U.S. Immigration Court Backlog Makes Hiring Competent, Experienced Attorney Crucial

With the backlog of immigration cases in the U.S. at an all-time high, it has never been more important to hire a competent immigration attorney for representation. Seattle-based immigration attorneys, Integrity Law Group, can help clients prevent unnecessary delays with their expertise and experience.

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Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 31, 2012

A recent article in the Huffington Post cites data released by Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse as indicating that U.S. immigration courts, across the nation, are experiencing the largest backlog of cases in history. A limited number of immigration judges, combined with an ever-growing number of cases, have increased waiting times to well over a year in many instances.

With this obvious bottleneck in the U.S. judicial system, Seattle immigration attorneys, Integrity Law Group, emphasize the importance of obtaining quality, experienced legal representation to avoid adding unnecessary delays because of a lack of preparedness.

An experienced immigration attorney can help in several ways:

Expertise
Immigration attorneys have experience and knowledge of the requirements for obtaining work visas and permanent residency. There are many different classifications and preferences, each with their own requirements, which must be satisfied. A qualified immigration attorney can help decide the best course of action.

Paperwork
The amount of paperwork required for all types of immigration is truly imposing and can pose problems simply out of sheer volume. Immigration attorneys can take charge of keeping track of paperwork, ensuring that no delays occur because a form was either lost or not correctly filed out. They can also save time for their clients by opening, filing and responding to required paperwork, often only asking for a signature.

Representation
Once an immigration attorney is hired, all communications from the government should go through them. Legal representation can greatly reduce the amount of confusion with their vast experience of governmental procedures. Experienced immigration attorneys will be able to anticipate common problems and know how to avoid them, avoiding unnecessary delays.

Valid Documentation
Immigration attorneys will be well versed in all the different forms of the valid documentation required. What qualifies as valid documentation can be a very complicated aspect of gaining residency and without a complete working understanding unnecessary delays should be expected.

Options
There are many options for obtaining permanent residence or temporary work visas. By analyzing the specific facts of a case, an experienced immigration attorney can make available all the possible solutions. This can help to avoid unnecessary delays by seeking out a course of action that is most likely to succeed.

Huffington Post [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/27/immigration-court-backlogs_n_1711505.html


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