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Fight for Your Right to Stay in the United States

One thing to keep in mind when attending a deportation or removal hearing is that the government will have an attorney who will be fighting to ensure your removal from the United States. Fighting deportation alone against an experienced lawyer is not easy to do, which is why it is of the utmost importance that you have your own legal counsel who is intimately familiar with deportation law. If you are deported, the United States government can bar you from coming back to the U.S for a number of years; depending on your deportation.

The Law Firm of Anish Vashitha, APLC is a law firm solely focused on immigration. Our proven attorneys in Los Angeles and the Bay Area are aggressive defenders of immigrants facing deportation or removal orders and can help you level the playing field at your hearing.

Threatened with removal? Click here to schedule a free phone consultation with a deportation defense lawyer. Serving clients in Los Angeles and Fremont.

What is the Deportation Process?

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.

The deportation process:

  • ICE serves you a Notice to Appear (NTA)
  • Master calendar hearing -- you will be asked if you need time to get a deportation attorney.
  • If you proceed without a lawyer and you are eligible, you may apply for relief from deportation. If you aren’t eligible, you will be deported.
  • Individual hearing -- you will have the chance to give testimony or have witnesses testify regarding your situation. It is imperative to have an attorney by your side at this point.

At the end of the hearing, the judge will make a decision. If you were deported, you have 30 days from the decision to make an appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).

Deportation Defense Strategies

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.

The following are some examples of deportation and removal defense strategies:

  • Asylum – If returning to your home country could put you in danger of physical harm or persecution, you could request asylum in the United States, which would allow you to work here and even apply for a green card.
  • Criminal Waivers – If you are a permanent resident or applying for permanent residency and are being threatened with deportation because of a criminal past, you may be able to file for a criminal waiver to have the crime waived from your record.
  • I-751 Renewal – Keeping up with all of your immigration paperwork can be stressful, and many people miss deadlines for their I-751 petition. Missing this deadline sometimes results in removal proceedings. Thankfully, it is usually possible to have the petition renewed before the removal proceedings proceed.
  • Motion to Terminate & Motion to Suppress— The government must follow due procedure when ordering deportation or removal. If a mistake was made in the government’s paperwork, or if law enforcement violated constitutional due process when arresting you, then it may be possible to have the entire case thrown out.
  • Cancellation of Removal for Illegal Immigrants – If you have lived in the U.S. for ten years and have displayed “good moral character”, additionally you must show it will be" exceptional and extremely unusual" hardship to your U.S. Citizen spouse or child if you are deported, then it is often possible to cancel the removal proceedings so you can apply for a green card.

Call our deportation defense lawyers to discuss your case with an experienced professional (877) 227-9714 or click here to schdule your free initial consultation.

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