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IMMIGRATION LAWYER VIDEO LIBRARY
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT IMMIGRATION COURT
Winning your case against deportation will not be easy. There are many factors which makes success difficult to achieve at immigration court.
For instance, immigration courts are overloaded with too many deportation cases and judges are forced to rush through their decisions too quickly.
In combination, these factors illustrate why trying to win your deportation defense case on your own is like committing legal suicide for most immigrants.
WHEN SHOULD YOU HIRE AN IMMIGRATION LAWYER?
Do you wonder if you really need to hire an immigration lawyer?
For some immigrants, the main issue is attorney fees. They don’t want to pay a lawyer if they can handle their cases on their own.
This position is understandable. However, some immigration cases, which look simple, may have hidden issues.
More significantly, some immigration cases are too complicated for non-lawyers.
With the possibility of deportation on the line, immigrants need to be honest with themselves before making a decision to hire an attorney or not.
This video shares some insights which can help you decide what’s best for you and your family.
WHICH RELATIVES CAN YOU SPONSOR FOR A GREEN CARD?
“Who Can I Immigrate?” is perhaps the most frequently question asked by immigrants and their family members.
In this video, Immigration Attorney Carlos Batara discusses the system of the immigration family-based system for sponsoring your relatives for green cards. He focuses on two key factors:
- (a) The legal effects of your immigration status, illustrating the differences between lawful permanent residents and U.S. citizens
- (b) the family relationship between the sponsor and the immigrant seeking legalization.
He shows how these two issues define whom you can and whom you cannot help immigrate to the United States.
TIPS FOR WINNING YOUR CANCELLATION OF REMOVAL CASE
Cancellation of removal is sometimes the only defense for non-green card holders facing deportation at immigration court. This includes both immigrants who entered the U.S. without permission and immigrants who overstayed their visas.
Usually, “hardship” is the requirement which causes most immigrants to lose theses types of cases.
So how do you prove hardship?
In short, you need to put together evidence demonstrating how much certain lawful permanent resident and U.S. citizen relatives will suffer if you are sent back to your home country.
This video shares tips on developing important evidence and outlines issues for you to testify about at your deportation trial.
HOW TO PREVENT IMMIGRATION FRAUD
Do you worry about who you can trust to help your family with your immigration needs?
Immigration fraud is a silent epidemic. And it’s growing. No immigrant community is safe.
Most immigrants do not report when dishonest immigration assistants and lawyers destroy their dreams to live and work legally in the United States.
But there is a way to protect you and your family. Learn to spot con artists and how to prevent them from taking advantage of your family.
WHY AM I AN IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY?
In this video, Carlos Batara discusses the three main reasons he decided to become an immigration attorney. He discusses that
- (a) All immigrants have special stories
- (b) A very special immigrant played an important role in shaping his understanding of immigrants and their efforts to become U.S. citizens
- (c) Immigrants make America great, a fact which many people do not know
FIVE ROADS TO LAWFUL PERMANENT RESIDENCY
How many ways can an immigrant become a permanent resident?
There are several immigration programs which lead to a green card. These programs can be divided into five general roads for winning permanent residency.
Three roads are the traditional and generally safer paths, involving interviews with government agents. These include family-based and employment-based applications. Other applications are based on unique humanitarian, regional, and foreign policy concerns.
The other two roads include winning deportation and removal matters at immigration court or after immigration appeals.