Deportation & Removal Lawyer
Immigration Defense for Those in Need
One of the most common calls we receive are from people who call and say "My spouse or friend was detained by ICE. Can you help?" The answer is always yes, we can. However, relief from deportation depends on several factors.
These factors include:
- Length of time in U.S.
- Manner of entry
- Criminal history
- Immigration status
- Family situation
- Prior immigration encounters or border crossings
These issues and more must be fully investigated. Frequently people are unaware of the individual's history or their present location, requiring us to contact ICE and visit the detainee in detention to pull the pieces together to determine whether relief from removal is available. After this initial visit, we will able to review the situation to determine whether an application for relief from removal or a waiver can be submitted.
Learn about Relief from Removal
Removal proceedings, formally called deportation, can be started by the USCIS Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) or Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) when they encounter an individual and notice a violation of immigration law. The violation could be noticed during a criminal background check after a trip abroad in which a conviction is discovered, the review of an application for an immigration benefit such as a green card renewal, an application for adjustment or naturalization, or simply a review of an alien’s background during an ICE enforcement action in the community. These actions are more common today than ever before due to the new administration's priorities to search out and detain criminal aliens.
Once identified, the alien may be temporarily detained and transferred to ICE custody, who may act to further detain the alien.
Once in immigration custody the alien will be served with a Notice to Appear (NTA), which states the reasons the government is attempting to remove the alien from the U.S. The NTA will charge the alien with one of the grounds of removability under INA 237 (a) for having committed an aggravated felony or will charge that the alien as inadmissible to enter the U.S. under INA 212 (a) for having committed a crime of moral turpitude.
For more information regarding the differences between removability and deportability, click here.
Everyone in removal proceedings has a right to have a lawyer by their side during court proceedings. However, there is no right to a free court appointed immigration lawyer as in the criminal system. Therefore, those in removal proceedings must find and hire their own immigration attorney at their own expense
Immigration Court Proceedings
Learn More About Immigration Court Proceedings
When hiring a deportation lawyer you want to hire a lawyer with experience and knowledge of immigration law and the various defenses to removal. These cases are extremely complex. Our law firm routinely represents immigrants in removal proceedings before the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR).
See our case results for a sample of the types of cases we have handled.
We offer initial in-office consultations or personal visits to detainees in the New Jersey, New York metro area. We have the expertise necessary to review and present all available options and will fight for your rights.
Hire the right experienced attorney or your future will be at risk. Contact us today at (800) 909-8129.