We Continue to Serve
We wanted to take a moment to provide an update regarding our cases and the impact of COVID-19. First and foremost, we remain open and ready to defend our sons, brothers, fathers, and husbands in our community. Our team is continuing efforts to positively resolve our clients’ cases as quickly as possible.
As a reminder, we have adopted the use of technologies that allow us to serve our clients virtually. We are offering client meetings and consultations via phone and videoconferencing. Payments can be made on the website on the Contact Us page. As we receive updates, we will provide those in a timely and efficient manner to clients and their families.
Recent Order from Chief Justice Harold D. Melton
With the recent surge in COVID-19 cases across Georgia, Chief Justice Harold D. Melton signed a 10th judicial emergency order suspending jury trials that were not already in process and suspending grand jury sessions. The order also urges courts to conduct proceedings remotely to the fullest extent legally possible as a safer alternative to in-person proceedings. Our team receives regular updates so that we can best advise you regarding your case.
USCIS Guidelines for Entering Facilities
Certain USCIS field offices and asylum offices resumed non-emergency face-to-face services to the public last year. Those attending appointments should follow the safety guidelines outlined below:
- You may not enter a USCIS facility if you:
- Have any symptoms of COVID-19, including recently developed cough, fever, difficulty breathing, changes in smell or taste, or fatigue (list is not all-inclusive);
- Have been in close contact with anyone known or suspected to have COVID-19 in the last 14 days;
- Have been instructed to self-quarantine or self-isolate by a health care provider, public health authority, or government agency within the last 14 days; or
- Are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test.
- You may not enter the facility more than 15 minutes before your appointment (30 minutes for naturalization ceremonies).
- Hand sanitizer is provided at entry points.
- You must wear face coverings that cover both the mouth and nose inside USCIS facilities. They do not allow masks with exhaust valves, neck gaiters, or bandanas. If you do not have an acceptable face covering, they may provide one or ask you to reschedule your appointment.
- There will be markings and physical barriers in the facility; you should pay close attention to these signs to ensure you follow social distancing guidelines.
- You may also have to answer health screening questions before entering a facility.
- You’re encouraged to bring your own black or blue ink pens.
If you have questions about these guidelines or need to reschedule an appointment, please contact our office.
Contact Our Office for Assistance
Measures taken to address the dangers of the coronavirus have created a significant backlog of cases in both state and federal courts, not to mention immigration courts that have a backlog of more than 1 million cases. Our team is doing everything possible to move your case forward. Call us today at (678) 250-5449 if you need legal representation. It is imperative that you take quick action if you have been arrested or place in removal proceedings to ensure the best outcome and avoid further delays.