Deportation Defense Lawyer
Defending Immigrants in New York
If you are subject to removal from the United States, you are probably very stressed out. Being subject to deportation proceedings is a frightening and intimidating experience which requires the professional legal assistance of a competent and dedicated immigration lawyer with experience in Deportation Defense cases.
Removal, formerly “deportation” or “exclusion,” can have extreme consequences on individuals and their families. Any person in the United States who is not a U.S. citizen may be subject to removal proceedings if he is deemed removable from the United States on any of the numerous grounds specified in the Immigration and Nationality Act. Legal immigrants and permanent residents are subject to severe immigration consequences if they are convicted of certain crimes (e.g., “aggravated felonies” and “crimes of moral turpitude”).
In certain cases, even absent any criminal convictions, individuals seeking to adjust their status to that of lawful permanent resident may not be eligible to become permanent residents if they have been arrested for certain crimes. Even those who do not have any arrest or conviction record may be subject to removal proceedings if they have violated U.S. immigration law.
Immigrants can suffer cancelled visas, detention, and removal proceedings. Even if you are removable, you may seek various forms of relief from removal if you qualify. A successful removal defense requires extensive knowledge of and skills in analyzing complex issues of criminal and immigration law and the forms of relief available to the applicant.
As a New York Immigration Attorney, I have experience representing immigrants placed in removal proceedings or that have been charged with Federal Immigration Crimes. I offer competent legal counsel and support for you and your family to help you protect your rights and achieve the best result possible. I have successfully terminated removal proceedings, obtained various forms of relief from removal, and obtained approval of adjustment of status applications involving criminal convictions. My wide-ranging experience in removal defense and related areas can help anyone avoid or minimize harsh removal consequences.
Violations of U.S. immigration laws or criminal convictions may lead to removal proceedings. These include:
- entering the U.S. illegally;
- violating non-immigrant status, such as working with the B-1 Visa, or overstaying your work or investment visa;
- entering the U.S. as an inadmissible alien, committing fraud;
- violating the conditions of permanent resident status;
- committing marriage fraud to enter or remain legally in the U.S.;
- aiding other aliens entering the United States illegally;
- falsifying documents pertaining to immigration;
- being convicted of criminal offenses involving moral turpitude, such as aggravated drunk driving, domestic violence, property crimes, theft, aggravated assault and battery;
- being convicted of aggravated felonies or violent crimes;
- posing a threat of danger to public safety or national security.
A Notice to Appear (NTA) issued by the federal government usually begins the deportation process. The notice will contain the reasons for your removal. If you are detained by the Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE), I can help you or a loved one file a motion for a Bond as promptly as possible.
One or more hearings in immigration court will follow, in which you can defend your case. There are several forms of relief from deportation, such as Adjustment of Status, Cancellation of Removal, Waivers, or Asylum.
If a deportation order is entered by an immigration Court, I can help you file an Appeal with the Board of Immigration Appeals or with a United States Court of Appeals. I am admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Southern and Western District of New York, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
If you have been accused of a crime or are facing deportation for any other reason, I strongly advise you to contact my office to arrange for a consultation with me to discuss your situation. It is vital that you secure legal representation as soon as possible. If you wait too long to hire a Deportation Defense Lawyer, you may jeopardize your case and any potential defense.
In some cases, I can help you reopen a criminal case; for example, you were not advised by your Attorney of the immigration consequences of your guilty plea.