When Do I Need a Deportation Attorney?

The fear of deportation can be a stressful part of life for many immigrants in the United States. Whether an immigrant moves to the United States to be with their family or work, deportation can uproot their lives. Defending yourself from removal is not always easy because immigration laws constantly change. Fortunately, an experienced deportation defense attorney understands current laws and how to apply them to your case and can help build the strongest defense possible.

Types of Deportation Cases We Handle

Deportation, sometimes called removal, is the legal process for removing a foreign national from the United States after they have violated immigration law. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has the right to remove foreign nationals for several reasons. At Ray Law International, we handle many deportation defense cases, including immigrants facing deportation due to the following:

  • Being physically present in the United States without legal entry into the country
  • Exhibiting a threat to public safety
  • Violating the terms of an employment visa, student visa, or any other type of visa
  • Violating the terms of a green card
  • Marriage fraud
  • Failure to obtain proper travel documents
  • Using forged travel documents

When Should I Hire a Deportation Attorney?

If you have received notice from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that you have broken immigration law, you will also receive a Notice to Appear (NTA). The NTA will include why you are being placed in removal proceedings. We recommend reaching out to an immigration attorney as soon as you receive your notice to appear. Your attorney can immediately begin investigating your case and building your legal defense. A skilled immigration attorney can defend you during the removal proceedings and potentially delay or prevent you from being deported.

Legal Defenses to Deportation

Every immigration case is unique. The attorneys at Ray Law International will carefully review the facts of your case and develop the best legal defense strategy possible. Your legal defense strategy will depend on why you have been placed in removal proceedings. Some of the most common and effective defense strategies against deportation include the following:

  • Petitioning the court to cancel the removal order
  • Challenging the ground or grounds for removal or inadmissibility altogether
  • Seeking asylum if you are unable to return to your home due to fear of persecution
  • Seeking an adjustment of status based on specific circumstances

Working with an attorney is important because your attorney can help you avoid common mistakes that could significantly harm your chances of fighting deportation. We can help you avoid filing the wrong forms, including filing for the wrong type of visa. We will make sure your forms contain all the correct information. When do we use we will also help you prepare for any required interviews and submit evidence on your behalf.

Contact an Experienced Deportation Attorney

The attorneys at Ray Law International are prepared to provide you with a robust legal defense if you face deportation. We provide bilingual representation and are dedicated to getting the best possible outcomes for our clients. Contact Ray Law International today to schedule a free case evaluation.