Our Areas of Practice:
Immigration
  • Deportation Defense / Appeals
  • Bonds
  • Stays of Removal
  • Asylum (Affirmative or Defensive)
  • Consular Processing
  • Waivers
  • DACA (Deferred Action)
  • Family / Finance Petitions
  • Adjustment of Status / Visas
  • Naturalization
  • Federal Criminal Re-Entry Charges
 Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Defense in State an Federal Court
  • Criminal Appeals at all levels
  • Post-Conviction Relief
  • Immigration consequences of Criminal Convictions
  • Section 2255 Motions - Attacking Federal Sentences

IMMIGRATION

Sailors earn U.S. Citizenship (USCIS)
 Sailors Earn U.S. Citizenship (USCIS)

Naturalizations ~ Family Based Visas ~ Asylum
 

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 Children Naturalized at Delta  Stadium (USCIS)    
Adopted Children's Naturalization Ceremony (USCIS)
          Nigerian Man Naturalized (USCIS)
               

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests
       
 If you or your family member has ever had any kind of physical contact with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection or Immigration and Customs Enforcement, filed any documents with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service or the Department of State, or been in removal proceedings with the Executive of Immigration Review (immigration court), the U.S. government may have information about you.  Since the 1940's the United States has identified non-citizens by assigning them "A-numbers" (or alien numbers) even if they are not aware of it.  In addition various U.S. agencies keep detailed records and information of every interaction individuals may have with them.   Under the Freedom of Information Act, every individual has a right to request that government agencies provide a copy of the information they have collected about one's self (with some rules and exceptions). This information is very important because immigration attorneys require accurate and detailed information in order to properly analyze your case.

 
      
For example, many people try to enter the United States without inspection through the Border with Mexico. If those individuals are caught in the act, they are typically fingerprinted, identified, and released, often times by signing a "expedited removal order." People are often so nervous and rattled by the whole experience that they often have poor recollections of their experience. So when the person seeks help from an attorney 5, 10, or even 20 years later, they have a very small chance of being able to recall exactly what occurred. Yet accurate information about what occurred 20 years prior can have tremendous implications on the outcome of your case and the accuracy of the advice your attorney will give you. 

Ishola Law Group can help you get all of your information and provide you with an accurate analysis of your case.

     


 Deportation Defense ~ Immigration Bonds

Anyone in the United States who is not a citizen can potentially be deported, even lawful permanent residents.  ICE has the authority to detain you if they have sufficient reason to believe that you are deportable.  However just because you are deportable does not necessarily mean that you will be deported.  If you are placed into removal proceedings before the Executive Office of Immigration review you will have the right to be represented by an attorney of your choosing, but the government will not provide one for you. 


If you are a non-citizen who has been arrested and detained by ICE, you may be eligible for an immigration bond. This is different and separate from bonds related to state or federal criminal cases. ICE or an immigration judge may grant you the privilege of a bond if they believe you do not pose a significant flight-risk. The difficulty of obtaining an immigration bond will vary from case to case.


Ishola Law Group has over 20 years of experience helping clients deal with the immigration consequences of criminal charges and convictions. We specialize in this area of law that is colloquially known as "crimmigration." If you or a loved one has been detained and would like to assistance in fighting your case, please give us a call.