Law Office of Christopher E. Ward, LLC
Douglasville, GA 30134
(817) 805-3670 or
Monday thru Friday
8:30 am to 5:30 pm
By phone or email,
24 hours/7 days a week
Immigration Law is complex, fluid, dynamic, and in many areas discretionary. There are statutes and case precedents immigration lawyers use everyday, similar to any other areas of law. For example, the Immigration and Naturalization Act (INA) or CFR Title 8 contains the vast majority of statutes involving immigration issues.
Embedded within these differing sources of Immigration Law is a considerable amount of “discretion” given to the US Attorney General. This discretion allows the government to waive certain deportable offenses, unlawful presence issues, granting of LPR status to certain immigrants to name a few. Each waiver or other types of prosecutorial discretion must meet certain eligibility requirements and the burden of proof is on the petitioner, not the government.
There are immigration cases that are not overly complicated - they are either certain to succeed or certain to fail. The vast majority are somewhere in the middle. The success of those cases “certain to succeed” stems from the statutes themselves. The failure of those cases “certain to fail” stems from being ineligible for discretion from the US Attorney General. The success or failure of those cases in the middle generally hinges on whether an attorney was retained and whether the evidentiary packet and legal brief created met the eligibility requirements for discretion.
The question is “What type of case do you have?”
Individuals who are in status and wishing to change status.
Individuals who are out of status and wishing to be in status.
Individuals who want family to join them in America.
Individuals who received a notice to appear.
Individuals who want to apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival.
Individuals wanting their fiance to join them.
Immigration Law is Federal Law. Although immigration Law can be, and is, interpreted differently in the differing federal circuits, the law is the same across the country. The immigration court is administrative in nature, the BIA (Board of Immigration Appeals) is administrative in nature, and USCIS is a department of Homeland Security. Call us! We can represent you regardless what State you live in and regardless in what country you live.
Call our office and make an appointment for a consultation and case evaluation. We will be direct and honest in our advice and evaluation. If you need to retain our services, we will tell you. If your case only requires some simple form completion and filing, we will tell you that as well.