There are many reasons why immigrants and their families need the services of an immigration attorney. We are here to help you and your family navigate the complex U.S. immigration system and secure the immigration status that you and your family members are eligible for.
Our Immigration Services Department offers affordable legal services to help eligible low-income immigrants and asylum seekers obtain immigration benefits in this country. We represent clients with all types of immigration cases, including family petitions; naturalization and citizenship; removal proceedings; protections for minors and for immigrant victims of crime; asylum; and deferred action, among others.
Our professional staff includes bilingual/bicultural attorneys and paralegals with years of experience practicing immigration law and working with immigrants. We are committed to working with individuals to secure the legal protections they may be eligible for.
- Family petitions
- Applications for and renewals of lawful permanent resident cards (“green cards”)
- Naturalization and citizenship applications
- Removal defense services for non-detained immigrants
- Immigration services for victims of crime
- Immigration services for minors
- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
- Applications and renewals of work permits
- Consular processing
- Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
UPCOMING CITIZENSHIP DRIVE IN ATHENS
Immigration attorneys will be offering free legal assitance to legal permanent residents (green card holders) to complete the naturalization process on Saturday, August 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Oconee Street United Methodist Church, 595 Oconee Street, Athens, GA 30305. Presented by the LAA, Asian Americans Advancing Justice Atlanta and the New Americans Campaign.
Call 404-702-0271 to make an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome but priority will be given to those who register in advance.
For more information on citizenship eligibility requirements, go to
Our Immigration Services Department does not accept cases regarding employment-based visas, tourist visas, student visas or legal representation of individuals detained by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
WE SEE CLIENTS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Due to the complexity of immigration laws, we cannot answer questions over the phone. We see clients and prospective clients by scheduled appointments only.
New clients who want a consultation can come into the office Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. to make an appointment.
On Fridays, we will only give appointments over the phone. Call Lilian Pleitez at 404.471.1889 to make an appointment. We will NOT attend to walk-ins on Fridays.
When you come to your appointment, please bring proof of income.