Deportation & Removal Defense

What Are Effective Defenses to Deportation?

There are many ways to fight deportation, now called removal. A deportation defense attorney can seek special waivers or adjust your status.

With over ten years of experience, our immigration attorneys have successfully protected and defended clients from many types of deportation challenges.

Relief from Removal Options

Deportation is the forced return of a non-citizen to their home country due to a violation of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act. One of our first actions is to challenge whether you committed any offenses that trigger removal.

We can pursue several options to prevent deportation, even if your case goes to immigration court. One effective action is to request an adjustment of your status using one of the following waivers and visas:

  • Form I-751 – People who entered the U.S. on a fiancé/fiancée K-1 visa can petition for permanent residency once they get married.
  • Family-based Adjustment of Status – Eligible family members of a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident may adjust their status by applying for a green card.
  • Employment-based Adjustment of Status – Employers can seek temporary or permanent work visas for workers based on the type and duration of employment.
  • Deferred Action for Certain Childhood Arrivals (DACA) – Individuals whose parents brought them to the U.S. as children and who attend school may request cancellation or relief from deportation.
  • Protection from Persecution or Torture – Immigrants who could face persecution in the home country based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.
  • Cancellation under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) – Married individuals in danger of domestic abuse or violence could avoid removal under the VAWA.
  • Cancellation of Removal for Extreme Hardship – A non-citizen who has lived in the U.S. for at least ten years may obtain a green card if their deportation would cause extreme hardship for a qualified relative.
  • U, T, or S Visas for Victims of Certain Crimes – Victims of certain crimes, such as human trafficking, or those who provide helpful information to law enforcement can seek to defer or cancel deportation proceedings.
  • Form I-20 – Non-citizens wishing to study in the U.S. can apply for an F Visa or an M Visa, depending on their school type.

Deportation Defense Lawyers You Can Trust

With over a decade of handling all types of immigration actions, we have the experience to find creative solutions to many deportation matters.

Our immigration law firm has successfully represented individual clients in removal proceedings before Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR), the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), and federal courts.

Immigration Bond

If ICE detains an individual, our first step is to determine whether they are eligible for an immigration bond. Our deportation lawyers represent clients through the entire legal process of deportation or removal proceedings.

Waivers Related to Crimes of Moral Turpitude

A conviction for a “crime of moral turpitude” can trigger removal proceedings. A deportation attorney can seek relief from removal with a well-crafted challenge to the often subjective nature of these alleged crimes.

Motions to Reopen and Reconsider

Our deportation lawyers help you explore legal options even if the immigration court denied your initial relief of removal. We can file an I-290B notice of appeal or motion to challenge the denial by an immigration judge or the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Changes in U.S. Immigration Policies

Refugees from civil wars and other dangers are no longer indefinitely detained, particularly individuals seeking asylum through the U.S./Mexico border. Immigrants cannot be denied permanent residency for using certain types of public assistance, such as SNAP or Medicaid.

Deportation or adjustment of status defenses that were previously unavailable could now apply to your immigration case. Our immigration deportation lawyers stay on top of changing laws to help you.

Voluntary Departure

If we cannot deter the government’s removal proceedings against you, we might advise you to leave the U.S voluntarily so that you may obtain an entry visa at a later date.

Let Us Defend You from Deportation & Removal

At American Immigration Law Group, our priority is protecting individuals and families from unjust deportation. Many of our attorneys are immigrants who encountered some of the challenges you face. Let an experienced and compassionate deportation defense attorney defend your rights.