After all, immigrants may be facing deportation at the hands of the United States government, so the attorney that they hire will quite literally have their future in their hands. Don’t feel shy about how well an attorney has done in the past, especially if you’re facing deportation or any other serious consequence.

Explanatory Ability   

It goes without saying that immigration is complicated. Many people don’t understand the intricacies of the immigration system, especially in the United States, unless they are someone who frequently interacts with it — like an attorney. Your attorney should be an expert in the legal processes of the United States immigration system, but they should still be able to explain to you what is going on in your particular case each step of the way. You don’t want to be left in the dark, or guessing what a certain term or process means for your case. Make sure that you feel comfortable with the attorney you are considering hiring, and make sure they seem like the type who will  carefully explain to you what is going on in an easy to understand way. 

Keep these tips in mind when you begin your hunt for an immigration attorney. I hope this blog post comes in handy, whether it is for you or a loved one!