Every year thousands of immigrants successfully navigate the US immigration system and receive their green card. With so many people choosing that route, it is easy to think the path to green card is a cakewalk. This Avvo Guide will help you decide whether self-representation is right for you and your family by recognizing some of the signs that a call to counsel may be in order.
I used to have a J-1 visa.
At some point in my past I was arrested, pleaded guilty, pleaded no lo contender (no contest), or convicted by a judge or jury for a crime.
I need my green card by a certain date.
I entered the United States without inspection (illegally).
I have previously filed applications with USCIS and I don’t know what happened to the application or the application was denied.
Immigration Green cards Adjustment of immigration status J-1 student visa Immigrant status Criminal defense Criminal arrest Marriage-based green card Form I-485 (adjustment of status) Spousal immigration Marriage