What are the benefits of filing the derivative asylum i-730 petition via an attorney? Is it just as effective if I file it alone?
Among other things, there is a greater chance it will be done right the first time. If the U.S. Embassy abroad needs to contact you, that is also much easier through an attorney.
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Very simple benefits if one has a good counsel:
legal competence, legal knowledge, legal experience, legal ability to analyze relevant facts and apply legally applicable case law in support, ability to articulate the submission well.
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When an attorney does it for you, you are sure things will go smoothly and done right the first time. Failure to have an attorney could delay the entire process and make you wait outside the country much, much longer.
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Many clients find the immigration process stressful and confusing. If you are concerned about the cost of an attorney, you may want to look into local non-profits and refugee resettlement agencies. Often they have immigration attorneys or BIA accredited representatives who are able to help with the I-730.
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