Immigration Attorney Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: What is a typical immigration case?

A:  Every immigration case is unique, but two examples come to mind.  One is where a young woman flees gang violence in El Salvador and finds her way to the USA.  If she was forced to leave quickly, she was unlikely to have obtained legal status in advance, so my job would be to help her apply for asylum or some other humanitarian visa that she would likely qualify for.

Another example might involve my assistance in applying for a spouse visa for a newly married husband or wife of a US citizen or legal permanent resident.


Q: If I am living in the US without legal status and I tell you, will you report me?

A: Absolutely not.  I have a duty as an attorney to keep communications that I have had with clients and potential clients confidential.  Beyond that, my office is a judgement-free zone.

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Q: What should I expect from an immigration interview?

A: I will be there with you.  Interviews are conducted in offices in the USCIS building in Denver.  Although important, these interviews are generally easy going and we will prepare together in advance. Interview questions are generally about details concerning your own life; details that you already know!


Q: How much do you charge?

A: I charge a $160 for an hour-long initial consultation and an hourly rate thereafter.  I give an estimate of what an entire case will cost at the initial consultation.

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*Disclaimer: None of the above questions or statements are or are meant to constitute legal advice.*