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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 satisfied individuals.

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.