Rocky Face, Georgia Immigration Lawyers

MInerva Blanchette
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Cartersville, GA Immigration Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(404) 997-8470 107 Postelle Street
Cartersville, GA 30120
Immigration, Criminal, DUI and Estate Planning
New England Law | Boston
Attorney Blanchette has been a member of the Georgia Bar Association since 1999 and has nearly two decades of jury trial experience. She has practiced throughout the State of Georgia and has extensive experience in the areas of Criminal Law & Immigration Law. Her practice also includes Estate Law and Family Law. Attorney Blanchette is most recognized for her work as a former Prosecutor for the State of Georgia for over 7 years where she has served as a Lead Trial Assistant District Attorney in 3 Judicial Circuits

As a prosecutor, she handled both Felonies and Misdemeanor...
Rome, GA Immigration Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(706) 266-6836 108 Sequoia Dr SE
Rome, GA 30161
Immigration and International
Georgia State University
Karen Weinstock
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Atlanta, GA Immigration Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(770) 913-0800 1827 INDEPENDENCE SQUARE
Atlanta, GA 30338
Immigration
The Hebrew University
Karen Weinstock is the managing attorney of Weinstock Immigration Lawyers, the premier immigration law firm in Atlanta, Georgia. With over 19 years of experience, she has developed expertise representing U.S. and international companies in securing global talent and ensuring the employees and their families have a good experience in immigrating to the United States.

Karen was born and raised in Israel and immigrated to the United States in 2000. Her genuine passion for immigration law is a direct result of her personal experience as an immigrant. This ability to identify and empathize with immigrants, and her commitment to excellence in...
Patrick Jarrett
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Clarkesville, GA Immigration Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(800) 206-1032 113 Grant Street
The Historic DeSoto Building
Clarkesville, GA 30523
Free ConsultationImmigration and Personal Injury
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
Patrick has a strong belief that people deserve justice who have suffered an injustice or injury as a result of someone's negligence, recklessness, or abuse of power. Because of this strong belief, he has devoted his career to serving individuals. Over the course of his career he has represented those accused of crimes, those injured by other's negligence, those going through family law and child custody disputes, and immigrants before USCIS.

Patrick now exclusively represents people who have been harmed as a result of the negligence of others. Many of his client's lives have been forever...
Elizabeth Nicole Kozycki
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Tucker, GA Immigration Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(678) 664-9729 3546 Habersham at Northlake Road
Tucker, GA 30084
Free ConsultationImmigration
San Joaquine College of Law
E. Nicole Kozycki, Esq. was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2014 and is a founding partner of Kozycki Law, LLC. E. Nicole Kozycki, has 10 years of legal experience in both private practice and for the U.S. Department of Justice. Nicole practices primarily immigration law with ancillary representation in entertainment, contract, and corporate law matters as they relate to immigration issues. She focuses on employment-based immigration in the highly-skilled worker categories as well as investment-based corporate immigration paths. She has a background in the studies of international conflict and human rights, and channels this experience into representation...
Safiya Webber Byars
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Atlanta, GA Immigration Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(470) 819-4942 333 Sandy Springs Circle, NE, Ste. 201
Atlanta, GA 30328
Immigration
University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
Safiya Byars is an Atlanta-based attorney with a passion for helping immigrants and their families to obtaint their immigration status and lead their best life in the United States.

Faced with being the first international student at her college Safiya realized then that she wanted to learn how to maintain her international student visa and transition to permanent immigration status. Based on her personal experience Safiya realized that there was a need for legal counsel that was truly knowledgeable and compassionate in assisting immigrants with their immigration needs and other legal issues that would surface if they decided to...
Jameel Manji
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Decatur, GA Immigration Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(678) 902-2999 315 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Suite 400
Decatur, GA 30030
Free ConsultationImmigration
Georgia State University College of Law
Led by Atlanta immigration attorney Jameel Manji, Manji Law was founded to help clients navigate the difficult and ever-changing immigration system in the United States. Manji Law supports clients with a wide-range of immigration issues including family immigration, removal defense, asylum/refugee, business immigration, naturalization, deferred action and TPS, and many more. When you’re up against the federal government, you need a passionate and effective immigration attorney. Jameel Manji is the man for the job.

If you’re looking for a passionate and caring Immigration attorney in Atlanta who won’t break the bank, Manji Law is a perfect choice. Look no further...
Rebecca Torres Kozycki
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Tucker, GA Immigration Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(678) 664-9729 3546 Habersham at Northlake Road
Tucker, GA 30084
Free ConsultationImmigration, Appeals, Criminal and DUI
University of Baltimore School of Law
Rebecca Kozycki was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 2001 and is a member of the United States Supreme Court, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and the Georgia Supreme Court. Experience Ms. Kozycki is a founding partner at Kozycki Law, LLC. Previously, she was a Senior Associate at Chestney & Sullivan Law Firm (formerly the Chestney Law Firm). She has devoted 100% of her practice to the vigorous defense of DUI and related traffic charges. She was distinguished as a Georgia Super Lawyer by Atlanta Magazine each year from 2013 to 2017 and as a Georgia Top Woman Attorney...
Hassan Hussein Elkhalil
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Atlanta, GA Immigration Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(770) 612-3499 1950 N Park Pl
Suite 550
Atlanta, GA 30339
Immigration, Business and International
John Marshall L.S. (Atlanta)
Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Mr. Elkhalil currently lives with his wife and two sons in Marietta, Georgia. He attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He then went on to receive his J.D. from John Marshall Law School, and an LL.M. in Dispute Resolution from the University of Missouri – Columbia Law School. Additionally, Mr. Elkhalil is a member of the American Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Fluent in Arabic, Mr. Elkhalil is extremely active in his community and participates in a variety of community, cultural, and...
Tracie L. Klinke
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Marietta, GA Immigration Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(678) 496-2990 320 Cherokee Street NE
Suite C
Marietta, GA 30060
Immigration
Georgia State University College of Law
Tracie Klinke is the founder and managing attorney at Klinke Immigration, which she established in 2012. Tracie was born in Wichita, Kansas and spent much of her time in graduate school working in the International Student and Scholar Services Office. In 2004, she moved to Atlanta and grew a small Foreign Language Program of 20 students in a renowned course with over 200 students. During this time, she worked as an international student advisor and assisted students with complicated immigration issues. This work inspired her to pursue a career as an immigration attorney.
Tracy has spent many years working as an...
Buihe Pauline Okenu
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Snellville, GA Immigration Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(678) 924-1614 2138 E. Main Street
(US Highway 78)
Snellville, GA 30078
Immigration
Nigerian Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, The University of Georgia School of Law and The University of Georgia School of Law
I have multiple law degrees from different continents and to have practiced in various areas of law. As an immigrant who has gone through the system I understand and can relate to your situation. Being a wife and mother of three children I believe strongly in family unification and will surely do all within my capabilities to keep your family together. My goal is to use my knowledge, skills and experience to provide you with the excellent legal services you deserve. Okenu Law Office, LLC is dedicated to providing immigration services to our clients. Located in Snellville Georgia, we serve the...
Christopher Helt
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Atlanta, GA Immigration Law Attorney
(888) 739-6794 260 Peachtree NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
Immigration
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Christopher Helt, Esq. of The Helt Law Group LLC is a nationally recognized removal defense immigration attorney, providing legal counsel to immigrants, nationwide.
Carrie Fiedler
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Marietta, GA Immigration Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(770) 485-4930 191 Roswell St
Marietta, GA 30060
Immigration, Business, Divorce and Family
Georgia State University College of Law
Lawyer and mediator in Marietta, Georgia who provides professional, client-focused, affordable and effective legal services in the areas of dispute resolution, civil, criminal, divorce, family law, immigration, and mediation.
H. Glenn Fogle Jr.
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Atlanta, GA Immigration Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(888) 457-5766 55 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW
Suite 830
Atlanta, GA 30308
Immigration
Georgia State University College of Law
H. Glenn Fogle, Jr., the founding member and principal of The Fogle Law Firm, LLC, is in his twenty-fifth year in the field of Immigration and Nationality Law. Raised in the United Kingdom until he was fourteen, Mr. Fogle returned to the U.S. with his family to attend high school and college. Mr. Fogle is a member of the bars of the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Courts of Appeals of the Second Circuit, the Fourth Circuit, the Fifth Circuit, the Sixth Circuit, the Ninth Circuit and the Eleventh Circuit. He is a longtime member of the American...
Melaney LaGrone
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Atlanta, GA Immigration Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(678) 250-5449 1100 Spring Street NW, Suite 755
Atlanta, GA 30309
Immigration, Criminal, DUI and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Aundrea L Roberts
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Duluth, GA Immigration Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(770) 686-7210 6340 Sugarloaf Parkway
Suite 200
Duluth, GA 30097
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Regent University School of Law
Charles H.  Kuck
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(404) 816-8611 8010 Roswell Rd
Atlanta, GA 30350
Atlanta, GA Immigration Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
Immigration
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Akintunde Akinyele
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Decatur, GA Immigration Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(678) 281-1567 160 Clairemont Ave., Suite 200
Decatur, GA 30030
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Georgia State University College of Law
Tunde Akinyele has been practicing law in the Metropolitan Atlanta area for the past 13 years. He is a former Senior Assistant District Attorney with the DeKalb County District Attorney's office, where he handled serious criminal offenses including burglaries, armed robberies, sexual assault cases, crimes against children, white collar, and homicide cases. Tunde is an experienced trial lawyer and will aggressively defend your rights, with a strong criminal practice, including traffic offenses, misdemeanors, DUI, minor and major drug offenses, and minor and major felony cases. Our firm also has an immigration practice, including Family...
Beom Soo Joseph Jung
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Decatur, GA Immigration Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(818) 634-3144 604 Kirk Rd
Decatur, GA 36830
Free ConsultationImmigration, Administrative, Military and Social Security Disability
Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, Faulkner University
Debra Rosenthal Shpigler
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Woodstock, GA Immigration Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(770) 592-0009 140 Colony Center Drive
Suite 302
Woodstock, GA 30188
Immigration
University of Pennsylvania
The Shpigler Law Firm LLC assists individuals, companies, and non-profit organizations with a wide variety of immigration law matters. Our clients include organizations that wish to hire or transfer foreign workers on a temporary or permanent basis, foreign individuals who would like to live or work in the United States, and foreign entrepreneurs who would like to invest in the United States. We work with CEOs, department heads, human resource directors of international and domestic corporations, healthcare and scientific organizations, academic and financial institutions, and everyday individuals. We work hard to help our clients obtain immigrant visas ("green cards"), nonimmigrant...
Jessica Stern
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Atlanta, GA Immigration Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(404) 990-4112 1100 Spring Street NW
Suite 770
Atlanta, GA 30309
Immigration, Appeals and Criminal
Northeastern University School of Law
Jessica Stern is a bright, spirited courtroom lawyer and a champion for justice. Blending years of experience as a public defender and an attorney with a well-respected federal criminal defense firm, Jessica founded STERN Law, LLC in 2013.

Built exclusively to protect non-U.S. citizens, STERN Law is the first 100% CrImmigration law firm in the nation. Jessica and her carefully-selected team focus completely on the defense of non-U.S. citizens throughout an entire criminal case with protection from deportation consequences, fight against deportation in Immigration Court, and diligently pursue lawful status through applications for immigration benefits nationwide.

She ensures quality representation to those...
Ada  B. Pozo
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Atlanta, GA Immigration Law Attorney
(404) 806-0718 1200 One Securities Centre
3490 Piedmont Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
Free ConsultationImmigration and Appeals
University of Miami School of Law
Matthew Clinton Hines
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Austell, GA Immigration Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(770) 941-0913 5000 Austell Powder Springs Road
Suite 138
Austell, GA 30106
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Georgia State University College of Law
Attorney Matthew C. Hines graduated from Georgia State School of Law in 2004, where he also received a Masters in Business Administration. Mr. Hines gained experienced working for many established firms throughout Georgia, but also working directly with Judges and the Public Defender’s Office. Since beginning his legal career, Mr. Hines has successfully represented individuals, families, small and large companies and Governments by representing each in various legal areas. His experience spans many areas of law, including civil litigation, business litigation, criminal defense, family law, personal injury, bankruptcy, real estate, probate law and many other...
Robert Booker
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Lawrenceville, GA Immigration Law Attorney
(888) 393-8279 1670 McKendree Church Road
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Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal, DUI and Family
Barry University
Have you been charged with a crime in the Gwinnett County, GA area? For criminal law matters such as DUI, assault, battery, manslaughter, domestic violence, or theft crimes; a Lawrenceville criminal defense attorney can represent your case and fight for your rights. For the best criminal defense team with high qualifications and a vast amount of experience, our attorneys can give you the best legal advice and guide you through this stressful time in your life. For criminal offenses such as drug possession or trespassing, Robert L. Booker can help, give us a call today!
Rahim Ali Dhanani
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Atlanta, GA Immigration Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(404) 593-0434 1100 Peachtree Street NE
Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30309
Immigration
Emory University
Attorney Rahim Dhanani's legal practice has been focused in U.S. Immigration law for almost twenty years. He has extensive experience handling both business and family immigration matters.

Prior to starting The Dhanani Law Firm, LLC, Mr. Dhanani worked for some of the largest business immigration law firms in the world and represented a variety of clients ranging from established Fortune 500 companies to startup companies with limited resources. Mr. Dhanani advises businesses on matters involving the hiring and transfer of international personnel. He routinely advises companies on issues pertaining to business and professional visas, PERM labor certifications,...
Jamie B Hernan
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Roswell, GA Immigration Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(678) 275-4000 11050 Crabapple Road
Suite 101A
Roswell, GA 30075
Free ConsultationImmigration, Business, Criminal and DUI
Duke University School of Law
Jamie Hernan has spent his career representing thousands of individuals and companies, helping them face complex legal issues head on, offering solutions and providing results. His career has taken him from a large, internationally renowned firm to building from scratch with two partners a firm into a strong medium sized firm that is the dominant player in its niche market to where he is today as a solo practitioner, finally able to focus purely on the practice of law without all of the distractions that come from managing a larger firm. Jamie is able to focus on you, his client,...
Zulma Lopez
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Atlanta, GA Immigration Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(404) 423-0179 3350 Northlake Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30345
Immigration
University of Puerto Rico - Río Piedras
Michael West
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Newnan, GA Immigration Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(404) 913-1529 36 South Court Square
Suite 300
Newnan, GA 30263
Immigration, Bankruptcy and Personal Injury
Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Attorney Michael West is dedicated to relieving the stress in the lives of his clients who are dealing with bankruptcy, immigration, personal injury and estate planning. He opened his law firm in Newnan on the premise that the needs of the client should be the center of every practice. Michael desires to remove that stress from their lives. Michael completed his undergraduate degree at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Michael decided to practice law after 25 years in the aviation industry. Michael obtained his Juris Doctor degree at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School.
Isaac F. Cotto
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DULUTH, GA Immigration Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(770) 817-7581 3675 CRESTWOOD PARKWAY
SUITE 400
DULUTH, GA 30096
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Attorney Isaac F. Cotto is a graduate of Atlanta's John Marshall Law School. His practice areas include immigration, family, personal injury and criminal law. In addition to his legal experience, Mr. Cotto is a veteran of the United States Army, serving as a Military Police Officer for 5 years.
Ali Forrest Morad
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Atlanta, GA Immigration Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(404) 266-0532 4920 Roswell Road, NE
Suite 42
Atlanta, GA 30342
Free ConsultationImmigration, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Foreclosure Defense
Emory University School of Law
Tamara Feliciano
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Alpharetta, GA Immigration Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
5755 North Point Parkway
Suite 52
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Immigration, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Call 770-408-0477 for a Consultation | Tamara Feliciano is the managing divorce and family law attorney at Coleman Legal Group, LLC. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Tamara received her Bachelor of Arts from Cleveland State University. While enrolled at Cleveland State University Tamara earned a Clerk position with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio (NDOH). While employed with the Department of Justice, Tamara gained invaluable legal experience from a staff in excess of one hundred United States Attorneys. Tamara credits the U.S Attorney’s Office NDOH for preparing her for a career in law and...
Nancy Martin
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Acworth, GA Immigration Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(678) 895-3176 5491 East Emerald Court
Acworth, GA 30102
Immigration, Estate Planning, Family and Personal Injury
Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
NANCY J. MARTIN ESQ. was born in Syracuse, New York. She earned a BA in Education with emphasis on English as a Second Language at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (The Javeriana University), She moved to Georgia four (4) decades ago. Since that time, she has dedicated herself to the assistance of others. As a former paralegal, she provided legal assistance through Georgia Legal Services Migrant Farmworkers Division in Tifton, Georgia where she was trained in Administrative and Immigration Law. While in their employ, she was elected the National Co-Chairperson of WIC, the Special Supplemental...
Johnny Felan Castaneda Sr.
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Norcross, GA Immigration Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(770) 472-0805 1770 Indian Trail-Lilburn Road, Suite 21
Norcross, GA 30093
Immigration, Criminal, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Woodrow Wilson College of Law
Attorney Johnny Felan Castaneda Sr. has been a member of the Georgia Bar in good standing since 1990, helping those in need of legal assistance and supporting victims of wrong doing. Our firm offers a Wide range of experience handling a multitude of cases successfully. Please call us for a free office consultation. Languages: Spanish and English. Email us at officejfc@aol.com or visit our website: http://castanedalawfirms.com/
Justin William Chaney
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Atlanta, GA Immigration Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(404) 475-1616 1801 Peachtree St. NW Suite 110
Atlanta, GA 30309
Immigration and Criminal
Whittier Law School
Justin W. Chaney is a native of Atlanta. Prior to becoming an attorney Mr. Chaney was a Border Patrol Agent on the US-Mexico border in California and Texas. He was an Adjudications Officer with the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) at the New Orleans District Office. While with the INS Mr. Chaney conducted interviews and adjudicated thousands of various petitions and applications. After graduating from Whittier Law School in 2002, Mr. Chaney’s practice has focused on immigration law and criminal defense for non-citizens. He is a member...
John S LaRose
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ATLANTA, GA Immigration Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(404) 760-0500 24 Lenox Pointe
ATLANTA, GA 30324
Immigration, Appeals, Business and Employment
Georgia State University College of Law
Frank Emilio Martinez
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Atlanta, GA Immigration Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(770) 541-1050 1827 Powers Ferry Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30339
Free ConsultationImmigration, Bankruptcy, Family and Foreclosure Defense
Mercer Univ-W.George L.S
A graduate of the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, Macon, Georgia, Frank E. Martinez, Esq. is a bilingual Spanish / English speaker. El abogado habla español. A member of the State Bar of Georgia, he is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Federal District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, the Bankruptcy Courts of the Northern District and Middle District of Georgia, and all Georgia State and Superior Courts, as well as the Immigration Court (EOIR), and Board of Immigration Appeals.
Harsharn Makkar
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Duluth, GA Immigration Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(404) 200-4072 P. O. Box 607
Duluth, GA 30096
Immigration and Business
Ohio Northern University
Sami Munir Dudar
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Alpharetta, GA Immigration Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(770) 609-1247 5755 North Point Parkway
Suite 51
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Immigration, Business, Collections and Personal Injury
University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
Benjamin Matthew Lowe
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Alpharetta, GA Immigration Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(770) 587-9770 4555 Mansell Rd Ste 300
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Immigration
Florida Coastal School of Law
Professionally involved in immigration since 1981, as a consular officer with the U.S. State Department, law clerk, and private attorney. Experienced in all aspects of immigration law, but with special expertise in treaty investors and traders, consular practice with U.S. visa units abroad, and citizenship law.
Keysha Katrell Knights
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Forest Park, GA Immigration Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(678) 373-4433 519 Forest Parkway
Suite 220
Forest Park, GA 30297
Immigration and Personal Injury
Thomas M. Cooley L.S.(MI)
Attorney Knights gives each client the personal attention that his or her case requires. She takes pride in handling each case personally, and is prompt and efficient in keeping her clients informed and returning client phone calls. Previously, Attorney Knights worked for firms that practiced civil litigation in the areas of local county government law and juvenile law. In addition to managing Knights Law Group, LLC, Attorney Knights also teaches legal courses on the university level in her fields of expertise.
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The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly the Immigration and Naturalization Service) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement are components of the Department of Homeland Security and handle the processing, enforcement, and adjudication of U.S. immigration matters. U.S. immigration laws treat persons as either citizens or aliens. The law classifies aliens according to immigration status, with each group afforded different rights and obligations, such as the right to reside in the United States, the right to sponsor relatives, and the right to work in the United States. Aliens may be lawful permanent residents (i.e., green card holders), immigrant visa holders, temporary lawful visitors, or undocumented persons.

Immigration lawyers represent persons seeking visas or green cards, which allow them to enter or remain in the United States. Two common types of visas are employment-based visas and family-based visas. Employment-based visas grant a non-U.S. citizen the right to work in the United States. Spouses and children may sometimes accompany employment-based immigrants. Family-based visas confer lawful permanent resident status to a foreign national based on an immediate relationship to a U.S. citizen.

Immigration attorneys also handle deportation/removal, naturalization (citizenship) and asylum matters. Because immigration proceedings are often complex, an immigration attorney is invaluable to those dealing with immigration issues.


Deportation/removal: The formal removal of an alien from the United States when the alien has been found removable for violating the immigration laws. Removal (formerly called deportation) is ordered by an immigration judge without any punishment being imposed or contemplated.

Lawful permanent resident: Any person not a citizen of the United States who is residing in the U.S. under legally recognized and lawfully recorded permanent residence as an immigrant.