Category: News

February 25, 2022
Supreme Court Refuses to Rule if Probation Sentences are Confinement for non – U.S. Citizens

On 2/18/22, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to take on our case among the one percent it accepts for review. Talamantes-Enriquez v. Garland challenges that probation sentences are not “confinement.” Now, we have to fight harder than ever in Immigration Court. A CrImmigration lawyer is truly necessary here. More post-conviction relief appeals will be needed […]

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February 9, 2022
Ga. Legal Orgs Ask Justices To Review ‘Aggravated Felony’

Law360 (January 10, 2022, 4:55 PM EST) — The Atlanta public defender’s office and a handful of Georgia-based immigrant advocacy groups urged the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on whether probation counts as confinement when determining whether an immigrant committed an aggravated felony. The Immigration and Nationality Act can bar immigrants from receiving deportation […]

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February 2, 2022
Jessica Stern Challenges Decision Transforming Probation Sentences Making Non-U.S. Citizens Aggravated Felons

ATLANTA, GEORGIA — Jessica Stern, founder and managing (Cr)Immigration attorney at STERN Law, LLC in Atlanta, Georgia, filed a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari (“Petition”) in the United States Supreme Court (“Court”), on December 7, 2021, on behalf of Petitioner Alfredo Nicolas Talamantes-Enriquez (“Petitioner” or “Talamantes”). Stern petitioned the Court to decide the issue […]

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November 23, 2021
The Nation’s First 100% CrImmigration Law Firm Celebrates Its 8th Anniversary

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – STERN Law, founded by Jessica Stern, celebrates its eight year anniversary as the first 100% CrImmigration law firm in the nation. Jessica Stern, Founder/CEO and Managing Attorney at STERN Law, merged her expertise in criminal defense with her passion for helping immigrants who want a better way to confidently help non-US citizens […]

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August 23, 2021
STERN Law Immigration Clients Are Three Times Less Likely To Be Deported

In light of the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s recent report that Georgia is among the worst states for legal representation for immigrants, Atlanta-based STERN Law remains a staunch and effective defender of the American Dream. Founded by Jessica Stern, CEO & Managing Attorney, STERN Law’s success rate in helping clients avoid deportation is three times higher […]

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February 3, 2021
One Client’s Journey From DACA To Permanent Residency

If you come to the United States without permission or legal status as a child, you may not realize until you are older that you don’t have the same privileges as U.S. citizens. Pablo Balbino was brought into this country by his parents when he was just five years old. As he grew older, he […]

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February 2, 2021
This Client’s Criminal Drug Charges Didn’t Stop Him From Staying In The U.S.

When Eric’s family first came to the United States from Taiwan in 2003, they had hopes of achieving the American Dream. The U.S. represented endless opportunities for them. Eric was fortunate to grow up in America without having to fear deportation because his parents had taken all of the necessary steps to secure their place […]

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February 1, 2021
How This Client Fought Deportation & Secured His Permanent Residency

Imagine for a moment that you are an immigrant in the United States without legal status. You are driving down the road one day and the police pull you over. You start to panic because you don’t have a license and you know the police will realize you do not have proper documentation. You get […]

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January 25, 2021
One Woman’s Story of What it Was Like to Marry a Non-US Citizen

Emma didn’t plan to fall in love with and marry a non-US citizen. She certainly did not prepare herself for the challenges of marrying and applying to adjust the status of a spouse so she can build a life with a foreign husband, in the U.S.. But like many love stories, hers began when she […]

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January 19, 2021
Voting Is One Important Reason To Become a U.S. Citizen

The journey from being an undocumented immigrant to a U.S citizen can seem long and difficult, but it is possible. Our client Andrea Bustamante shows non-U.S. citizens that their American Dream is within reach and citizenship is worth the struggle. Andrea is originally from San Jose, Costa Rica. Like many immigrant families, Andrea’s parents wanted […]

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