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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.

Since early in his career, Mr. Awotona offers a complete analysis of the consequences of criminal convictions for immigration purposes, whether our office represents a client directly or we work with a client's criminal defense attorney.

With vast experience as a deportation trial attorney and deportation appeals attorney, Mr. Awotona can help you fight the negative effects of your criminal convictions and hopefully prevent your deportation from taking place.

Family Hardships and Cancellation of Removal

People living in the United States without a green card, or a foreign national in trouble with the law, may receive an I-862 notice to appear. This document is an official notice that the person is facing removal (deportation) from the U.S. and must appear before an immigration judge. It may be possible to remain in the United States legally by proving exceptional circumstances or unusual hardships to your family as a result of your deportation.

Attorney Motunrayo "J.R." Awotona provides experienced removal defense for people with exceptional or unusual hardships. Contact our offices to schedule a free confidential consultation with one of our deportation lawyers. We represent clients in the Atlanta area and throughout Georgia. We accept all major credit cards, and payment plans may also be available on a case-by-case basis.

Mr. Awotona has extensive experience providing removal defense, and thoroughly understand the statutes, regulations and procedures. As a result, we are able to construct a well-thought-out legal argument designed to persuade the U.S. government that there are exceptional familial factors, and that deporting the individual would create significant hardships on them and their family. These factors include:

  • Children with special needs
  • Spouse with serious health issues
  • Aging parent

Political Asylum

Are you a refugee or seeking asylum in the United States from a conflict-torn country? If you have received a notice to appear, political asylum can be an effective removal defense. We ensure all factors are considered to present the strongest possible defense during your removal proceedings.

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