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December 2013 Archives

What Are The Benefits Of US Citizenship?

When most people think of the benefits of being a US Citizen, the right to vote often comes to mind. But there are several advantages to citizenship that extend far beyond electing the next governor or President. Lawful permanent residents who are "sitting on the fence" ought to consider the following.

Paid Consultations vs. Free Consultations With An Immigration Attorney in NJ

Are paid consultations better than free consultations? Yes (in my humble opinion). As one disgruntled person who came to us after getting burned with bad advice from another attorney told me, "free consultations are worthless!" Well, I wouldn't necessarily go that far, but more often than not, you get what you pay for. Attorneys, especially immigration ones, are some of the busiest professionals on the planet. It is a simply a reality that people do not have time to honestly assess a person's case for free. In fact, if the consultation is free, the attorney has more motivation to make something out of the case when there may not a case, simply because very few people have the luxury of listening and analyzing a person's case without compensation. On the other hand, if an attorney is being paid for his/her time in evaluating the case, the lawyer is more likely to give you honest advice because he/she has already been paid for the analysis. It is not uncommon for one person going into a "free" consultation walking out having signed a retainer for $5000 for something that is not realistically going to work. On the other hand, if that same person were to go to an ethical attorney and pay $100 for a one hour consultation, that person might walk out $100 poorer but infinitely richer in terms of understanding his/her own legal situation and what can and cannot be done.

Do I Need A Lawyer To Apply To Become An American Citizen in New Jersey?

The first answer is "no." Lawful permanent residents are certainly entitled to apply on their own to become naturalized citizens. For most people, the process entails filling out the N-400, appearing for fingerprints (or biometrics) and then for an interview in which the applicant will be tested on his/her knowledge of American civics and ability to speak, read, and write English. For people who don't have issues, they may not need an attorney provided that they are comfortable enough to appear and perform well during the examination.

Can I Apply For A Green Card Through Adjustment If I Entered Through The Visa Waiver Program (VWP)?

Determining the viability of an adjustment of status application--"Should I file?"-can, at times, be very challenging. There are many factual and legal issues to consider, including but not limited to the immigration status of the petitioner (lawful permanent resident or United States Citizen?), priority dates, pre-conceived intent, overstay issues, eligibility under 245i, misrepresentation, and potential criminal bars. In addition to these considerations, there are special restrictions regarding aliens who enter the US under the Visa Waiver Program.

Top Ten Mistakes Made By People in New Jersey Filing Immigration Forms Themselves

Filing immigration forms may seem easy. However, things can sometimes get more complicated than they appear. If you are thinking of filing an immigration case yourself, here are a few things to consider, so you don't make the same mistakes countless others have made:

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

    • The National Advocates | Top 100 Lawyers
    • Rated by Super Lawyers | Angie Garasia | 5 Years
    • Avvo Rating 10.0 | Superb
    • Client Distinction Award martindale.com | 2016 Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award
    • New Jersey State Bar Association | Paris Lee Chair - Immigration Section 2015-2016
    • Nationally Recognized | Newsweek Nationwide Showcase | Top Attorneys 2013
    • New Jersey Chapter | American Immigration Lawyers Association | Angie Garasia | Chapter Chair 2015-2016
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