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...

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...

Post Deportation: What’s Next?

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...

Stay of Deportation: Do I Have Any Options?

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...
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