If You Are in the U.S. on a Visa (or Without one), This is the Time to Fix Your Criminal Record

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Because of the ICE raids and tight immigration enforcement prevalent in Georgia in the recent months, it is imperative that all persons on visas (or even without them) take care of their criminal history. Were you ever convicted of a criminal offense? Talk to a criminal attorney to see if he can reduce the charge to a lesser offense or …

What Should I Do If The Government (or ICE) Is Saying That I Have a Criminal Conviction but I Know This is False?

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You should hire an immigration attorney who can actually find out what exactly it is the government (or ICE) is charging you with. This week, we had a client detained at his own house, before dawn, after ICE agents knocked on his door, and transferred him to Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, GA (2.5 hours south of Atlanta). Our client’s …

The Supreme Court Recognizes An Old Right for Immigrants!

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The Supreme Court yesterday issued what can only be considered a seminal decision as it applies to the constitutional rights of all immigrants. In Padilla v. Kentucky, the court expressed, at least in summary, its dismay at the increasing difficulties caused by today’s immigration laws. Over the 21 years of my practice, I have had literally hundreds of clients who …