Strict guidelines: Downward trends in the legal sector will cause revenue to fall

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...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$6bn
Annual Growth 11-16
-0.1%
Forecast Growth 16-21
Profit
Employment
39,677
Businesses
6,207
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

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
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Immigration law offices are often located in urban areas with high population and strong business centers. As the greatest bulk of industry revenue stems from those obtaining legal permanent residency and naturalizations, as well as employment-based visas that must be filed by the employers, law offices open in regions with larger populations and areas that serve as historic centers of immigration, such as New York City.Accounting for an estimated 28.2% of all immigration law offices, the Southeast is home to the highest concentration of establishments in the country. The state of Florida, which is located in the region, boasts more than one-tenth of all establishments alone. Thi...purchase to read more.

    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
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Corporate profit and Number of immigrants in the Immigration Lawyers & Attorneys industry impact industry performance..

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    What's in this report

    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

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    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

  • 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
    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
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    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
    Table: Industry Data for the Immigration Lawyers & Attorneys Industry
    Includes:
  • 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
    Asylee
  • 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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