USCIS provides services in various domains: Citizenship (Includes the Related Naturalization Process), Working in the United States, Immigration of Family Members, Verifying an Individual’s Legal Right to Work in the United States (E-Verify), Humanitarian Programs, Adoptions, Civic Integration, and Genealogy.
There are about 9 million lawful permanent residents in America, eligible to become U.S. citizens. A process through which an immigrant to the United States can become a U.S. citizen is called naturalization.
In the United States, almost 30 percent of federal prisoners are immigrants. Besides federal prisons, in the United States detention system, there are state and local detention centers.
The main jail for ICE detainees in Buffalo is the Buffalo (Batavia) Service Processing Center. This jail is located at 4250 Federal Drive; Batavia, NY, York
Reading a lawyer’s resume can only tell you so much about him. One of the main differences between successful and unsuccessful immigration lawyers is the possession of certain intangible personal qualities that can make all the difference in your case. Below is a description of a few of the most important traits that an immigration lawyer should possess.
Immigration lawyers are general practice lawyers who choose to focus on immigration law. Since the US does not offer separate licenses for different legal practice areas (with limited exceptions), an immigration lawyer is typically entitled to practice in any area of law, and many immigration lawyers do exactly that. Be wary of this type of “jack of all trades” lawyer.
Over 15,000 lawyers are members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and this provides a good estimate of how many US lawyers practice immigration law on a regular basis. Since immigration law is federal law and can be practiced by a lawyer licensed in any US jurisdiction, and since much if not all of the work required can be done online, that gives you about 15,000 choices, among which you will choose a single lawyer to represent you.
Some immigration lawyers offer free consultations, while others charge a fee. Either way, it would be best for you to look at your consultation not only as a chance to seek advice about your immigration case, but also to interview the attorney to find out whether he is a good fit for you. The following are some tips on selecting and interviewing immigration lawyers.
Navigating the US immigration landscape has never been easy, with its maze-like complexity and its ever-changing policies and regulations. Since 2016, however, the landscape is starting to look more like a minefield than a maze. When trying to make your way across today's immigration battlefield, who will you choose to handle your case?