George Dino Pappas

George Dino Pappas

Representing immigrants before US immigration Courts and USCIS
  • Immigration Law
  • Massachusetts, North Carolina
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• DACA - In 2012-2013 I successfully processed over 75 DACA applications in North Carolina, Georgia and South Carolina. Each successful application resulted in my clients obtaining employment authorization leading to the acquisition of a Social Security number and a valid drivers license. These clients no longer live in the shadows of society. • BIA Appeal Success! With only a few hours before my client was scheduled to be deported, I filed an emergency motion with the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) to "stay" his deportation and have my client's matter "re-opened" based on new evidence and lack of "due process" - my motion was granted. Today, my client's matter has been sent back to Immigration court for further review even though the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) submitted a written "opposition" to my motion with the BIA. Meanwhile, my client, his wife and his three young US born children still have hope that they will be permanently reunited. Update: My client was granted Legal Permanent Residence as of November 2013! • Cancellation of Removal Defense - I defended and successfully cancelled the removal of a legal permanent resident (LPR) after my client was prosecuted by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in Boston Immigration Court based on an offence dating back to 1994. After presenting convincing evidence and creditable witnesses, DHS agreed that my client deserved to stay in the United States at the end of the hearing. The Immigration Judge agreed and issued a final order canceling my client's deportation. My client is free, a legal permanent resident today and applying for U.S. citizenship. • Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence - I have successfully argued in North Carolina Mecklenburg District Court that a plaintiff who has threatened their undocumented spouse with "telling the immigration authorities" about their status is evidence of domestic violence.

Birkbeck College University of London
Ph.D. (2014) | Law
Native American Legal History
Honors: Ph.D. Thesis "The Literary-Legal Geneology of Native American Dispossession (The Marshall Trilogy Cases 1823-1832). Peer Reviewed and awarded .
Activities: Legal Research
Widener University Delaware School of Law
LL.M. (2000) | Corporate Law and Finance.
University of London
LL.B. (1998) | Law.
Honors: Honors.
The London School of Economics
B.S. (1982) | Monetary Economics.
Honors: Honors.
Articles & Publications
The Literary and Legal Genealogy of Native American Dispossession: The Marshall Trilogy Cases (1823-1832)
Taylor and Francis / Routledge
The Greek Debt 'Confidence Trick'
Critical Legal Thinking
The Greeks Deserve Better From Europe
Critical Legal Thinking
Times DAPA Still Frozen By 5th Circuit Appeals
Asheville Citizen-Times
Republican obstructionism forces president to lead
Asheville Citizen-Times
Ironic Cherokee had to purchase their own property
Asheville Citizen-Times
Another Greek Myth: Freedom of the Press
Critical Legal Thinking
Immigrants Make America Better
The Greek National Herald
Attorney George Pappas Obtains U Interim Relief for Child
National Center Committee For Refugee & Immigrant Children
Wars Moral Poverty Cannot be Saved by Legality
The Greek National Herlad
Establishing a New Basis for Aider & Abtter Liablity? A Review of SEC Rule 10b-5 in Light of Central Bank v. Denver First Interstate Bank
The Malet Street Gazette
Bar Admission Rules and Foreign Lawyers: U.S. State Barriers Challenged in a Global Economy
The Malet Street Gazette
Does Delaware Law Allocate Financial Resources Efficiently In A Takeover Context?
The Malet Street Gazette
Co-venturing and Cooperative Countertrading
American Banker
Both U.S. Exporters and Developing Nations Stand to Glean Benefits from Countertrade
American Banker
OPEC: Oil Revenues Down, Countertrade Up
American Banker
Professional Associations
Buncombe County Bar Association
Lawyer - Member
- Current
Activities: Member
Massachusetts State Bar
- Current
American Immigration Lawyers Association
- Current
North Carolina State Bar
- Current
American Bar Association
- Current
Hampden County Bar Association
- Current
Bobbit Inn, American Inns of Court
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
1st Circuit
4th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
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  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Initial Consultation fee $125.00 Consultations are scheduled every Wednesday. Skype consultations must be paid in advance. See our web site at to schedule and pay for your Skype/telephonic consultation.
Practice Area
  • Immigration Law
Additional Practice Area
  • General Civil
  • Greek: Spoken
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Immigration Law Firm of George D. Pappas
Immigration Town Hall Debate
Contact & Map
North Carolina - Asheville/Hendersonville/Brevard
508 North Grove Street
Hendersonville, NC 28805
Telephone: +828 (394) 2242
129 Bleachery Blvd
Suite B-138
Asheville, NC 28805
Telephone: (828) 394-2242
Fax: (828) 471-3999