Margaret W. Wong & Associates - Immigration Lawyers
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immigration Success Stories

Will your case be next?

We are proud to share our clients' immigration success stories.

The following pages contain just a few examples of the types of successes thousands of Margaret W. Wong & Associates' clients have experienced over the past 4 decades. Read our clients' success stories, then see below how we can work with you to turn your case into a success story.

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Talk to us about how to turn your case into a Success Story.

At Margaret W. Wong and Associates, LLC, we work hard to make every case a success story. We have enough experience and personnel to ensure we can handle all our clients' cases. Every story is different, but all immigrants struggle for the same: to be able to stay and work in this country and give a better quality of life to their families on a temporary or permanent basis.

Based on all our decades of experience working with immigrants from different countries and ethnic backgrounds, we have to say that as much as the attorneys work on each case, it is also our clients’ actions that help determine the success of their case. Here are some tips and advice for our clients and potential new clients. It will be very helpful to your case if you do the following:

Tell us everything from the beginning.

We have seen it all, and we are committed to helping everyone. If you are embarrassed to tell us that you had a DUI or have any criminal records, hiding that information will only complicate your case. And in the end, both we and Immigration will find out. lf we are aware of it from the beginning, we will be able to tell what your real chances are and will use the correct strategy. If you think your story is too sad and the things you went through in the past are hard to talk about, that could mean you really deserve a new chance in this country, and there is legislation to help and protect you. lf you regret not telling the truth to Immigration officers in the past, we can only help you if you tell us the truth.

Be patient.

Once we file any petition or motion there is a necessary waiting time. USCIS and Immigration Courts receive hundreds of cases every day at different locations. Some procedures can take months or more than a year. You can ask your attorney how long this procedure normally takes and then patiently wait with us. Calling us every day is not a problem for us, but it can cause you unnecessary stress and despair.

Be aware of the situation.

At our law firm, we can't perform miracles, but we try to do the best we can and put all our expertise at your service. Know that if you hire us, when immigration has a final order on your case, we may or may not have a chance to file a motion for you. lf we do, you can expect us to do follow-ups and work for your case. We can't stop Immigration from picking you up or deporting you if you have a final order. We recommend our clients who are in this situation make all the necessary arrangements in their personal life and with their families as if they had to leave the country soon. We can't promise you that you will be able to stay more than the law and lmmigration judges allow you to.

Don't wait until THE last minute.

We suggest you don't wait for the last minute before seeking legal advice for the first time. Chances are your case will be better if you look for an attorney sooner than later. Also, when we ask you for documents and information on your case, please provide them to us as soon as possible. Keep us informed if you change your address or phone numbers. If you don’t do it on time, you may fail to receive a notice or paperwork that we send you, and it could have very bad consequences if there is a deadline.

Follow your attorney’s advice.

You are paying a legal fee to us to provide you a service. We know the law and we know the details and information on your case. Once you hire us as your attorneys, it is no longer the time to ask for advice on immigration matters from friends and family. It is not a good idea to compare your case to other cases and want the same in the same terms. Every case is different. lf you are scheduled for a hearing, we will always advise you to answer the Judge in a clear, concise way. It is not the time to bring irrelevant information or go around in circles. The Judge will think you are not telling the truth because you fail to give direct answers. lf your knowledge of English is not good, make sure your attorney knows ahead of time--not at the very last minute--that you prefer to use an interpreter.

Don't aggravate your situation.

We can't tell our clients how they should conduct their lives, but Immigration can tell you if your actions make you a person they don't want to permit to stay in or admit to enter the country. If you break the law or cause any domestic violence situation, it may hurt your case or family. The same will happen if you choose to drive without a valid license, or after drinking alcohol, or if you pass through a red light. Immigration is all about new starts, a change of life for good. You are learning to live in a new country and are living by this country's rules.