Deportation Defense Services
If you or a loved one has received a notice to appear by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), it’s imperative that you contact an experienced immigration law attorney who can help you understand your options and take decisive action. At the Law Office of Donald H. London Esq., we work with clients throughout New York and the tri-state area in deportation defense and other immigration law matters.
Understanding Deportation Proceedings — Just Removal
Deportation proceedings are called removal proceedings. In short, inadmissibility prohibits an individual from entering the U.S. while removal proceedings force an individual who is in the U.S. either legally or illegally to leave the country. Within these categories, grounds for deportation are as follows:
- A person entered the U.S. without proper authority (a valid visa)
- A person with criminal convictions or who is linked to specifically prohibited organizations attempts to enter or enters the U.S.
- A person’s application for asylum is denied
- If a person has any status violations, which violate the terms of admission (the individual works illegally in the U.S.)
- The person becomes dependent upon public benefits such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) within five years of entering the United States
Deportation proceedings can move quickly. In many cases, an individual is arrested and detained by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement USICE. During the deportation hearing, a USICE official will determine bond eligibility. If the determination from the deportation hearing is unfavorable, an immigrant can file an appeal with the Board of Immigration Appeals within 30 days.
An Immigration Lawyer Can Help You During Deportation Proceedings
At the Law Office of Donald H. London Esq., we understand the fear and frustration that accompanies deportation proceedings and other immigration-related issues. From the outset, we will work closely with you to prepare you for hearings, draft all necessary documents and explain your options at each step.
We can help you determine if there is enough evidence to warrant deportation. If we find that there is reasonable evidence, we explore options for securing political asylum, attaining permanent residence status, canceling the removal order, or obtaining a pardon or waiver. Additionally, if there is no way to avoid removal, we will look for opportunities that allow for voluntary departure. A voluntary departure is favorable in that an individual will have a better chance of re-entering the United States in the future.
Reach Out To Us When Faced With Deportation Or Other Immigration Matters
Call 914-979-2743 to schedule a consultation at our Yonkers law office. You can also reach us via email by completing our online contact form. We represent individuals and families throughout New York and the tri-state area in a wide variety of immigration matters.