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Where one goes for legal advice on immigration issues matters

Many kinds of immigration issues can come up for individuals from foreign countries here in the United States. Examples include issues regarding: green cards, family visas, student visas, work visas, the pursuit of citizenship or a potential deportation.

Each type of immigration issue has its own rules and procedures connected to it and can raise its own unique complexities. So, seeking out advice on how to handle such issues is something many individuals dealing with immigration matters do.

Now, the quality of advice a person receives on an immigration issue can be very impactful. Bad or inaccurate advice could lead to a person making key mistakes in their immigration matter, which could end up having major consequences for them. In some cases, this could include creating or upping risks of deportation.

So, it can be important for individuals to be careful about where they go for advice on immigration matters. Recently, the Florida Bar issued a warning in this regard. Specifically, it warned against seeking legal advice on immigration issues from nonlawyers. It particularly warned against going to notaries for such advice. The warning noted the risks that can come from advice from unqualified sources.

Skilled and experienced Florida immigration lawyers understand the complexities of immigration law and the importance of doing things the right way when navigating matters related to immigration. They can help answer immigration questions individuals from other countries who are here in Florida have and provide them with guidance specific to the particular immigration matter they are facing.

Source: Miami Herald, “Notary? Notario? No, says the Florida Bar to those seeking immigration law help,” David J. Neal, Nov. 23, 2016

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