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Erik Jensen is an outstanding, competent, and knowledgeable attorney. At the last minute, I decided I needed an attorney and found his website online. I called him from South Carolina on a Thursday and he graciously changed his schedule to meet with me on Friday morning and to represent me Friday afternoon. Mr. Jensen was well prepared for my legal meeting in spite of having less than 24 hours to prepare. When I met with Mr. Jensen, he extended the free consultation time without charging excessive fees. Mr. Jensen was upfront and straight forward. During the legal meeting he was poised and assertive without being aggressive. I will forever be grateful to the kindness and empathy he showed me during this difficult time. I recommend him without reservation whatsoever to anyone needing legal representation.
Mr. Jensen promised me a specific fee over the phone, and a free consultation. When I came in for the consultation, however, the fee price tripled, and because he kept talking about his own personal stuff during the "free" consultation, he charged me extra for that as well! He kept insisting I needed to keep coming in for more meetings, so he can keep charging me. In the end, I ended up going to court on my own because I could not afford for him to come with me, and I lost the case because he made numerous mistakes with my paperwork. Go to ANY lawyer but him!
I retained Erik Jensen to represent me in my “adjustment of status” case. During the course of this representation and paperwork preparation, I would go to his office to review and sign the forms, I would continually find mistakes on these forms, names, dates, passport number etc. This turned out to be a kind of blessing in disguise.
Section 212(a)(9)(B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, Known as “the 3/10-year bar,” this provision bars from re-entry or adjustment of status those who have accumulated more than six months of illegal presence. Illegal aliens with six to 12 months of unlawful presence are barred for three years; those here for more than a year illegally are barred for 10 years.
This law applied to me, But Erik Jensen seemed oblivious to this, and went ahead with the paperwork and charged me $3000 up front. Only my due diligence in researching immigration law while he made multiple mistakes on the forms and filed forms that did not apply to my case allowed me to find this law before he filed the paperwork, when I confronted him on this he was clueless. I demanded a refund, but he refused. I went to another lawyer and in the first 5 minutes of meeting me he said "you are subject to a ten year bar under Section 212(a)(9)(B)” Do not file any adjustment of status paperwork, it will cause you to be deported. Come back and see me in 3 years, when the bar expires, then we will file, no charge for today's meeting.