What to do if ICE knocks on your door

In light of the recent ICE operations in the Atlanta area, Antonini & Cohen offer some helpful tips. If ICE comes to the door:

  • DO NOT OPEN THE DOOR unless ICE has a valid warrant. Ask if they have a warrant and to slide the warrant under the door. The warrant must be signed by a judge. Do not run. Call your attorney if you have one. If the warrant is valid, open the door, exit and close the door behind you to protect the other house residents. Do not resist arrest.
DACA in the New Administration – A Glimmer of Hope

DACA in the New Administration – A Glimmer of Hope

The unexpected election of Donald Trump shocked many Americans as well as those in the immigrant community. Those most vulnerable – unauthorized non-citizens who were brought to the U.S. as children – fear a rollback of President Obama’s DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program. While it is completely understandable to be anxious, pessimistic and worried about the new administration’s prospective moves on immigration, there is some basis for a degree of optimism.

Falsely Claiming USA Citizenship and How This Affects Immigration

Falsely Claiming USA Citizenship and How This Affects Immigration

Here are some things to take note of in regards to the Form I-9 and your immigration status.

There are many people who try to come to the United States every year for work and many who are already here, hoping to obtain full citizenship. Last year alone, 779,929 people were naturalized1 as US citizens. When working, citizens and non-citizens alike are required to fill out a Form I-9 to verify that they are legally able to work. What non-citizens may not realize, though, is that misrepresenting themselves on this form could cost them the ability to obtain status, permanent loss of status they may have, or the ability to become naturalized US citizens.

Post Deportation: What’s Next?

Post Deportation: What’s Next?

If you have a final removal or deportation order, you can ext your stay by applying for deferred action.

When an alien has a final order of removal, there is nothing preventing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from physically deporting that person back to their home country. For many families, the separation caused by physical deportation creates stress and emotional pain for everyone involved.

Stay of Deportation: Do I Have Any Options?

Stay of Deportation: Do I Have Any Options?

The attorneys at Antonini and Cohen have helped many foreign nationals receive grants of Stays of Deportation. Our experienced attorneys will confirm your eligibility and then prepare the application and supporting evidence. Please call us today at 404-523-8141.

If an immigration judge ordered you removed, or granted you voluntary departure, which you overstayed, you may qualify to have your deportation “stayed” (i.e. suspended temporarily) via a Stay of Deportation (“stay”).

What is a stay?

A stay temporarily suspends or postpones deportation. In determining whether to grant a stay, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) will use its discretion. This means an ICE Officer will weigh the positive and negative factors you present in your stay application.

Part 2: The immigration judge granted bond. What do I do now?

Part 2: The immigration judge granted bond. What do I do now?

When you are going through the process of paying the immigration bond, please be patient. You will likely have to wait several hours for the bond to be processed.

In Part 1 of our series, our Immigration Law Attorney Nicole Babcock explained the process for securing a bond when your loved one is detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Here, Nicole discusses what happens after an immigration judge grants bond:

Once a bond amount has been set, you can go to your local ICE office and pay the bond as long as you have legal immigration status.

Call Now ButtonCall Now! Llámanos!