Facing the prospect of deportation can be one of the most stressful experiences of a person’s life. If you or your loved one have been served with a (Notice to Appear) before an Immigration Judge that charges you with being removable from the United States, it is important to remember that you have a right to be represented by a U.S. immigration lawyer.
Studies have proven that people represented by attorneys are much more likely to be successful in immigration court than those who are not.
The process starts as soon as possible. If your loved one is detained by Immigration, the most important thing is to get him or her out of custody as soon as possible. Once released, the danger of deportation is still very much alive so you will need a very good immigration attorney to seek relief. There are many avenues for relief and you can beat a deportation threat, especially if you have family members here in the United States. If for whatever reason you are unsuccessful in immigration court you then still have the ability to appeal any decision with the Board of Immigration Appeals.
A deportation or removal proceeding is a series of hearings or trials in front of an immigration judge to determine if a person has the right to remain in the United States. Your attorney and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement attorney will both present arguments to the immigration judge. It is very important to understand your options and provide the right evidence to the immigration judge. This is where the help of an immigration attorney can be essential to your case.
The following strategies can help you or your loved one avoid deportation:
- Requesting an order for Cancellation of Removal
- Seeking Withholding of Deportation
- Applying for a Motion to Reopen deportation or removal proceedings
- Applying for Adjustment of Status
Call us for a free consultation to determine which strategy is best for your situation.