If you are an immigrant facing deportation, it is important to understand there may be options. Immigration law is very confusing but it is possible that with the right attorney you can mount a successful deportation defense.
Immigrants who have been in the United States for ten years or more and have children or a spouse who are US citizens may be eligible to apply for cancellation of removal. An Immigration Judge will receive evidence from the respondent that deporting him/her will place an extreme hardship on their immediate family members.
A deportation defense can also be mounted if returning to your home country could cause you to be a victim of persecution. Persecution in a home country includes political persecution, persecution based on sexual preferences or persecution based on your affiliation with certain groups. While political asylum must typically be requested within one year of entering the United States, there are valid reasons why you may have avoided filing for asylum. We can help present your case before an Immigration Judge or if needed, help file an appeal.
The threat of deportation can rip families apart, especially when you have children who are US citizens. An attorney who specializes in all types of immigration cases is necessary to prevent not only deportation, but problems trying to re-enter the United States later to visit your family.
In some cases, those who have been convicted of certain crimes may still be able to mount a credible deportation defense. However, in order to do that, you must be certain to hire an attorney who is familiar with US Immigration Law. At Lubiner, Schmidt & Palumbo, LLC, we are committed to providing you with the help you need to mount a credible deportation defense. We have the experience needed to help you or a family member fight deportation.