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I am wondering if I need an attorney that is familiar with my country, Nigeria, or will any attorney work for me.


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Where are you in the process? You have not provided enough information to adequately answer your question. Are you applying for asylum. marriage Visa, removal prceedngs, etc..

The information is for general information purposes only. Nothing stated above should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation.


You need to find a lawyer who you are comfortable with. Having knowledge of your home country may help depending on what type of case you are filing

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It depends what you are applying for. Please see

(213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration experience. His response to your question is general in nature, as not all the facts are known to him. You should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law to review all the facts in your case in order to receive advice specific to your case. Mr. Shusterman's statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.

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I agree that it really does depend on what type of case you are applying for. For example, if you are applying for asylum, you will want an attorney who is extremely knowledgeable about your home country and the issues you will face with such a case. You may benefit from having someone who is also from your country but not always. You need to make sure the attorney you hire is not just familiar with your country, but also with immigration matters relating to the type of case you will file. Just because an attorney is from your home country does not guarantee they will do a good job on your case. Look at the prospective attorney's experience and current clientele. If you are applying for an employment based case, knowledge about your home country may not be relevant at all.