Deportation 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.
Decisions made by judges in the federal immigration courts are subject to appeal, like any other type of case. If you have been ordered to return to your home country, denied asylum, denied an application for a visa, or denied cancellation of removal, an appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals Office (AAO) is your only option. Generally, an appeal must be filed within 30 days of the decision it seeks to overturn.
Fortunately, Mr. Awotona has extensive experience in handling appeals of contested removal proceedings and denials of relief, such as asylum, cancellation of removal and waivers to the BIA. Through diligent investigation of the facts and applicable law, we are able to design winning strategies to achieve the most positive results in any appellate matter for you and your family. Mandatory deadlines for USCIS and federal court appeals of 30 days make a difference in a successful appeal strategy in any immigration matter.