Many experts have noticed that immigration law has tightened a bit with concerns over international security. Therefore, now more than ever, it is extremely important to obtain the services of a good immigration lawyer.

Here are some ideas to help you determine whether an immigration attorney will be good for you:

Obviously, the attorney must be experienced in immigration law. An attorney that has a broad spectrum of practices and only occasionally does immigration law will not have the best possible grasp on immigration law, which is constantly changing and becoming highly specialized. While some may be fantastic, attorneys who only do immigration cases as part of their general practice may lead to trouble.

Before you hire an immigration attorney, it is a good idea to check if the following are true:

  • The attorney is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. That is the best indicator that an attorney has their nose in the books of immigration law, and will be up to date on all changes coming down the pipeline.
  • The attorney’s website doesn’t show too broad a spectrum of practice areas. You optimally want to find an attorney who specializes in immigration law. This may not always be possible in your area, but an attorney with too broad a spectrum is more likely to not catch certain possible mistakes.
  • The attorney has published articles or given lectures about immigration. Many attorneys will use the occasions to help spread their knowledge.

If all of those criteria are met, then you should feel comfortable that an immigration attorney is qualified to represent you. Give them a call or email, and ask them about your specific case!