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Immigration Lawyers Protect Immigrants' Rights in Unusual Situations

Author: NY immigration lawyer of Alena Shautsova

Undocumented immigrants can find themselves in a variety of situations where they may need to hire an immigration lawyer. Findlaw reported about a very interesting case with a different twist that involved an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala who bought a lottery ticket and won the jackpot.

Native Guatemalan, Jose Antonio bought a lotto ticket in Georgia, which under Georgia law is legal for undocumented immigrants. However, Jose was afraid to claim the winnings himself because of his illegal immigration status. Consequently, he asked his employer, Eric Cervantes, to claim the winnings on his behalf. However, Mr. Cervantes claimed that he owned the ticket, not Jose, and kept the $750,000 winnings.

Lawyers help win the legal battles

Jose had to hire several lawyers to protect his rights. He hired an immigration lawyer to help him win the right to stay in the United States so he could legally fight the lotto ticket theft. He hired another attorney to handle his lawsuit filed against the employer. The immigration attorney won him the right to stay until the lotto case resolved, and his lawyer in the lotto ticket case won the verdict so he could collect his ticket winnings. Store video surveillance photos and cell-phone photos of the ticket provided the necessary evidence for the jury to rule in his favor.

If you are an undocumented immigrant or even a documented immigrant, many situations can arise where you need legal help from an experienced New York immigration lawyer. Protect your rights and get the legal guidance you need.

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