Although the immigration laws in Atlanta are quite strict, every person is entitled to legal rights. If you are facing a legal battle over your status as a citizen, you understand that the penalties you might receive could be potentially life-altering. Therefore, you should get in touch with an experienced immigration attorney as soon as possible to make sure your rights will be protected during your legal proceedings.
At Andersen, Tate & Carr, our knowledgeable and skilled team of immigration attorneys will work tirelessly to make sure you are properly represented during your trial. We will make sure you were not discriminated against at the time of your arrest by any law enforcement officer, and we will review every other detail of your case to make sure you are treated fairly and justly throughout the legal process.
Immigration Laws In Atlanta
There are many laws and other regulations that affect undocumented immigrants on a daily basis. First, it can be very difficult to for undocumented immigrants to apply for colleges, much less pay for their tuitions. There are laws in place that prohibit undocumented immigrants from paying in-state tuition to colleges in Atlanta and throughout Georgia. If an immigrant does not have a valid ID, they will also be unable to vote for any elections in Atlanta or in Georgia.
Since July 2012, undocumented immigrants will also face extremely harsh penalties if they attempt to use a fake identification in order to get a job. If they are convicted of this crime, they may be forced to pay a fine of up to $250,000. They could also face up to 15 years in prison.
Law Enforcement and Immigration in Atlanta
Law enforcement officers are often overzealous when trying to identify undocumented immigrants in Atlanta. The law allows them to check the immigration status from those that cannot provide a form of identification at a traffic stop.
However, it does not allow them to pull someone over because they suspect that that person might not have documentation. The law enforcement officer must have some other reason for requesting identification before checking someone’s identification status.
Contact Our Team of Experienced Atlanta Immigration Attorneys Today
If you feel that you have been unfairly or unjustly treated during an immigration related arrest in Atlanta, make sure you contact Andersen, Tate & Carr’s team of knowledgeable immigration attorneys today.
Our criminal defense attorneys Pat McDonough and Trinity Hundredmark are some of the most sought-after immigration lawyers in the state of Georgia. They will review the details of your case and fight hard for you. We will ensure that you are treated fairly during your trial. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation to learn how we can help you.
In addition, our dedicated immigration attorneys can also help in obtaining temporary employment-based visas for H-1B specialty workers, O-1 extraordinary ability workers and L-1A & L-1B intra-company transferees. We also assist with J-1 waivers, I-9 audits, deferred action (DACA) and many other aspects of family- and employment-based immigration.