Those who are in the United States without lawful status face the constant threat of being removed. However, even a person with current lawful status can find himself or herself in this frightening situation for many reasons. No matter whether you have failed to meet the requirements of your legal status, you stand falsely accused, or you never held a lawful status, it is advisable to seek the counsel of an experienced and skilled immigration lawyer right away. This is a very serious situation with the potential to have a permanent impact on your life, as well as your family’s lives.
Often, deportation or removal can be stopped. We will need to review the details of your specific situation and gather a variety of information before we can determine what, if any, protections you may qualify for and what is the best action to take. You may be asked to complete questionnaires and provide documents as well as answer specific questions during your consultation. Although such documentation may be tedious, it is very important. Our ability to serve your best interests depends on the accuracy and completeness of the information you supply. On this page, you will find some of the most commonly needed forms and questionnaires, along with detailed information about various aspects of removal and deportation laws. After reviewing your case, we will discuss the best course of action, and explain alternatives, if any.
There is a growing number of options for those who have been in the country unlawfully and wish to attain citizenship or other lawful status. However, each option has unique and very specific eligibility requirements, such as how long you have been in the country, your behavior and legal status while here, or the status of immediate family members. We will explain the details and restrictions of any options that are available in your case.
If you or a loved one is facing threat of removal or deportation, contact us right away and schedule an appointment to speak with one of our experienced, knowledgeable immigration attorneys.
The following are the various types of applications and forms of relief sometimes available when placed into removal proceedings:
- Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and Protection Under the Convention Against Torture
- EOIR-42B, Cancellation of Removal for Certain Nonpermanent Residents
- EOIR-42A, Cancellation of Removal for Certain Permanent Residents
- Adjustment of Status
- 237(a)(1)(h) Waivers
- De Novo Review of Applications denied by USCIS
- Requests for Bond