If you or a loved one have been threatened with deportation, The Law Office of Jason A. Dennis can prepare a strong defense to help get relief from removal in the United States. Our New York City deportation lawyers represent clients in the five boroughs and throughout the entire state of New York who have been targeted for deportation from the United States for various reasons.
Our immigration law firm is committed to protecting our client's legal rights and interests in many deportation proceedings, we'll fight fiercely to challenge the grounds that government officials have cited for your deportation.
You don’t have to face the threat of deportation from the U.S. alone. Our skilled immigration defense lawyers are here to help. Call The Law Office of Jason A. Dennis today at 516-494-7373 or use our online contact form today for a free case review.
What Is the Deportation Procedure in New York City?
The deportation process starts when U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) serves you with a Notice to Appear (NTA). The rest of the removal process is as follows:
- Attend the Master Calendar Hearing. Here, you'll be asked whether you need to retain an experienced deportation attorney. If you're eligible, you may apply for deportation relief without a deportation lawyer. However, if it turns out you're ineligible for the removal process, you'll be deported. It's essential to have an experienced deportation defense lawyer on your side.
- Attend the Individual Hearing. It's crucial to get a deportation attorney at this stage of the removal process. During the individual hearing, you'll give testimony or have witnesses testify concerning your situation. An experienced immigration attorney can help you build up your deportation case and advocate for you.
- Decision: The immigration court will decide on your deportation case. If you're deported, you have 30 days from the final decision to appeal the decision.
What to do When You're Facing Deportation
If you or a loved one have been detained and threatened with removal from the United States, you may have several legal options that could help you remain in the United States.
One way to contest removal proceedings is to prove that you aren't actually eligible for deportation. For instance, if you're a law-abiding permanent resident and you have violated none of the terms of your permanent residency, the government doesn't have sufficient grounds to deport you.
Stopping a deportation proceeding is difficult, especially if you overstayed your visa, entered the United States unlawfully, or otherwise violated the terms of your immigration status. If you're deported for these grounds, sometimes the government may grant you relief from deportation. For instance, you might be eligible for immigration waivers or asylum status, and our experienced immigration attorneys in New York have the extensive experience needed to fight for these forms of relief on your behalf.
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What are the Grounds for Deportation from the United States?
The US government may deport noncitizens back to their country of birth for various reasons. Some of the most common grounds that government officials may remove you from the country include:
- Alleged visa violation,
- Criminal conviction,
- Need for public aid, and
- Violation of immigration laws, such as making errors or omissions on official immigration documentation.
If you're served with a Notice to Appear, there's no time to waste. Our New York City experienced deportation defense attorneys can evaluate the government’s evidence against you and prepare a solid defense strategy on your behalf.
Common removal defenses include but aren't limited to:
- Refugee status or political asylum
- Charging errors
- Family or domestic abuse
- Green card eligibility based on potential hardship upon returning to your country of origin and length of time in the United States.
What Crimes Can Cause a Deportation?
If you're currently facing criminal charges and you haven't secured legal citizenship in the United States, you may be deported to your country of birth if convicted. The sooner you hire an experienced immigration defense attorney, the better you'll be able to build a strong defense against your criminal charges. Our goal in these cases is to combat the criminal accusations that have been made against you and to mitigate the likelihood of your deportation from the US.
Common crimes that can lead to your deportation include but aren't limited to:
- Crimes of Moral Turpitude (CMT)
- Firearm offenses
- Drug offenses
- Prostitution or patronizing a prostitute
- Subsequent criminal convictions
If ICE starts the removal process against you, The Law Office of Jason A. Dennis can advise you on your legal options to get a favorable outcome. The immigration process is impersonal, and one in which errors often occur. It's likely that government officials don't understand your specific situation and even more unlikely that they'll try to understand them — that’s why you require a legal advocate on your side.
How Our Experienced NYC Deportation Defense Lawyers Can Help
One reason some people face deportation is that they have been accused of committing a serious crime, such as a drug crime or sex crime. Alternatively, may they allegedly entered the U.S. illegally. It's up to the government officials to determine where the offense happened, and this is often a complicated immigration matter. However, you can stop the removal proceedings with the help of our legal team investigating your deportation case. We can stop the removal proceedings and help you qualify for an “adjustment of status.”
You can qualify for permanent residency under these instances:
- You're a family member or spouse of a U.S. citizen,
- You're seeking political asylum in the United States or you're a refugee,
- You're selling to invest in a U.S.-based venture,
- You have an active petition by a U.S. employer, or
- You're taking part in a human rights organization
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The threat of being forced to leave the country you have made your home, along with your job, relationships, and lifestyle, is devastating. For compassionate legal advice, contact a New York City immigration firm right away. Our defense team will fiercely for your legal rights and do all we can to help you remain in the United States. You may be asked to appear before an immigration judge, but our skilled deportation lawyers can represent you in these proceedings.
Our immigration law firm regularly battles in the Supreme and Immigration Courts and we have helped thousands of clients beat their deportation cases. We can also help file a deportation appeal if your request for legal status has been denied. To schedule a free initial consultation, contact our NYC immigration lawyers today at 516-494-7373.