Santa Ana Deportation Defense Lawyer
Helping Clients Fight Against Removal Proceedings
Unless you are a U.S. citizen, deportation is always a potential threat. From undocumented immigrants to nonimmigrant visa holders to lawful permanent residents, immigrants without citizenship must take great care to follow all U.S. laws and immigration policies.
At U.S. Immigration Law Group, LLP, we don’t simply help clients obtain visas and citizenship. We assist individuals and families at every stage of the immigration journey, helping them take the necessary steps to protect their status and, if applicable, avoid a removal proceeding. The consequences of deportation are severe—not the least of which is the separation from your job, home, and loved ones. Deportation will even prevent you from returning to the U.S. for years after the proceeding.
If you are in the middle of a removal proceeding or believe deportation may be on the horizon, call (714) 786-1166 immediately. We can discuss your options during your initial consultation. Hablamos Español.
Your Deportation Defense Options
Prevention is the first and perhaps most effective line of defense against deportation. At U.S. Immigration Law Group, LLP, we advise all our clients regarding the steps they should take to protect their status, avoid violating the terms of their status, and more. The better you understand your rights and responsibilities, the easier it will be to avoid a removal proceeding.
Here are just a few of the many factors that can lead to removal:
- Entering the U.S. unlawfully
- Overstaying a visa
- Providing fraudulent documents
- Entering a fraudulent marriage
- Committing certain crimes
- Helping others enter the U.S. illegally (i.e. alien smuggling)
- Engaging in activities that compromise national security
Many immigrants, however, find themselves facing deportation despite their best efforts and highest level of care in avoiding the above issues. In some cases, an immigration official initiates a removal proceeding based on incorrect information or a faulty application of immigration policies. Additionally, these policies are subject to frequent change, forcing immigrants to stay on top of complex immigration laws and the latest updates to the system.
No matter the circumstances, we are here to reassure you that you do have options, and we can help you implement the most appropriate deportation defense strategy for your situation.
We may be able to help you avoid deportation through one of the following:
- Legalization and registry
- Suspension of the deportation order
- Waivers or prosecutorial discretion
- Cancellation of removal
- Humanitarian relief
- Adjustment of status through a family member or employer
- Voluntary departure
The right strategy for you will depend on a variety of factors, which we will carefully scrutinize before providing recommendations and moving forward with a plan of action.
What is the Deportation Process?
The removal or deportation process begins when you receive a Notice to Appear from ICE. If you have received this, it is best to reach out to an experienced deportation defense lawyer in Santa Ana at U.S. Immigration Law Group, LLP.
Overview of the deportation process:
- Receive a Notice to Appear.
- Attend the Master Calendar Hearing. The court will ask if you need to get a deportation lawyer. If you are eligible for deportation relief, you may apply for it without one, however, if you are not actually eligible, you will be deported.
- Attend an individual hearing. You may give testimony and provide proof why you should not be deported. It is imperative to have an attorney at this part of the process to advocate for you.
- The immigration judge makes a decision. If they decide that you must be deported, you have 30 days to make an appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).
Why Choose Our Firm?
U.S. Immigration Law Group, LLP combines high-powered, aggressive legal strategies with the personalized attention and respect that our clients deserve. We know how stressful this time may be for you and your loved ones, which is why we have spent decades honing our skills and knowledge. We have handled more than 2500 immigration cases, and we look forward to using our extensive experience to protect your home and family in the United States.
Need guidance on an immigration issue for you or a loved one? You can call today at (714) 786-1166, fill out the form below or follow the link to schedule a consultation