Do I need an Immigration Lawyer?

Do I Need an Immigration Lawyer?

If you are immigrating to America from another country, you are required to be granted a green card or an immigrant visa by the United States government. If your case is straightforward with no complications such as a criminal history or a history of run ins with the Department of Immigration, you can receive a green card with no issue. However, if you have a complicated case, chances are that you will need an immigration lawyer to help you present your case and hopefully be granted your green card.

Immigration Court Proceedings

If you are or have ever been involved in immigration court deportation, call a lawyer immediately. If you are still involved in court proceedings, a lawyer can help to argue your case. If you have had proceedings in the past, you many want to contact a lawyer to find out whether or not the previous outcome will affect your application.


If you are deemed “inadmissible” by the United States government, you may be able to reapply with the assistance of a lawyer. Inadmissibile applicants include but are not limited to people with diseases or mental disorders that could cause them to be a danger to society, drug abusers, drug traffickers, people who have violated immigration laws, prostitutes, spies, terrorists, nazis, and people who are likely to become dependent on need-based government assistance.

Overwhelmed by Paperwork

Even the simplest of migrations required tons of paperwork. After all, you are essentially transferring countries. If you find the paperwork to be overwhelming and impossible, contact the Rainford Law Firm for assistance. Our immigration lawyers would be more than happy to help simplify the process for you.


If you are encountering delays on the status of your application, unfortunately there isn’t much to be done about it. There are guidelines that must be met that cannot be altered by you or a lawyer.