Essential Question:How do immigration lawyers make an impact in their client's life?
What Motivated Me
Personally an immigration lawyer has impacted my family's life.It was all because through the help of an immigration lawyer my mom was able to get her green card.This all started when my mom got pulled over for having a light out and the officer asked her for her license and she did not have one ,so she got arrested.At that point my family and I were afraid of her being deported to Mexico.Then the immigration lawyer saw no hope either,and he said to my mom would that she would have to leave the United States.Months later a miracle occurred on my mom’s court date that is when the judge saw my mom's case and said it was blurry,so he changed the court date and blamed the immigration lawyer.That lead to more time with mom,since my brother bailed her out of jail.Then afterwards the immigration lawyer pulled my mom aside and showed her the court case papers,and my mom said they were readable and not at all blurry.Within the time before the second court date the immigration lawyers investigated my mom's case more and recognized that my mom could get her green card through the help of my oldest brother.Finally the court date arrived and my mom was able to obtain her green card and my family was no longer going to get separated.This event in my life demonstrated me how big of a difference and immigration lawyer can do in one’s life.
What I Have Learned
From my internship I have learned a lot of information on immigration lawyers and the process of becoming a citizen in the United States.There is still so much I have left to learn.So far I have learned that many immigrants from Mexico,Canada,Russia,and China have fled to United States illegally for many reasons.The main reason is to have a successful life in a country full of opportunities.Also to escape from prosecution or also because living in the United States is cheaper than their homeland.Then the illegal immigrants come to immigration lawyers because they want status so they are not deported back to their homeland,because the United States has become their home.This process is in some cases is easy but most of the time it is difficult depending on the client's history and children.If a client's child is 21 and up they can get their green card through their child.If not they can fill out couple questions the immigration lawyers have created at the law firms to see what their clients are eligible for like a work permit.Immigration lawyers also represent illegal immigrants that have committed a felony.Having a felony or criminal record does not make an illegal immigration case strong.This is some of the main information I have learned so far.
What I Know Or Assume
An immigration Lawyer can defend a immigrant’s case and prevent him or her from being deported to another country according to attorneys.When I first found out what an immigration Lawyer is ,I believed all they did was present the case to a judge and then the trial was over ,but in fact it is more then that.To start off the immigration lawyer meets with the immigrant to see his or her options.Then some paper may be needed from the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services.Afterwards the decision comes up to an immigration judge .From the experienced I have had with my mentor has made realize an immigration trial takes longer than a normal trial.This experience has also made me realize that to be a successive immigration lawyer ,one needs to be perseverant and have soft skills .There are much more qualities ,but those are the main ones.Overall immigration law is more complicated than what most may think.