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The consultation fee is $250.
In most cases, yes. In some cases I can quote a fee after a brief and unscheduled phone call. In most cases I can do so only at the conclusion of a scheduled 1-hour long consultation, especially when records need to be examined or the client needs to be interviewed and asked many detailed questions.
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No lawyer can ethically guarantee a specific result and it is unethical to guarantee a successful outcome. See Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct adopted by the Supreme Court of Nevada.
When it comes to immigration law specifically, there are many factors affecting the case outcome. We have little to no control over some of them, which makes it impossible and therefore wrong to guarantee a specific outcome.
The government agencies processing immigration benefits always seem to be dealing with a workload that far outweighs their capacity. The benefit can be a visa, permission to stay in the U.S. temporarily or permanently, or even U.S. citizenship. Decisions affecting these benefits are too often made rashly and based on a distorted or incomplete understanding of the facts. Our goal is to present facts in the most favorable and compelling way to advance our client’s interest. However, the adjudicator must have the time and be receptive enough to form a complete and accurate picture of the case. Again, too often this is not what happens and, unfortunately, merited cases can get denied.
As officials adjudicating benefits are human beings like the rest of us, they may have biases or prejudices. Their worldview – and the flexibility or inflexibility with which they are tied to it – will affect how they see the facts in your case, apply the law or assess your credibility.
Furthermore, many decisions on immigration petitions and visas are made anonymously. They are made by government employees who may be thousands of miles away from you. In many cases those officials will not see you or even talk to you on the phone. However, they will be looking over a pile of paperwork and deciding a matter as important as your future in the United States. This is even though you may have paid hundreds or even thousands in government fees. We have no control over this anonymity factor simply because, for better or worse, the system is just so set up.
Any lawyer’s duty to a client requires continued support and counsel throughout the representation. However, it so important that clients have realistic expectations. What I described above is part of the reality of many immigration cases, and how one’s immigration journey can get rough, long and uncertain. Any professional who attempts to sugar-coat this reality is either disingenuous or still very new to the field of immigration law.
Probably not. Only in the sense that with the help of an immigration lawyer mistakes are a lot less likely to happen. These can be mistakes that would otherwise cost you a lot of time and possibly requiring you to start the process all over.
Currently I am seeing delays like I have never seen in over 20 years of working in the field of immigration law. Some of the cases go through stages with each stage taking months or even years. If you are wondering whether an immigration lawyer can expedite the process, the answer in most cases is no.