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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
Annual Growth

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • High corporate profit and the enforcement of stricter immigration laws will benefit attorneys
  • The number of refugees and asylees has increased due to turmoil in the Middle East
  • The industry is facing challenges from technological advancements like e-filing

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Immigration lawyers and attorneys assist individuals in obtaining visas and gaining US citizenship, defend the rights of immigrants, navigate the issues of illegal immigration and assist businesses in understanding immigration issues in a global marketplace. Despite high levels of immigration, industry growth was stifled due to falling per capita disposable income and corporate profit, causing individuals and corporations to find alternatives to industry services. However, revenue is expected to rise as postrecessionary conditions benefit corporate profit and stricter federal and state immigration laws are implemented...

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    Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    This industry has a low level of capital intensity, with firms spending $0.02 on capital for every dollar spent on labor. The high labor intensive industry requires highly skilled lawyers, educated and knowledgeable in the practice of law. These often specialized employees with expensive degrees from prestigious law schools must also stay updated on any changes created by acts of legislation. Depending on the size of the firms, a strong support staff may be necessary for researching, filing and documenting duties.

    The level of technological change in the industry is low, with most of the change coming from the use of computer systems, legal databases and specialized software packages. Som..

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    Additional Insights for the Immigration Lawyers & Attorneys Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Immigration Lawyers & Attorneys Industry are

  • Experienced work force
  • Having a high prior success rate
  • Possession of comprehensive and accurate information
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    Industry Products

    What is the Immigration Lawyers & Attorneys Industry?

    Firms in this industry offer services relating to the legal status of individuals, including citizenship and visa services.

    Industry Products
    Family-sponsored immigrants
    Employment-based immigrant visas
    Diversity programs
    Refugees and Asylees
    Other categories
    Industry Activities
    Provide legal advice about the ability to reside in the country
    Collect and submit appropriate documentation to prove a case
    Helps obtain the type of documentation needed to legally reside within the country
    Obtain immediate access to citizenship in emergency situations
    Represent clients in court
    Assist with citizenship tests
    Defend a person's case to prevent him or her from being deported

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Corporate profit
  • Number of immigrants
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Percentage of services conducted online

  • Current Performance
  • Immigration slows, revenue drops
  • Stricter state immigration legislation on rise
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Technology challenges the industry
  • The battle of H-1B
  • Deferred action for children arrivals program
  • Table: Immigration Lawyers & Attorneys Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Immigration Lawyers & Attorneys Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Finance and Insurance
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Public Administration
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Computer Stores
  • Office Furniture Manufacturing
  • Office Supply Stores
  • Security Software Publishing
  • Software Publishing

  • Products & Services
  • Family-sponsored immigrants
  • Employment-based immigrant visas
  • Diversity programs
  • Refugees and Asylees
  • Other categories
  • Chart: Immigration Lawyers & Attorneys Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Disposable income
  • Corporate profit
  • Legal environment
  • Current events

  • Major Markets
  • Persons seeking naturalizations
  • Persons seeking adjustment of status LPR
  • New arrivals LPR
  • Nonimmigrants
  • Employers
  • Refugees
  • Asylees
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Immigration Lawyers & Attorneys Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Wages
  • Profit
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Immigration Lawyers & Attorneys

  • Basis of Competition
    External competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Immigration Lawyers & Attorneys Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Immigration Lawyers & Attorneys Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Immigration Lawyers & Attorneys Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Number of immigrants (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • An alien in the United States or at a port of entry who is found to be unable or unwilling to return to his or her country of nationality because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution.
  • Enforcement Actions
  • Enforcement actions include foreign nationals who are found inadmissible, apprehended, removed or returned for violating the Immigration and Nationality Act.
  • Legal Permanent Residents
  • People who have been granted lawful permanent residence in the United States.
  • Naturalizations
  • Naturalizations refer to persons aged 18 and over who become citizens of the United States.
  • Nonimmigrant
  • Foreign nationals granted temporary admission into the United States, for business or pleasure.
  • Nonimmigrant Admissions
  • Nonimmigrant admissions refer to arrivals of persons who are authorized to stay in the United States for a limited period of time.
  • Passport
  • The legal document issued by a home country granting its citizens permission to travel abroad and to return home.
  • Refugees And Asylees
  • Refugees and asylees are persons who sought residence in the United States in order to avoid persecution in their country of origin.
  • Visa
  • A stamp placed in a foreign passport by an American consular officer permitting entrance into the US within a specified time period.
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