Removal Defense

We represent foreign nationals placed in removal proceedings (deportation) by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security before the Immigration Courts. The government may initiate a removal proceedings against an individual for reasons such as: attempt to enter the U.S. without proper documentation, visa overstay, visa violations, commission of certain crimes, etc. The case is determined by an immigration judge and either party may appeal the judge’s decision to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).

An individual in removal proceedings may be eligible for certain relieves allowing him/her to remain in the U.S. lawfully. The following are the most commonly sought relieves:

  • Family ties in the United States ( U.S. citizen/permanent resident parents, spouse or children)
  • Fear of persecution on the basis of race, religion, political opinion, nationality or membership in a particular social group in the individual’s country of origin.
  • Continuous residence in the United States for 7 or 10 years or more and attachment to U.S. citizen or permanent resident spouse, parent or child.
  • U.S. citizenship based on parents’ citizenship.
  • Waiver based on asylee or refugee status.
  • Vacation of criminal convictions etc.

Removal proceedings are an extremely complex area of immigration law that cannot easily be summarized. Therefore, individuals in this situation should consult with a competent immigration attorney to determine whether he/she is entitled to remain in the United States.

DISCLAIMER: The information given in this website is intended as general information only and is not a substitute for the services of an immigration attorney in your specific case.