“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” These famous words inscribed on a plaque at the Statue of Liberty have greeted immigrants to this country since the 19th century. But how committed are we to this ideal? Immigration has long been a political football that appears to change course with every election cycle. This has led to a seemingly never-ending labyrinth of red tape and complexity in the immigration system which has caused massive delays, logjams, and frustration. In fact, the backlog of cases pending in immigration courts in Texas has doubled in the past five years and sits at over 730,000. Likewise, pending immigration processes with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services have seen similar delays. Attorney Andrew T. Thomas, managing partner of the nationwide immigration law firm Thomas & Price, advises that anyone who is not a citizen of the United States should have a trusted legal ally by his or her side, especially during this contentious time.
“We have seen it all in this field. However, one thing that is crucial to success is experience and intricate knowledge of the immigration system. And there is no substitute,” says Thomas, whose firm includes experienced litigators and immigration attorneys including a former ICE prosecutor. “We are uniquely prepared for the challenge.”
Attorney Andrew T. Thomas, managing partner of the nationwide immigration law firm Thomas & Price, advises that anyone who is not a citizen of the United States should have a trusted legal ally by his or her side, especially during this contentious time.
While Thomas & Price makes headway, the federal government has not helped move things along and basically had a freeze on hiring new immigration judges from 2012 to 2016. The hiring freeze, combined with political turmoil resulting from recent elections, has contributed to the slowdown. n addition, new policies by the Department of Homeland Security have made it even more challenging for attorneys and their clients in immigration court.
Nevertheless, each case is different, and it is important for those seeking assistance in immigration law to find an experienced immigration attorney. “Our firm motto is ‘Honesty and Experience Equal Results,’” Thomas says. “We live by that every day, and I am extremely proud of the what we have been able to achieve.”
Thomas & Price handles every type of family-based immigration case, including the following:
- Immigration Court. This can be a stressful and confusing time for individuals and families facing potential deportation from the country. If you have an upcoming case, it is important that you are represented by an experienced and trustworthy attorney who will diligently fight for your rights. Thomas & Price attorneys have completed more than a thousand trials and will make every effort to resolve your case favorably in Immigration court. Do not attempt to do this alone; we are here to help.
- Permanent Residency. The permanent resident application process, when successful, earns you the sought-after Green Card. However, certain individuals may not be eligible for permanent residency or may require additional waivers or pardons to obtain their Green Card. Some individuals may need to go through a complicated waiver process in order to pursue their residency. Thomas & Price has successfully filed and been granted thousands of these types of waivers.
Attorney Andrew T. Thomas is an experienced trial attorney who has won numerous awards for his advocacy. He now focuses his practice solely on helping those who are desperately seeking help in the complicated area of immigration law. He and his staff of experienced immigration attorneys understand the system and are unafraid to face those challenges in court. They understand that each case is unique and each client that comes to them has their own story to tell. They enter representation understanding what is at stake, and they are committed to providing exemplary service and using their wealth of resources and experience for the benefits of those that they serve.