Jamaica Magazine

Immigration Legal Clinic – Questions and Answers

The Byars Firm is pleased to announce that we have created our Immigration Legal Clinic. Our Immigration Legal Clinic was created to help indigent individuals who are in need of immigration services. In our practice we meet a large number of individuals each week who need to apply for their permanent residence i.e., “green card”, or other immigration benefits so that they can work and support their families. However the number one reason why these individuals do not apply for their benefits is the cost. They simply do not have the money to proceed with their case or it would take them a very long time to accrue the money to apply for their immigration benefits. Our Immigration Legal Clinic was created specifically to help these individuals to apply for their benefits so that they can have legal status and support their families. In this month’s article we will briefly discuss how the Clinic works and how you can receive services through the Clinic.
 

Question 1: Does the Immigration Legal Clinic provide legal services on all immigration cases?
Answer: The Immigration Legal Clinic provides legal representation on permanent residence “green card” cases, citizenship cases, removal of the conditions on a two-year green card, replacement of a lost, destroyed, or expired green card, and some deportation matters. In addition to these cases the Immigration Legal Clinic will provide services on other immigration cases if we believe that the Clinic will be able to provide effective assistance to the client. If you would like to know if the Clinic can help you please contact our office at 678-736-5600.

Question 2:  Is it expensive to receive legal representation through the Immigration Legal Clinic?
Answer: The Immigration Legal Clinic was designed specifically to help those individuals who have limited financial resources and they are in need of legal representation. The Clinic will assess each individual’s case to determine if the individual is eligible to receive immigration benefits and the individual’s financial resources.

Question 3:  What do I need to do to receive legal representation through the Immigration Legal Clinic?
Answer: To receive legal representation through the Immigration Legal Clinic you must contact our office at 678-736-5600 and ask to make an appointment for the Jamaican Immigration Clinic. At the Clinic we are able to discuss your case with you at our office, over the phone, or by Skype. Our Clinic charges a consultation fee of $50 for the first appointment. Thereafter, if you are eligible for immigration benefits and you have limited financial resources the Clinic will offer you a reduced fee for your case. The Clinic will make an assessment of reduced legal fees at the individual’s appointment. The Clinic reserves the right to decline representation of cases where the individual does not meet the Clinic’s requirements. The Clinic also reserves the right to change the amount of the consultation fee at its discretion at any time.

The Immigration Legal Clinic has limited space each month. Therefore if you need immigration help or if you have questions, contact our office at 678-736-5600 and make an appointment through the Immigration Legal Clinic. The code word is “Jamaican.”  You may also send an email to [email protected] We look forward to meeting with you.

If you have a question or an immigration topic that you would like to learn more about you can contact us directly at 678-736-5600 or via email at: [email protected].

Disclaimer: This article is a broad overview. This article is not legal advice and should not be taken as legal advice. This article is provided as a public service and is not intended to establish an attorney-client relationship. Any reliance on the information contained herein is taken at your own risk. The information provided in this article should never replace informed counsel when specific immigration-related guidance is needed. 

About the Writer:
Safiya Byars is the founder and senior partner of the Byars Firm, Inc. She is a native of Kingston, Jamaica.  Attorney Byars shows her clients the best ways to get their cases approved the FIRST time while reducing processing times and avoiding immigration red flags that result in delays, denials, and deportation.  The Byars firm is located at 3720 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Suite D2, Chamblee, Georgia 30341. Attorney Byars handles all immigration matters, deportation defense, family law, and life planning (trusts & wills). We can be reached at 678-736-5600 or via email at: [email protected]  and www.byarslawgroup.com

About the author

Safiya Byars, Esq

Safiya Byars is the founder and senior partner of the Byars Firm. Attorney Byars serves as the Chair of the Family Immigration Continuing Learning Education and the Vice-Chair of the Immigration Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia. She is a native of Kingston, Jamaica. The Byars firm is located at 3720 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Suite D2, Chamblee, Georgia 30341. The Byars Firm handles Immigration, Family, and Estate Planning matters. We can be reached at 678-736-5600 and email: [email protected]