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Helping To Protect Immigrants and Their Families from Deportation or Removal from the United States

If you’ve recently received a Notice to Appear before an Immigration Judge for a deportation hearing, it is important that you consult with an experienced Immigration Lawyer as soon as possible. Deportation proceedings are serious, but you typically cannot be deported until you are given the opportunity to present your case in Immigration Court.

Moreover, in most cases deportation does not occur overnight and instead involves a number of steps including hearings before the Immigration Judge, an actual order of removal, and then the actual transport out of the U.S. Because you have a right to representation by an immigration attorney, having an attorney by your side who has experience dealing with these types of cases can only increase your chances of a successful outcome in your case.


If you have received a Notice to Appear from the Department of Homeland Security which states that they are initiating deportation proceedings against you, they may be trying to deport you for the following reasons:

  • You came to the United States without obtaining a visa or without being inspected by an immigration officer;
  • You came to the United States with a visa but you either overstayed or the visa is no longer valid;
  • You have lawful permanent resident status, or have a green card, but you have received a criminal conviction or you have been in some other kind of trouble with the law; or,
  • Your immigration application to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, such as an application for asylum, was denied.


An experienced Immigration Lawyer can help you obtain several types of relief from removal proceedings that may allow you to remain in the United States. Some of the most common forms of relief include:

  • Adjustment of status, which is the procedure by which you change your status to lawful permanent resident (green card holder);
  • Cancellation of removal, which means that your removal is stopped or cancelled if you meet certain conditions
  • Asylum, which may be granted if you face persecution or you suffered persecution in your native country; and,/li>
  • Prosecutorial discretion, which means that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement may close or dismiss your case depending on the facts and circumstances./li>

In addition to the above types of relief, there may be others available to you if you find yourself facing deportation proceedings. By seeking the advice of a knowledgeable and experienced Immigration Lawyer, you can determine what options may be available to you so that you can avoid being removed from the country.