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How can I fix my papers in the United States

August 07, 2023
  • Business Immigration
  • Individual Immigration

Living in the United States without legal status can mean encountering obstacles at every turn, and no one understands that better than the attorneys at Eagan Immigration. We’re here to help you overcome these challenges and obtain work permits, travel permits, permanent residency, and even citizenship in the United States. Best of all, we’ll make the entire process easy and accessible. No matter where you live in the United States, Eagan’s innovative and fully remote approach to the immigration process means our attorneys can work with you from the comfort of your own home. No travel and no intimidating law offices—just conversations in your own language with people who deeply care about you.

How does Eagan help me sort out my papers in the United States? Where do we start?

At Eagan Immigration, it all begins with a simple call with a team member who speaks your language to answer some questions about yourself. Taking the first step may be challenging, but we’ve broken down the process into simple tasks that make an overwhelming task much more manageable.

Step 1: Call our receptionist team to share basic information about yourself: your name, date of birth, marital status, your spouse’s legal status, children, any work-related issues, and other straightforward details—no need to prepare, we promise.

Step 2: Our immigration team reviews your information, analyzes your possible options for sorting out your papers in the United States, and conducts additional research as needed. We do this right away so that when we next speak, we have some answers ready.

Step 3: It’s time for a consultation! In this call, our immigration team will explain our lawyers’ analysis and outline the steps we believe are necessary to sort out your papers in the United States. We’ll answer any questions you have until you’re comfortable with the plan—this includes the cost. Typically, we charge a flat fee based on the type of case, so you can be sure upfront about the costs. Payment plans are also available.

Step 4: Let’s talk. We’ll arrange a convenient time for a phone interview with you to gather all the information we need for your forms and to write a firsthand account of your story. By asking questions about your experiences, our staff can capture your story in your own words, in a document we refer to as your “statement.”

Step 5: Gather some documents. We’ll provide you with a list of various documents we’ll need to submit with your immigration petition. We strive to make this process as easy as possible, so you can send these documents via mail, email, or even take photos with your phone and text them to the office.

Step 6: While you’re at home, we’ll be busy preparing your petition to submit to the United States government. This petition will include the forms we’ve filled out on your behalf, your statement, your documents, and a carefully crafted legal argument. We have eight attorneys within the firm who work together and share ideas until we’re confident we have the strongest possible argument for why you should be granted your request.

Step 7: We submit your petition and wait. We understand that the suspense can be tough, but we’ll let you know as soon as we hear anything about your petition. Feeling nervous? Give us a call and let’s talk.

Step 8: Approval! The best days are when we can send you the documents that will make a real difference in your life, whether it’s your work permit (EAD card), travel permit (so you can safely visit your family in your home country), or final approval for permanent residency (Green Card) or citizenship in the United States. At Eagan, we celebrate victories like these every week.

But how can Eagan do all of this without meeting in person? And why?

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic changed many workplaces in our country, and that includes immigration law firms like ours. Our system has enabled us to serve clients from all over the United States, which can be especially important for individuals living in areas with limited legal assistance options. When you choose Eagan, you’re choosing a firm based on what we can offer, not just our location. From a staffing perspective, being a fully remote company also means that we can recruit the best talent from all around the world. Each member of the team is an individual who is passionate about helping people like you sort out your papers in the United States.

But what if I WANT to meet my immigration attorney in person? And am I supposed to attend an immigration interview alone?

If you want to meet us in person, well then, we have something in common. While the fully remote format works well for people living outside of our home base in Virginia, we’re happy to meet in person with anyone who prefers that option. As for immigration interviews, you have many choices. In many cases, we can participate in your interview with immigration officials via video call or phone. In others, we can send one of our attorneys to attend your interview in person. In fact, if you happen to live in Hawaii like one of our former clients, the company’s founder, Lauren Eagan, might insist on it. Either way, with Eagan Immigration, you’ll always have someone by your side, advocating for you during these important meetings.

But what if I’ve already been told that I’m not eligible for legal status?

If you’re reading this, it probably won’t come as a surprise to you that immigration law is extremely complex. Many of our clients have been told by other attorneys that obtaining legal status in the United States is impossible, but the highly experienced attorneys at Eagan Immigration are used to finding options that others don’t see. Eagan has taken the lead in new approaches to applying for various types of immigration relief, including self-petitions under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), T Visas for people who have been victims of human trafficking and exploitation, U Visas for those who have been victims of crimes, and more. Most importantly, we’re doing it with integrity. At Eagan, we believe our best chance to sort out your papers in the United States is complete transparency and honesty. No matter your circumstances, we can help you figure out what your best options are for a bright future in the United States.

So, how can I sort out my papers in the United States? Your first step is to pick up the phone. Speak with an immigration specialist today at 202-709-6439.