Interview with Warren
How did you first hear about Seifert Law Offices?
I needed an attorney and searched for who was the best person for me on the internet.
It was 2013, and I was immigrating from England. I had a fiancé visa—and things got more complicated after my divorce. I did the paperwork to get here on my own, and I figured I could do the paperwork to stay for a couple of years. That's when I got help.
I spoke to my family, and my dad was the one who told me to see someone, and he pointed me towards Lisa. And I did my research, and I agreed she was a great option.
What was your experience working with Lisa like?
It was a great experience. I got myself into a bit of a mess with the process and thought I could do it myself—it turns out I couldn't. I met with Lisa, and she knew what she was doing. I decided to work with her, and she dealt with it from that point forward.
How influential was Lisa in your immigration case?
Very—she basically sorted the whole thing out for me, and I didn't have to do too much after she took over.
I was about three years in, and I went to the immigration court for the 4th time. The first three times, I had a nice judge, and she was positive and helpful—then the judge changed, and she was mean—she was like Judge Judy on a bad day. That was the point where I realized I couldn't do this on my own because I needed to get help.
I went to my appointments, and Lisa copied me on all the forms that went back and forth between her and immigration. I couldn't have done it without her.
Would you recommend working with Lisa Seifert to someone else looking for immigration guidance?
Yes—absolutely. She's knowledgeable and efficient. She laid out to me what to expect, the different scenarios, and what we would do. She explained there were no definite timelines, but she kept me up to date with expectations.
How did you feel after you had been approved/having a final solution?
Fantastic. It was three years back and forth, and it was stressing me out and costing me money. To have it all fixed and sorted was a massive relief.
What advice would you give to someone going through the immigration process?
Immigration can be "cold" and bureaucratic. It felt like it was going terribly wrong and that there was a chance I was going to be removed from the country.
For example, they told me to show up to a meeting and took my passport from me. I spoke to an ICE officer—who was unpleasant—and it turns out he didn't know what he was talking about. I went to court and told them I wanted my passport back, and they told me they hadn't received paperwork for a request.
It can be chaotic, but I got all my paperwork and passport back—and we sorted everything out before I got my green card. But, it was an irritating process.
Lisa helped relieved the stress.