You're worried about your place in the United States. You are here on a visa, and you want to make sure you can stay. You recently had a run-in with the law, and now you're not sure if you're at risk of deportation.
The best thing for someone in your situation to do is to become familiar with immigration law. A good way to do this is by talking to your immigration attorney about your specific questions and concerns. Why should you speak to an attorney? Here are a few reasons.
1. They're fluent in the language and law
It's just a fact that most people who come to the United States from Mexico and South America come while speaking English as a second language. Instead of struggling to understand complicated concepts and legal terminology, it's a good idea to work with a professional. Many attorneys are bilingual, which helps you fully understand your case as well as what you need to do to help yourself.
2. They understand your plight
Immigration attorneys work with people in your situation all the time. They know what it takes to help you get out of a bad situation, like the risk of deportation, and they know what you need to do to get back into the country if the worst does happen. Immigration attorneys don't have a negative bias toward immigrants, which helps you feel secure and respected.
3. They're on your side
It can be hard to tell who respects or doesn't respect immigrants in America. You want to know that whoever you work with in the legal system has respect for you and understands why you want to be in the country. You want to work with someone who will fight for you no matter what, and that's what your attorney will do.