Tips for choosing the right immigration attorney

Over the last 50 years or so the immigrant population in the United States has grown considerably and will continue to do so into the future. In 2011, there were over 40 million foreign born people living in the US, compared to about 10 million in 1960. People come to the US for a variety of reasons, including family, better job opportunities, or economic and political struggles in their home country.

If you are having trouble with the complexities of immigration law, you need to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
Things you should keep in mind while searching for an experienced immigration lawyer:
  1. Immigration law is complicated and new policies are being implemented all the time. For this reason, you want to hire a lawyer that specializes in addressing immigration law. This means that not only should your immigration lawyer be updated about the latest immigration legislature, but they will also be familiar with the court systems and judges, which will help smooth the way for your visa or citizenship.
  2. Be honest with your immigration attorney and explain every detail that is relevant to your case. Many people hamper their own causes by deliberately withholding information from their attorney. Please remember that everything discussed is protected by the client attorney privilege.
  3. When choosing an immigration lawyer find someone you feel comfortable with and can trust. If you do not speak English well or as a first language, choose an attorney that is fluent in your native language such as spanish, russian, purtuguese etc. Do not be afraid to search or request for lawyers who will be able to communicate with you on the level you desire.
  4. If you have trouble affording an immigration lawyer there are several options available to you. First, some attorneys offer flexible payment plans. There are also court appointed lawyers. Finally, in immigrant communities there are often organizations that will help sponsor the cost of your attorney fees. Ask around to see if there is a group like this in your area.
At Brandt immigration we have over 30 years combined experience successfully representing immigrants. Our lawyers are fluent in English and Spanish. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation.

About The Author

Chad Brandt

Chad M. Brandt, the People’s Immigration Lawyer, is the owner and founder of Brandt Immigration. Attorney Brandt has extensive litigation experience, allowing him to successfully represent clients in Immigration and Federal Courts. Mr. Brandt devotes a substantial portion of his immigration practice to deportation defense, both in Immigration Court and before deportation officers at Immigration Customs and Enforcement’s (ICE) Detention and Removal Offices throughout the U.S. Mr. Brandt also regularly represents individuals, families, and businesses in an expansive array of interviews and appearances before immigration officials.


  1. Thank you for sharing the information.

    Immigration lawyers are helping a lot to those who want to reside as a permanent residence in foreign country.

    There are number of firms who are providing the service of immigration attorney service and while surfing on internet and Brandt Immigration is experienced and professional.

  2. This has definitely been a big issue all around the world in the last couple of years. Immigration laws can be pretty complicated, and the lawyers have been busy recently. Thank you so much for these tips. I'll have to show them to my friend from Mexico for sure.

  3. It can be very confusing to immigrate to the United States as you point out. The laws are constantly being changed and updated. These are all great things to keep in mind as you are working through an immigration case. The best advice you give in my opinion is to be honest with your attorney. Unless they have all the correct information they can't help you to the best of their ability.

  4. I have a sister-in-law that is struggling with some of the legal matters associated with immigration. As you said, this is a complicated matter and having a someone that is familiar with the law will be able to help smooth the way to gain citizenship. It’s definitely beneficial to have a professional that can stay up to date on the policies and hopefully explain things in a simple matter. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Chad, thanks for the comment about how you should choose an attorney who has been working in their field for a long time. I like how you said that they should also follow the laws and new updates to the legislative system as well. My friend is considering immigration attorneys to help her case, and she is looking for a professional who is well experienced in this field.


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