Lately, I have been to few immigration interviews on asylum cases, and employment based immigration cases and both had one NEGATIVE thing in common.  All the clientsl hired non lawyers or “immigration consultants” to handle their cases.  Not only were the clients wrongly served, they were also victim of a breed of  pretenders who were committing a crime under California laws.

In one of the cases the “immigration consultant”, which based on California laws was operating illegally, was under investigation.  As such all the cases he had handled ended up in an investigation.  Unfortunately even clients with genuine cases were ultimately penalized in the process.

The simple rule is to hire only licensed attorneys who are eligible to practice law to handle your case.   If you cannot afford an attorney, please handle the case yourself.  You can call us on 510 742 5887 or visit us on for more details.


The article below deals with few tips how to chose a lawyer:

Recent news on the setback suffered by an immigration bill that seeks to legalize millions of illegal immigrants in the US among others, has once again placed the spotlight on the existing and potential problems being faced by thousands of people elbowing their way to get a chance to live in the United States.The US Immigration law has so many blind corners that can presumably work for or against an immigrant. The deciding factor as to what laws will work for or against him is really up to the processes being availed of by the applicant. Prospective immigrants can always get help from the different US immigration agencies as regards their documentation and other requirements. However, it is always a good idea to get an immigration lawyer who is experienced, proven and achieved success.

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Shah Peerally is an attorney licensed in California practicing immigration law and debt settlement. He has featured as an expert legal analyst for many TV networks such as NDTV, Times Now and Sitarree TV. Articles about Shah Peerally and his work have appeared on newspapers such as San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, US Fiji Times, Mauritius Le Quotidien, Movers & Shakers and other prominent international newspapers. His work has been commended by Congress women Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Lee. He has a weekly radio show on KLOK 1170AM and frequently participates in legal clinics in churches, temples and mosques. His law group, Shah Peerally Law Group, has represented clients all over the United States constantly dealing with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Immigration and Custom Enforcement(ICE) and CBP (Customs Border Patrol (CBP) under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This department was formerly known as the Immigration and Nationality Services (INS).