We provide legal representation to Atlanta and Northeast Georgia’s Immigrant Community. We are aware of the many challenges immigrants face. Our firm is dedicated to seeking justice and supporting clients as they face difficult immigration situations.
Deportation defense consists of many things and requires a specialized knowledge of and interpretation of immigration laws, statutes, regulations and policies. In addition to taking all possible steps to prevent deportation, we also seek immigration bonds for eligible clients who are detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Criminal Defense and Immigration
Pursuant to Federal Immigration Law, certain crimes subject immigrants to automatic deportation. Additionally, if you have a criminal history, it can affect your immigration status. We can take steps in an attempt to resolve your criminal case in such a way that it does not compromise your immigration status. Even if your criminal case has been resolved, you should still speak to a knowledgeable attorney to ensure your immigration status will not be affected in the future.
We assist with family law issues of all types, from dissolution of marriages to amending birth certificates and name changes.
At Clark & Clark, we help immigrants with various family law matters. Some family law matters can affect your immigration status; therefore, it is important to work with an attorney who understands both.
We represent clients with a broad range of family law issues, including:
Dissolution of Marriages
Obtaining and Amending Birth Certificates
Workers’ Compensation & Personal Injury of Undocumented Workers
Even as an undocumented worker, you have the same rights as natural-born Americans. If you have been injured at work or in an automobile accident, we can pursue personal injury recovery or workers’ compensation for you too.
At Clark & Clark Law, we are committed to seeking justice for all of our clients. We will help you get needed medical attention in order to make a full physical recovery. We will also seek to obtain compensation to pay your medical bills and cover lost wages. We work with doctors, expert witnesses, including accident reconstructionists, to build a strong case for you.
If you are married to a non – U.S. citizen, recent changes in the law make it possible for him or her to obtain a green card without having to wait abroad indefinitely.
In the past, undocumented persons who married United States citizens had to return to their native countries and wait for visa approval — sometimes for years. Now, people who are married to U.S. citizens can file an I-601 waiver, which can significantly shorten the visa approval process. At Clark & Clark, we are committed to helping you obtain legal status through the I – 601 waiver program.
By filing an I – 601 waiver, it is possible for you to obtain a visa in as little as a few weeks, as opposed to months or years. This speedier process equates to less time away from your spouse. We can help you understand the requirements to apply for an I – 601 waiver. We can also guide you through the various processes and offer support to you and your family during this time.
Although you may have a green card, citizenship affords you certain benefits. Your green card can be taken away or a renewal can be denied for minor infractions. Becoming a naturalized citizen is permanent, unless you renounce citizenship. As a citizen you have the right to vote and you will have a better chance at success when sponsoring petitions of family members who wish to come into the United States.
Because of our past experiences, we are able to help you move past any bumps in the road to citizenship, such as prior criminal history or unresolved criminal cases.