Deportation and Removal Proceedings
If you or a loved one has been threatened with deportation or removal for any reason, it is important to seek help from experienced legal counsel as soon as you can. It is possible that some paperwork was overlooked or the threat stems from more serious criminal charges. In any case, the stakes couldn’t be higher and you need skilled legal representation in your corner.
At the law firm of Stacer, PLC, our Plymouth immigration attorney understands how to defend against deportation and removal proceedings. We will help you explore the options available to you based on the unique facts of your case and the potential grounds for deportation. You can rely on us to provide you with honest advice regarding your case. Contact us online today for an initial consultation to discuss your case.
What Are the Grounds for Removal?
The government must show a legal basis, or grounds for removal, to begin deportation or removal proceedings. Common reasons that immigrants face possible deportation include:
- Expired visas
- Failure to meet a visa application deadline
- Violation of immigration status
- Unlawful entry into the United States
- An arrest or conviction on felony or misdemeanor criminal charges
- An arrest or conviction in the immigrant’s home country, following temporary or permanent U.S. residence
Obtaining Relief in Removal Proceedings
Several approaches may be taken to help obtain legal relief from removal proceedings. In some cases, it may be appropriate to seek an adjustment of status. To qualify for an adjustment, you must have a qualifying relative vouch for you and you must meet certain eligibility requirements.
A waiver may also grant you relief from deportation proceedings. Some waivers pertain to minor crimes committed long ago, while others apply to individuals who may have lied on a visa application for any number of reasons. Our lawyer will thoroughly review your situation to help determine whether you or a loved one is likely to be eligible for any type of waiver.
Contact Our Immigration Lawyer for Help With U.S. Citizenship Matters
Deportation or removal does not have to be a foregone conclusion. We can help protect your rights and your immigration status. Contact us online for an initial consultation to discuss your case. You can also call our office at 734-259-2857 or 888-814-5758. From our offices in Michigan, we represent clients from throughout the U.S. and the world.