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Deportation and Removal

Immigrants who are being threatened with deportation back to their home countries or exclusion from the United States often feel like they have no one on their side. But the immigration deportation team from the Federal Practice Group has devoted themselves to defending people in removal proceedings throughout the United States. Our team will vigorously defend you every step of the way. Contact us immediately after you learn of a possible deportation.

What is a removal proceeding?

After a person is arrested or undergoes an investigation, a removal proceeding is scheduled to determine whether he or she will be deported. The immigrant receives a “Notice to Appear” (NTA) from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, part of the federal government’s Department of Homeland Security. The removal proceeding is presided over by an immigration judge, who hears arguments from both the immigrant’s attorney and the USCIS (US Citizenship and Immigration Services), the government agency seeking deportations. The judge then hands down an order of termination, relief from removal, or a removal.

Grounds for removal - who is subject?

There are a number of grounds for inadmissibility you may experience on a non-immigrant visa or even green card. Such examples include:
  • Being convicting of a felony or crime like domestic abuse, aggravated DUI, theft, possession of a controlled substance, etc
  • Committing marriage fraud in order to gain a green card
  • Being diagnosed with a disease like tuberculosis or AIDS
  • Engaging in any criminal activity involving espionage, sabotage or danger to public safety (i.e., terrorist activity, force, violence, etc.)
  • Falsely representing yourself as a citizen on an I-9, federal/state form, or student loan
Depending on your situation you may be eligible for defenses to removal like a cancellation of removal, asylum or voluntary departure. In many cases, an undocumented individual may be arrested for a traffic violation and then taken into Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody at a holding facility. If an undocumented relative is taken to a detention center an immigration attorney at The Federal Practice Group may be able to help you acquire a bond for them to be released. Our deportation defense lawyers can also help you with your Petition for Judicial Review before any of the United States Courts of Appeal and/or Judicial Action in District Court no matter where you live in the United States.