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Friend of mine needs an immigration lawyer

For his parents. Sounds a bit serious, like they might be f shuntiii05/14/17
Cost will depend on what exactly they're dealing with. If th isthisit05/14/17
Idk about removal, but no decent business immigration lawyer garfieldfan05/14/17
deportation (removal) defense is almost its own practice are uzername08/18/17
Deportation defense is real lawyering so you'll need to find isthisit08/18/17
if they can afford it, Fragomen, Del Rey, Benson & Loewy is dingbat08/18/17
shuntiii (May 14, 2017 - 2:21 pm)

For his parents. Sounds a bit serious, like they might be facing deportation. Didn't get too many details. Thought I'd ask JDU just in general stuff to look out for when hiring a good immigration lawyer, what kind of costs they are looking at, etc. I'm guessing most would give at least a free initial consultation?

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isthisit (May 14, 2017 - 2:38 pm)

Cost will depend on what exactly they're dealing with. If the matter is simple than a flat fee will do. The consultation will probably be free. Just make sure to ask the attorney before showing up for your appointment.

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garfieldfan (May 14, 2017 - 3:15 pm)

Idk about removal, but no decent business immigration lawyer does free consults. But since removal is kind of criminal-adjacent, maybe it follows those customs more closely.

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uzername (Aug 18, 2017 - 5:47 pm)

deportation (removal) defense is almost its own practice area. you will find plenty of solos who will take the fee upfront, but you really want to find someone with demonstrated emphasis and focus on this.

keep in mind the immigration "courts" are completely screwed and backed up these days and getting worse, so you want to find someone with an established practice, otherwise they risk paying the fee upfront and then the lawyer disappears by the time hearings come around.

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isthisit (Aug 18, 2017 - 6:00 pm)

Deportation defense is real lawyering so you'll need to find someone who has experience in this area.

Flat fees are the norm but I don't know what this will cost you.

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dingbat (Aug 18, 2017 - 11:35 pm)

if they can afford it, Fragomen, Del Rey, Benson & Loewy is by far the best. They're biglaw with only one practice area

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