Why Hire an Immigration Lawyer?
Get Help with Immigration Issues in New Jersey
Completing the immigration process may be one of the most important events
in an individual's life. The procedures involved can be difficult
and confusing. Government agencies may fail to respond to phone calls
and letters in a timely fashion or give improper advice and information.
Many people turn to the web as a source of "do it yourself"
information. The USCIS.gov web site, USCIS information officers and others
offer a wealth of information for the courageous.
However, one should never rely upon the web for legal advice. The information
given is generic and often does not cover a specific situation. Many times
the advice given is wrong or the forms downloaded (never pay for immigration
forms as they are free) or sent are incomplete at best. Even if you are
successful in your quest for advice, your lack of experience could lead
to mistakes that could have disastrous effects on you or a family member
and may not be fixable.
Where do you turn? Do you trust your situation to your in-house corporate
attorney who reviews contracts? Your family attorney who did your real
estate closing? How about that friend who filled out the Naturalization
application himself? What about the Post Office employee that has several
forms? Do you go to your travel agent who advertises himself as an immigration
consultant or notary at a local insurance agency or "notario"
as they are often called?
Protect Yourself from Fraud
The last decade has seen an epidemic of fraud directed against immigrants
by unscrupulous immigration consultants and notaries, who steal life savings,
shatter hope, and delay or destroy a victim's chance for lawful immigration
status. Immigration consultant fraud appears to be the leading consumer
crime committed against immigrants and the unwise. Newcomers as well as
U.S. citizens hoping to legalize the status of their close family members
and friends are prey. These "consultants" are breaking the law
by providing legal advice, and you have no recourse against them if it
is wrong. In many instances you cannot find them again.
I have been actively involved in the fight against immigration fraud and
have server as a panelist at a meeting at USCIS to combat immigration
fraud. The Federal Trade Commission, The NJ District Attorneys and various
county prosecutors and police departments are receptive to complaints
about these illegal activities and have taken action over the past few
years to close these businesses down
When seeking immigration advice, it is wise to seek out a
New Jersey immigration lawyer who concentrates his practice in the field of Immigration Law. A good
immigration lawyer should be able to give you an honest assessment of
your case and be able to explain the options available based not only
upon the state of the law today, but considering future changes that are
in the legislative arena. The lawyer should be able to represent you before
the USCIS and the Federal Court and advise you what you can expect from
the USCIS Officer or Immigration Judge. In addition, your New Jersey immigration
attorney should provide a fair assessment of the cost of services and
give it to you in writing.
Benefits of Hiring The Law Offices of Lloyd E. Bennett, Esq., P.C.
The Law Offices of Lloyd E. Bennett, Esq., P.C. concentrate on immigration
and naturalization Law. Our firm is licensed to practice Law by the State
of New Jersey and the U.S. Federal Courts since 1987 and therefore maintain
high ethical standards. We are trained to solve complicated legal issues
presented by constantly changing Immigration Laws that we study. Lloyd
Bennett is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association
(AILA), the largest organized group of immigration lawyers in the United
States. We receive daily updates from this organization regarding a rapidly
changing landscape and frequently attend seminars and meetings with governmental
officials both in New Jersey and in Washington DC.
Confidentiality and Trust
We utilize a state of the art computer network and case management system.
We have a dedicated Internet connection and host our own e-mail server.
All e-mail is therefore received by our on site server and is not routed
through a third party for security reasons. All immigration staff members
attend frequent AILA immigration seminars that keep us up to date with
all new and important legal changes affecting our immigration clients.
We do not accept every case that is presented. Some situations cannot be
solved without great risk to the individuals involved. We will explore
that risk and offer options, if available. If we accept the case, we offer
quick processing times once all documentation is in house.
We offer plain understandable retainers, fair prices for our legal work
and do not hide fees. The majority of our clients are referred by other
satisfied clients in our community. The firm has successfully assisted
hundreds of businesses, firms, and individuals to simplify the complex
immigration process. Our clients include Fortune 500 corporations, major
foreign multi-national companies, local corporations and thousands of
If you, a family member, business associate or a friend wishes to enter
or remain in the United States legally for work or school, temporarily
or permanently, we encourage you to consult with or refer them to our
office. All information given to us is always confidential, and law prohibits
us from disclosing it to others.
Contact a New Jersey immigration attorney for legal information, advice, and legal representation in your immigration case.