Fighting Removal Orders For Deportation
Immigrants who are convicted of a criminal offense or violate the conditions of their visa may receive a Notice to Appear (NTA) from Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Regardless of the reason for the NTA, you must appear in court before an immigration judge and face the possibility of being deported.
When you show up in court, the attorney representing the government is likely to have years of experience prosecuting deportation hearings. If you show up in court unprepared, your chances of being able to stay here are not good. That’s why it’s important to be represented by a law firm like John W. Lawit. Our experienced attorneys have the knowledge and skills to fight the deportation order and help you stay in the country.
Most Detainees Can Post A Bond For Release
Immigration bonds work the same way as paying bail to get released from jail until trial. As soon as bail is established, the detainee must first prove they are not a flight risk and not a danger to the community. They must then prove that they face credible threats to their safety if they return to their home country. When detainees meet these criteria, they usually qualify for an immigration bond unless they have a criminal record or have been deported in the past.
Common Reasons For Removal Proceedings
If you committed fraud to enter the country, overstayed your visa, broke the law or appear to be a threat to the country, you are liable to receive a removal order. Other common reasons for removal proceedings include:
- Marriages considered to be fraudulent or legally invalid
- Working without proper authorization
- Entering the country without a visa
- Violating a restraining or protective order
There may be more than one reason you were targeted, including multiple minor offenses. The NTA will outline the reasons for the removal order.
Strategies For Fighting Deportation
The first option we examine when a client is facing deportation is to seek a cancellation of the removal order. If that is not possible, we review the specific circumstances of the client’s situation to see if a waiver or a request for asylum is appropriate. We may also attempt to adjust a client’s status to address the charges listed in the NTA.
Because every client’s situation is unique, every defense strategy we deploy on behalf of our clients is unique. No matter what your situation is or the reasons for the removal order, our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to help you fight deportation.