Navigating the maze of immigration law can be hard for even natural U.S. citizens to understand, let alone anyone who may not be fluent in English or someone who is afraid of being deported. So when you’re trying to become a citizen, apply for a green card, if you are facing deportation, or if a law has changed that affects your ability to continue living and working as you currently are, the expert assistance of an immigration lawyer can help.
The law office of Robert David Baker is passionate about helping immigrants find their way in the U.S. We know that it can feel like the government is intentionally making things difficult, but we can assure you that we are here to help and will do everything we can do to make sure that you follow the process, file paperwork on time and correctly, and present you with all available options. Don’t hesitate to contact our San Jose immigration attorneys if you have any questions.
You May Need an Immigration Lawyer If:
You’re Not Sure if You’re Eligible For a Green Card
There are various criteria to determine if you are eligible for a green card, including if you were facing persecution in your home country, if you are engaged or married to a U.S. citizen, if you have a job offer from a U.S. employer, or if your parents or spouse are citizens. In order to know for sure if you are eligible, and before you spend time and money applying, consult with an immigration lawyer.
You Received a Deportation Notice or Removal Proceedings Are Starting
There are several grounds for deportation or removal, including if you applied for permanent residence but were denied, if you failed to notify the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) of a change in address, if you committed a crime, and others. The removal process often progresses quickly, so it’s important to act quickly in order for a judge to hear your case. Hiring an attorney will help guide you through the process and will do what they can to make sure your case is heard.
You’re Not Sure of Your Options
There are options available whatever situation you may be facing. But when you’re not aware of your options, or even that there are any at all, it may feel like you’re stuck and simply have to let things happen as they will. Simply letting things happen is the last thing that anyone wants when dealing with immigration. Robert David Baker and his staff will review your case, explore what options are available, and make sure you understand the benefits, negatives, and other implications of each.
You Want Help Becoming a Citizen
The path to becoming a U.S. citizen is long, it can be complicated, and there is a lot of paperwork to file. But there are many who have made it through the process, and have made it through with the assistance of an immigration lawyer. With someone on your side who can guide you through the process and help you with paperwork and deadlines, there’s a much higher chance of succeeding and becoming a citizen quicker.
You Want Help Avoiding Mistakes
Laws, procedures, and even the forms themselves are changing frequently, making it difficult for even the government to keep up with changes. When you do get the correct form, they often contain confusing questions that are written with legal language that is hard to understand. These factors can make it especially difficult for anyone who needs to work with the immigration system for any reason, increasing the chance of making mistakes. Mistakes, however small, can have significant and long-lasting consequences. An immigration attorney will offer personalized advice and can guide you through each step of the process.
You’re Not Sure of the Process
Where to go, which form to fill out, how to fill out the form, where to submit it, when to submit it, what to do when an application is denied — when you’re struggling with an immigration issue, it can even be hard to determine where to start. There’s no doubt that the process is complicated and riddled with confusion, but it’s an immigration lawyer’s job to keep up with the changes and to help clients navigate through the maze. With professional assistance, the process will be much less intimidating and stressful.
It’s understandable if you feel like you’re alone and there is no one to turn to for help. But whatever immigration issue you’re facing, Robert David Baker is passionate about helping each client get exactly what they need. As an immigration and Spanish-speaking lawyer with over 30 years of experience, Robert offers personalized and dedicated service.
The law office of Robert David Baker is located in San Jose and offers service throughout the Bay Area. Get in touch with our team today for a free case evaluation.