Q: Does a lawyer need to assist me with the I-130 after I file and complete it on my own?
I am re-filing for a parent. My lawyer said in order to re-file, I would need to start with an I-130, request a FOIA (EOIR) and resubmit an I-212. I just wanted to know if I can do the I-130 on my own that way it is less costly on my end.
A: In your case, you should consult with an experienced immigration attorney who can thoroughly outline all of your options for immigration benefits and what you can file with USCIS at this time.
The attorney can discuss with you whether the FORM I-212 is required.
The FOIA is always a beginning point if prior filings have been made or if the person has been detained by ICE and placed in proceedings.
Good luck to you.
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