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If you have received a Notice to Appear from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), you should waste no time in contacting FuerzaLaw. A Notice to Appear (NTA) will instruct you to appear before an immigration judge which will begin the deportation process. This commonly puts stress, anxiety, and uncertainty into your life and that of your family.
However, despite how frightening this may seem, you may have certain legal rights under U.S. immigration law. Our firm can help protect those rights and represent you through the removal process in search of a positive outcome. We are highly-qualified in immigration law and our team will work together to help you fight deportation. We offer a consultation in which we can evaluate your case, advise you on your options, and discuss with you how we can fight for you in court.
Removal refers to deporting a noncitizen out of the U.S. and back to his or her home country. This action is taken for violating certain rules and laws that allow you to remain in the U.S. Both lawful permanent residents (green card holders) and those here illegally can be deported.
Various actions can lead to deportation, including:
- Criminal convictions. These include for aggravated felonies, drug crimes, crimes of “moral turpitude,” firearms offenses, and domestic violence crimes.
- Violations of visa requirements. These can include overstaying the term of your visa or violating other conditions.
- Marriage fraud. This involves a marriage of convenience in order to get a green card instead of creating a real marital relationship.
- Other types of fraud. This can include gaining any government benefit by forging or altering documents or engaging in other types of fraud.
- Drug abuse.
- Illegal entry. This includes being inadmissible in the first place, not having permission to enter, failing to maintain one’s status after being admitted, failing to comply with terms of admission, or gaining admission through fraudulent means.
- Smuggling or trafficking others into the U.S.
Individuals who are here illegally may have little that can be done to avoid deportation unless they can prove certain matters to the court. These include having at least 10 years of residency, good moral character, and extreme hardship for their family if deported.
Green card holders and others with valid visas, such as student or fiancé(e) visas, have the right to fight deportation through certain applications followed by hearings before an immigration judge. If their case fails, they have the further right to make an appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals.
Fighting deportation can be done through applying for a cancellation of removal or waivers, applying for an adjustment of status, or through seeking asylum. Cancellation of removal is one of the most common ways to stop a removal. However, you must meet eligibility requirements, such as having a green card for a least five years and continual residence in the U.S. for at least seven years along with other specific conditions.
Turn to An Experienced Immigration Team
If you or someone you know is facing removal proceedings, we urge you to contact FuerzaLaw as soon as possible. You will need a skilled team to help you build a strong defense against deportation. Our firm is focused on resolving immigration issues and has gained substantial experience in assisting clients fight removal in the immigration courts.
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We have years of experience serving clients in Immigration and Personal Injury cases.
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We understand that any legal issue can be very stressful, that is why we are with you to guide you to take your case to the best solution.