In the United States, our Immigration laws, policies, and procedures are complex and cause much confusion for my clients. One innocent mistake can have unintended, negative consequences – denial of your case or worse. Therefore, it is essential to have the correct information before heading down any particular path. Like millions of other people, when I need information for personal reasons, I often start with a Google search. I take my findings and dig deeper to confirm the reliability of the information. As an immigration lawyer, I see clients take a similar approach. While Googling for answers to immigration questions is okay, it should only be a starting point. The second step is getting this information verified by a professional. Again, acting on wrong information can cause bigger problems now or down the road.
Immigration Myths & Facts
If you follow me on LinkedIn, you will see I post a lot about immigration law myths and facts. I started posting these myths and facts in response to questions I receive from clients. More accurately, it’s a way to alleviate confusion and frustration from information that shows up from Google searches. For example, I recently posted about:
- USCIS Backlogs and Processing Times
- The Complexity of Immigration Forms
- H-1B Advertising Myth
- Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) Cancellations and Revocations
- The H-1B Lottery
You will also see on my posts, that I open the door for people to contact me for clarification. In other words, my posts may or may not address your particular situation. Every situation is unique. So, dig deeper to get the right information to address your issue.
Avoid Confusion & Frustration
Perhaps the best way to avoid confusion and frustration is to stop Googling for answers to immigration questions altogether. This is probably unrealistic as we are now instinctively programmed to hit the Google machine. I know I am. But in all seriousness, you would be better off by going straight to an experienced immigration lawyer first. In the end, you can avoid frustration and confusion. And, you may save money by taking care of your issue the right way, the first time.
Please reach out to me if you have any questions about this blog or need clarification about immigration law information you found on the Internet.