Do It Yourself Immigration Disasters – How To Avoid Them. From Harlan York, the #1 Immigration Attorney.

Do It Yourself Immigration Disasters – How To Avoid Them

Harlan York, the #1 Immigration Attorney.   Your best choice for an Immigration Attorney if you live in NYC (Manhattan, Harlem, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island).

Not a day goes by that we do not see Do It Yourself Immigration Disasters.

By this I mean people who either tried to save money


Perhaps thought that they could handle a case with little or no professional help.

So they filed the papers – but lost the case along with time – and often find themselves in our office literally crying about how their Do It Yourself Immigration solution turned out to be a nightmare.

Now they plead with us for help from our countless hours spent solving immigration problems

  • The good news is we often can fix the case
  • The bad news is that we cannot always cure the problem caused by their  Do It Yourself Immigration paperwork

It does not matter if we are talking about green card, visa, citizenship and even those who tried  Do It Yourself Immigration Court representation (the law calls this “pro se” work).


(You will end up with more problems than you can imagine.)

People have a tough enough time trying to navigate the United States Immigration Maze with good attorneys helping them.

There are many reasons why thousands of intelligent folks avail themselves of a team of experts exclusively practicing immigration law.

I know that it’s an oft-repeated quotation but Abraham Lincoln once said:

“He who represents himself has a fool for a client.”

Find the best immigration lawyer you can.


We see people who have had their spouses, parents and children deported after they tried Do It Yourself Immigration.

They appear, sadly, in our law firm, pleading with us to help in bringing back their loved ones.

And before anyone tells you that “it’s easy,” and “you don’t need an immigration lawyer,” think about this: Immigrants represented by lawyers in United States Immigration Court are 17 times more likely to win their case, according to a Los Angeles Times survey.

Do you think that these statistics are any different in Immigration Cases when dealing with the

  1. Immigration Service
  2. Customs and Border Protection
  3. State Department,
  4. National Visa Center or
  5. Department of Labor?


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Written by: Harlan York

Immigration Attorney Harlan York is Former Chair, Immigration Section, NJ State Bar Association and Former Co-Chair, NY State Bar Association CFLS Immigration Committee. Mr. York appeared on National Television on CBS This Morning with Charlie Rose and Primer Impacto on Univision, as well as Telemundo, NBC, and PBS. He was honored as First Ever Immigration Lawyer of The Year in NJ by Best Lawyers.

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