Attorneys who practice immigration law address issues such as work visas, naturalization, deportation, amnesty and illegal entry into the country. They help clients with the process of obtaining visas, permanent residency and naturalization. They also represent clients at appointments, administrative hearings and court appearances. Clients may be individuals, families, private corporations, non-profit groups, government agencies or other organizations. Some immigration lawyers work as solo practitioners or for private law firms, while others work for nonprofit legal services and government agencies.
What Immigration Lawyers Earn
Salaries for immigration lawyers depend on several factors, such as their experience, where they practice and who their employers are. The average annual salary in the United States for these attorneys was $74,000 in July 2014, according to the jobs site SimplyHired.