Deportation Defense Guide
When you attend a removal or deportation hearing before an Immigration Judge, make sure that you walk into the courtroom accompanied by the most experienced and knowledgeable deportation defense attorney that you can find. Why? Because the government will be represented by an attorney who has probably appeared in hundreds, or even thousands, of deportation hearings
If your attorney is not knowledgeable or experienced in deportation defense, you will be at a distinct disadvantage. Too many people appear at their removal hearings without taking the time to find the best and most experienced deportation defense attorney to represent them.
Who can be removed?
Any person that is not a US citizen can be removed from the country. Examples of those who are subject to removal include those who have overstayed their visa or worked without permission. Permanent Residents (green card holders) are also subject to removal if they are convicted of certain crimes or have violated immigration laws.
How does it begin?
The removal process usually begins with an arrest, or the issuance of a “Notice to Appear” (NTA). The NTA is an official notice from the government ordering the alien to appear in immigration court. The alien must defend himself/herself to stay in the country. If you are arrested or receive an NTA from the government, call us immediately to speak with an immigration lawyer.
Is it possible to stay in the US?
Yes, it is very possible to cancel removal proceedings and stay in the country, but only if you have good defense.
Our deportation lawyers have many years of experience representing persons in Immigration Court. It is the government’s burden to establish that they are removable from the US by clear, convincing and unequivocal evidence.
If the government meets its burden, you have an opportunity to apply for any and all forms of relief from removal that you are eligible for. Common forms of relief include adjustment of status, waivers of inadmissibility and removability, cancellation of removal, adjustment of status, asylum, withholding of removal, the Convention Against Torture, legalization and registry.
When your case comes before an Immigration Judge, the government is charging you with being deportable from the United States. The government will be represented at your hearing by a Trial Attorney who probably has appeared in hundreds, if not thousands, of removal proceedings. Therefore, it is important that you are represented by the best deportation defense attorney that you can find.
The process to remove you from the United States starts when you are issued a Notice to Appear, or NTA. The NTA includes a list of claims about you which the government must prove to deport you. If their claims cannot be proved, the judge must terminate removal proceedings.
Knowledge of immigration law will be your biggest asset in deportation and removal defense. There are several laws and legal procedures that can protect you from deportation. Knowing what these are and how to use them is critical to your defense, which is where your attorney can help.