The Difficult Immigration Cases: When Should I Hire a First-rate Immigration Attorney?
Suing Citizenship and Immigration Service (CIS) for Delays.Foreign nationals are not helpless against CIS. There are laws that protect them from unreasonable delays by government agencies. CIS should be sued if the agency takes:
* More than 120 days to process a naturalization application (Form N-400) after the interview or
* More than one year after receiving the application to remove the conditions on residency (Form I-751).
These lawsuits against CIS are filed in federal court. Because writing is emphasized and oral argument is not, experienced attorneys will be of greatest help to get the process moving swiftly.
Residency Based on InvestmentResidency Based on Investment requires a great deal of evidence to prove that a foreign national obtained the monies through lawful methods and will be placing the necessary funds at risk. A competent immigration attorney will meet these obstacles by being well versed in business, tax and immigration issues.
Usually the investment must be at least $1 million dollars. However, where the enterprise is in a targeted zone (either because it is a high unemployment or rural area), the investment can be $500,000.
Representation in Immigration CourtImmigration Court is the last place foreign nationals want to get caught (pun intended) without a great attorney. A pen stroke by a judge will order them removed from the United States, even if they have been legal permanent residents for over a decade.