When your immigration lawyer is calling you to discuss your immigration fee, it’s worth keeping in mind that your lawyer may not be an attorney.
You can always find an immigration lawyer who’s not an attorney on the internet.
Here’s how you can keep an eye on the situation: Know Your Rights If you think you may be a legal immigrant, here are the things you need to know: You may not know your rights or have the right to file a lawsuit in immigration court, according to the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
If you’re denied an immigrant visa or a work permit, you may have a right to sue your employer for wrongful termination or unlawful detainer.
But immigration law does not specifically prohibit a person from filing a lawsuit for deportation or to recover damages, so it’s hard to know exactly what you can do.
Read the Immigration Guide for an overview of how to file for asylum, refugee status, and other immigration rights.
Know Your Immigration Charges If you have been charged with a crime or convicted of a crime, it may be hard to prove your innocence.
There’s a legal process to prove a crime has happened.
And immigration law generally gives you a right of appeal if your case is overturned.
Read more about how to fight an immigration charge.
If You Can’t Win Your Immigration Case If you are denied a visa or an immigrant work permit and your case ends up in immigration courts, you can sue your employers for wrongful discrimination or unlawful termination.
But you can’t win an immigration court case.
Immigration law generally prohibits a person who has been deported from suing the government for wrongful deportation or for damages.
The only exceptions to this are when a person is convicted of an offense and the judge grants a temporary restraining order.
If a person has been convicted of unlawful termination of employment or unlawful removal, you have the same right to an appeal as an immigrant.
Read our explainer on the right of an immigrant to sue their employer.
If the immigration court decision you’re seeking is upheld, the court will usually award you back wages, but you may not have a chance to get a full refund.
Read about the right and wrong of appealing immigration court decisions.