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Albuquerque Removal Defense Lawyers

Albuquerque, NM deportation lawyer

Attorneys Assisting With Deportation Proceedings, Bond Hearings, and Humanitarian Relief in Albuquerque, NM

There are multiple situations where immigrants may face the threat of deportation. Certain criminal convictions may cause a person to be deportable, or alleged violations of immigration laws may lead immigration officials to initiate removal proceedings. For people who have established a life for themselves and their family members in the United States, being forced to leave the country is likely to cause significant hardship. A forced departure will not only upend a person's life, disrupt their relationships with their family and people in their community, and affect their ability to earn an income, but it may place them at risk of harm due to dangerous conditions in another country. To help immigrants and their families avoid these issues, the attorneys of John W. Lawit, LLC provide representation during deportation proceedings, and we help our clients determine their best options while fighting to protect their rights.

Addressing Deportation Cases in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Removal proceedings may begin when a person is sent a Notice to Appear (NTA) in immigration court, or a person may be detained by officials working for agencies such as the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) or Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Deportation cases may address multiple different types of issues, such as claims that a person entered the country without authorization, maintained an unlawful presence following the expiration of a temporary visa, provided falsified documents or otherwise misrepresented information in a visa application, or committed other violations of immigration laws, including entering into a fraudulent marriage or working for an employer without receiving authorization.

After being detained, a person may be able to be released after paying an immigration bond. If a bond is not set, a person may request a bond hearing and ask an immigration judge to allow them to be released until a final decision is made in their deportation case. To qualify for release, a person will need to demonstrate that they are not a danger to the community. They will also need to show that they are not likely to be a flight risk, which can be done by demonstrating ties to their community, such as a mortgage or lease, evidence of steady employment, and participation in local organizations such as churches, temples, or mosques.

In some cases, immigrants may qualify for cancellation of removal by showing that their deportation would cause hardship for a close family member who is a U.S. citizen or green card holder. In other cases, humanitarian relief may be available, and these forms of relief may include:

  • Asylum - Immigrants who are likely to face persecution in another country because of their race, religion, or political opinions may be able to receive protections against deportation and continue living in a country where they and their family members will be safe.
  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS) - Certain countries may be designated as potentially dangerous due to conditions that would affect the safety of people who would be forced to return to these countries, such as wars, natural disasters, or epidemics. Immigrants from these countries may receive temporary protection from deportation.
  • U visas for crime victims - Immigrants who have been affected by certain types of crimes may be allowed to remain in the country, as long as they are willing to work with law enforcement officials during a criminal investigation or the prosecution of a case.
  • Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions - Immigrants who have suffered abuse that was committed by a spouse or other family member who is a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident may petition for an immigrant visa that will allow them to continue living in the country.

Contact Our Albuquerque Deportation Defense Attorneys

For those who are facing deportation or are concerned about their potential removal from the country, our firm can provide experienced and dedicated legal help. We will explain your options and advocate for your rights, and we will fight to make sure you and your family will be able to continue living together in a safe and healthy environment. Contact our firm and get legal help with your deportation case by calling 214-609-2242.

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