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There are some times when you might not need an attorney. Insurance companies take care of a large part of car accident claims these days. You can probably make your own argument about why you were or weren't speeding that day (and, in any case, a speeding ticket is relatively cheap). Even some divorce filings can be filled out by the parties and submitted without legal representation.

The immigration process is probably not one of those times. Between filing deadlines, supporting documents, and the amount of paperwork, filing for citizenship or residency is not something you'll want to take on by yourself. So, if you are hiring an immigration attorney, how much will it cost?

Immigration issues have been in the forefront of the news since President Trump took office, and many of those issues have concerned immigrants seeking asylum in the United States. Under international and U.S. law, asylum-seekers are afforded different considerations than other immigrations, and the asylum process can be different than applying for legal resident status or citizenship. (And the rules may be changing again, if the White House has its way.)

Here are the top three legal concerns and questions for seeking asylum under current U.S. immigration law, and where to turn for answers.

New White House Rule Limits Asylum Seekers

President Trump is preparing a presidential proclamation to empower a new federal rule regarding asylum, which will be in direct conflict with current laws regarding asylum seekers and point of entry. Trump claims this is within his power as Chief, but Civil Rights activists claim this is illegal. Here's what you should know:

What to Do If Your H-1B Visa Is About to Expire

H-1B visas are initially granted for a three year period by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (UCSIS). If you want to stay in the United States longer, you will need to file for an extension, usually maxing out at an additional three years. But be warned, extensions have become harder to obtain, and use the same level of scrutiny as the original application. UCSIS has made it clear that adjudicators are under no pressure to give deference and extend a visa just because one had been originally issued years ago, as had been the policy in years past.

Immigration and citizenship issues have become central in the upcoming midterm elections. From child separation and refugee and asylum applications to increased deportation efforts. The essential questions revolve around citizenship: Who may apply, how it may be granted, and even if it can be revoked or lost.

So here are 10 essential questions regarding United States citizenship, and where to turn for answers:

"All persons born ... in the United States ... are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside."

That's the text from the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, upon which birthright citizenship is based. It means that individuals born in the United States are automatically granted U.S. citizenship. But if President Donald Trump has his way, that constitutional right may soon change.

"We're the only country in the world where a person comes in and has a baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States for 85 years with all of those benefits," Trump told Axios. "It's ridiculous. It's ridiculous. And it has to end." And while that first part might not be true (over 30 other countries provide birthright citizenship), Trump's effort to end that policy is earnest. But can he? And if so, how?

Can I Vote With a Green Card?

Legal Permanent Residents (LPR), also knows as Green Card holders, are allowed many of the same rights as U.S. Citizens: access to public schools, a driver's license, obtaining social security and Medicare benefits, and visas for spouses, just to name a few. In fact, there are so many overlaps that many Green Card holders aren't always aware that there are key differences.

But some Green Card rights are limited, and LPRs should be wise to these limitations. Violation of some of these limitations will lead to deportation. So, what about voting with a Greed Card?

Immigrants Arrested at Marriage Interview 'Traps'

Imagine going to an official government interview with your spouse to discuss the state of your marriage. Let's be honest, this would be difficult enough for most US citizens, regardless of birth origin. You've prepped for a year, making sure you don't give any answers that seem to even hint at anything questionable, since the interview is part of an immigration application. Not only your marriage, but your life, depends on it.

Within minutes of beginning the interview, your spouse is abruptly taken away by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), arrested, detained, and deportation proceedings commence. This is happening at US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) marriage interviews in Florida, Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island.

Is it legal? The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is asking that very question.

In yet another setback to Trump administration efforts to curb immigration, a federal judge in California put a temporary hold on deportation efforts aimed at 300,000 immigrants covered under "temporary protected status" designations. Attempts to end the program, which protects refugees fleeing violence and disaster in El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan, lacked "any explanation or justification" according to U.S. District Judge Edward M. Chen.

In fact, the judge cited "serious questions as to whether a discriminatory purpose was a motivating factor" in the administration's decision to terminate the program.

Yes, the Constitution and Bill of Rights generally require the separation of church and state, but references to God remain -- in the Pledge of Allegiance, presidential oath of office, and, as became controversial recently, the U.S. citizenship oath.

Olga Paule Perrier-Bilbo, a French woman living in Massachusetts, recently challenged the inclusion of the phrase "so help me God" in the citizenship oath, claiming it violated the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the First and Fifth Amendment. But a federal judge dismissed her claims, finding that the phrase did not equate to a substantial burden on her free exercise of religion.