1. How do we charge to our clients?
CASA charges for the services rendered, whether it is helping to fill out the relevant forms to file with USCIS or hiring our attorney for representation before the USCIS or the Immigration Court (“EOIR”). CASA’s prices are low cost (and not low income). What “low cost” means is that CASA’s prices are between 30% to 50% less than what for profit law firms in the area charge and is also based on the years of experience that CASA has in the area of US Immigration and Nationality Law. CASA currently has more than 30 years of combined experience in the area of immigration law and is an organization that has been serving and supporting the community since 1994. CASA is currently expanding to be able to offer its services to the immigrant community in Broward County. Consultations with our legal department are $ 35 and $ 50 according to CASA’s representative who takes your case. The consultation is essential to determine whether the individual, seeking advise, qualifies or not for any form of relief according to the present laws and regulations. Each case is different. CASA’s staff will advice the individual of any form of relief available to them at the time of consult and will provide a quote for the services to be rendered. If the individual decides to retained CASA’s services there will be a written agreement for the services to be rendered.
***Any individual that does not have a retainer agreement with CASA will have to pay for every time they come to seek legal advise.
2. What kind of cases the house attorneys take?
In general terms, CASA’s lawyer represents people before the Miami Immigration Court, some cases of detainees, representation before the asylum unit, naturalization processes, residency processes, consular processes (process in the US embassies outside of the US), applications for “Waiver” of ground of inadmissibility for having accumulated illegal presence, for having committed a crime involving moral turpitude, for having a deportation order, for fraud at the time of requesting some benefit before USCIS or the US Department of State at the time of requesting a visa, etc.
CASA does not handle cases of employment based visas but if you do not know who to hire or where to start CASA’s lawyer will be able to guide you in the right direction and refer you to a competent lawyer.
3. If I schedule the appointment using your website, do I have to pay in advance and can CASA refund my money in case I can’t show up for the appointment?
CASA uses VCITA to schedule appointments online. This system is only available for appointments with our paralegals.
Clients who schedule the appointments using our website will be charged a nonrefundable fee. If you would like to reschedule your appointment, you will need to call CASA at 305 463 7468 ext 101 or email us at email@example.com more than 24 hours ahead of the time of your appointment. CASA will not refund your money for appointment cancellation. You can also have the appointment over the phone.
4. Do you offer services in other cities in the United States?
NO, CASA is located at 10300 SW 72nd Street, Suite 387, Miami, FL 33173. CASA will be providing low-cost services to the immigrant community in that area. CASA also makes telephone consultations, if the interested person so wishes. The cost of the telephone consultation is the same as the in-person consultation.
CASA also represents people outside of the Florida area, as long as they are not deportation cases before the Immigration Court.
5. What other services CASA offers?
CASA offers professional improvement courses and English courses for the Hispanic community. Some of the educational services that CASA offers are QuickBooks Training, Citizenship Classes, English Classes, financial seminars, First Time Home Buyers Classes, and Digital Marketing. To know our calendar of events please enroll in our database .
6. What services do you provide concerning the Internal Revenue Services (IRS)?
CASA also provides, in partnership with the IRS free assistance service for individuals in the preparation and presentation of income tax returns before the IRS. This service is only offered between January and March of each year. It is once a week and individuals are served by order of arrival. In order to be eligible for this free service, the interested person must comply with some minimum requirements. For more information about the requirements and hours of operation please click here
7. Are you an Employment Agency?
No. The services CASA’s Outreach Coordinator offers regarding employment are referrals to agencies specialized to help people look for employment and to give the client the tools necessary to search for employment.
CASA encourages companies and businesses that have vacancies to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and inform us about them. We have a special database of clients looking for a job and we send this job opportunities to them.