Immigration I-130/I-485 first interview: do you usually attend w client? in what cases yes, what cases no?

Asked 12 months ago - San Leandro, CA

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman

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    Answered . We attend most interviews, especially if there are any issues (e.g., convictions, previous marriages, etc.)

    (213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration... more
  2. Giacomo Jacques Behar

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    Answered . Yes, in all cases where I am the attorney of record who prepared and filed the AOS application. For those dates when I happen to have a conflict or will travel, clients usually agree to have me reset the interview date.

    Behar Intl. Counsel 619.234.5962 Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be... more
  3. Thomas Joseph Baker

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    Answered . If I'm allowed to be there, then I am there. While I think the preparation is most important, things can go sideways in a hurry. Since I know the case inside and out, I can usually clear up any confusion or incorrect answers that might come out from nerves or something else. And besides, that is what you pay me to do: fight for you at all stages of the process.

    Thomas J. Baker
    Sacramento Immigration Attorney
    http://www.wigonlaw.com
    916-447-8975

    Law Office of Daniel M. Wigon - 916-447-8975. This should not be taken as legal advice. Consult with a local... more
  4. Alexander Joseph Segal

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    Answered . yes

    NYC EXPERIENCED IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS www.myattorneyusa.com; email: info@myattorneyusa.com; Phone: (866)... more
  5. Camille Kim Cook

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    Answered . If I am representing the client then I or another attorney from my office will go with them to their USCIS interview, even if there are no issues. When people go unrepresented, examiners can sometimes be rude or inappropriate or cause delays simply because they have not reviewed the file. I can often help avoid these problems.

  6. Tripti Sharad Sharma

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    Answered . I attend most interview with my clients irrespective of complexity.

    This response is general in nature and cannot be construed as legal advice, given that not enough facts are known.... more
  7. Vijay Kumar Kale

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    Answered . In clean cases where client (no criminal issues, etc).doesn't want me to attend the interviews go well and most officers are thoughtful and nice.

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