Does Contact with an Immigration Official Affect My Legal Status?
If you’ve had contact with an immigration official, such as a border patrol agent, you may wonder how this could affect your future in the U.S. R&H Partner and Immigration Attorney Jonathan Hyman discusses what he can do to help you find out if this interaction could affect your legal status.
Speak with a Colorado Immigration Attorney Today
If you have had contact with an immigration official, you should hire an immigration attorney immediately to learn how this conversation might affect your legal status. Call 303-688-0944 to begin a free immigration case assessment. If you would like to speak with us in Spanish, please call 720-359-2442. Si gustarÍa hablar con nosotros en español, por favor llámenos al 720-359-2442.
Have You Had Contact with an Immigration Official?
If you are an immigrant to the United States, it’s very likely you have had some interaction with an immigration official. Maybe you met with someone from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service while applying for immigrant benefits. Or maybe you spoke with a Customs and Border Patrol agent when you came into the United States.
During these interactions, you may have been given documents, had your fingerprints taken, had a discussion, or even been detained. And now you’re probably wondering how this interaction will affect your case.
How a Colorado Immigration Attorney Can Help You
For starters, your immigration attorney will need to know exactly what happened when you or your loved one spoke with an immigration official. That means we need to conduct a background check.
Typically, an attorney will file a Freedom of Information Act request. This allows us to obtain your immigration file from the United States government. Depending on the circumstances, your file will be with either the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service or the U.S. Department of State.
Once your attorney has that background check, he or she can talk to you about what happened, what you recall, and whether the interaction had any immigration effect on your future ability to obtain legal status.
We Can Help You Today
If you or a loved one has encountered an issue at the border, you should immediately give the R&H Immigration Team a call. We can obtain the details of your interaction that will allow us to determine how to obtain future relief for you or your loved one. Call 303-688-0944 today to begin your free case assessment. If you would like to speak with us in Spanish, please call 720-359-2442. Si gustarÍa hablar con nosotros en español, por favor llámenos al 720-359-2442.