If you or someone you love is currently threatened with removal from the U.S. because of an expired visa, criminal infraction or other legal issues, contacting a qualified Atlanta cancellation of removal lawyer can provide the support you need to argue your case effectively. This can prevent serious consequences for you, your family members and your future prospects in the U.S. Here are some of the most important facts you should know about removal proceedings in Atlanta, Georgia.
According to data compiled during the 2010 census, nearly 14 percent of the population of Atlanta identify as immigrants. The Atlanta Immigration Court handles cases involving immigration status, removal of individuals and families illegally in the U.S. and other issues relevant to legal and undocumented immigrants. The diverse population of Atlanta has cemented its position as a truly cosmopolitan city. This, in turn, has attracted immigrants from around the world who want to participate in the American Dream.
In general, successful applicants for cancellation of removal must have at least 10 years of residency in the U.S. They must be of good moral character and must not have been convicted of certain serious felonies. Finally, your attorney must show that your removal from the country would cause severe hardship to one or more family members who are citizens of the U.S. or are lawful permanent residents here. This can sometimes prove adequate to reverse removal proceedings against you and to ensure that you can continue to live and work in the U.S.
The immigration experts at Pozo Goldstein, LLP, have years of experience in handling immigration issues as former immigration prosecutors, a former judge and as defense counsel for immigrants throughout our area. These dedicated professionals can provide the most assertive and effective representation for immigrants and their families in and out of the courtroom setting. If you or a family member is currently facing removal from the U.S., Pozo Goldstein can help. Contact us right away to begin the process and to protect your legal rights to remain in the United States.