Contrary to popular belief, a U.S. immigration lawyer does more than just fill out immigration forms. Unfortunately, some immigration applicants do not realize this, and complicate or ruin their cases by attempting to handle things by themselves.  An immigration lawyer understands the complex immigration laws and how they will be applied by immigration or consular officials to a particular case. Red flags or complexities discovered during the immigration attorney’s case work-up is often missed by a self-represented applicant, since the immigration forms themselves do not point out potential pitfalls or problems and definitely would not spot particular issues in an applicant’s specific case.  Do yourselves a favor; if you have an immigration matter, contact an immigration attorney to assist you in the process.