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Steakley Law Firm

Immigration

Whether you're seeking to become a permanent resident or U.S. citizen, trying to enter the U.S. to be with your fiancée, or fighting the government's efforts to deport you, this is the law firm you need. And it doesn't matter what country you're from. Attorney Motunrayo "J.R." Awotona has helped immigrants from many different countries earn the right to live and work legally in the United States.

The difference between winning and losing an immigration case can be as minor as the extra telephone call, anticipating the hidden issue, interviewing important witnesses, and carefully preparing your documents. Contact us online or call (404) 835-7595 to schedule a free consultation. You can put your trust in us during these turbulent times.

Deportation Defense

Immigration Threesome Tall 90x448Deportation defense has two different components: The first part takes place at a trial in Immigration Court. Most deportation and removal cases are handled at the Atlanta immigration court. The second part, often necessary, takes place at the Board of Immigration Appeals. Other locations include the Stewart Immigration Court at the Stewart Immigration Center in Lumpkin, Georgia.

Mr. Awotona knows immigration clients risk losing more than just their case. They risk losing their families and homes. They risk losing everything important in their lives. From the beginning of your representation, Mr. Awotona will present you with a realistic assessment of possible outcomes, because you have a right to know what to expect, and what steps need to be taken to fight for your success. As your immigration deportation attorney, he will interview all supporting witnesses in advance, prepare important evidence, and challenge any violations of proper procedures.

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Post-Conviction Remedies

Fighting the Immigration Impact of Criminal Convictions in Georgia – Deportation and Removal Defense

You can lose your opportunity to obtain or keep permanent resident benefits due to an arrest and conviction – even if your arrest and conviction happened 20 or 30 years ago. Certain types of convictions lead to automatic loss of your green card. The list of which crimes automatically disqualify you changes quite often, almost from year-to-year. Even some convictions for minor offenses can have the same negative consequences.

Whenever possible, you should have your criminal records carefully reviewed by an immigration lawyer before you file any immigration documents. If you fail to do so, you could be walking yourself into a trap where you end up facing deportation.

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Special Immigration Applications

During your interview, Mr. Awotona will explore if you qualify for immigration benefits under special immigration green card programs set up by the U.S. government. Most immigrants who seek our services do not know about these programs. Since these programs can make a huge difference, perhaps enabling you to earn a green card to live permanently in the United States, our office takes extra care to figure out if you can qualify for any of them.

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UAFA Act, DREAM Act, REPAIR Act, CIR ASAP Act

In the last few years, immigration reform has moved to near the top of the agenda on Capitol Hill. In the past, Congress has failed to offer sustainable new legislation or revamp old processes; however, several bills in Congress could ultimately provide some lasting and progressive reform to seemingly ineffective laws and programs. Unfortunately, there still seems to be a long way to go before these bills become the law of the land.

UNITING AMERICAN FAMILIES ACT (UAFA)

First introduced in 2009, this bill was designed to replace the Immigration and Naturalization Act, which has outlined immigration and citizenship law in the United States for more than six decades. In this proposed legislation, immigration discrimination will be eliminated, and permanent partners and spouses of legal residents could gain similar immigration or citizenship status.

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Visas

Our immigration lawyer services include working with clients who seek the right to work, permanently or temporarily, in the United States through a sponsorship by their employer. We help clients eligible through NAFTA, or as priority workers, skilled workers, and other work-related classifications become lawful permanent residents.

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