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Fighting Deportation: Los Angeles Deportation Attorney

Were you issued a Notice to Appear (NTA) for deportation proceedings? If you have been scheduled for a deportation or removal hearing, you might benefit from the help of an immigration lawyer.

Deportation is a complex area of immigration law that affects your ability to remain in the United States. It may also affect your eligibility to return to the country, sometimes for long periods or even the rest of your life.

When dealing with a legal issue like deportation, feeling scared and unsure is normal. In times like these, having a dedicated Los Angeles deportation lawyer can make all the difference.

At the Law Offices of Christopher Chaney, attorneys will carefully assess your circumstances and develop a strategy to help you achieve your goals. You don’t have to go through the deportation process alone. A Los Angeles deportation lawyer can represent you at your removal proceedings and defend your deportation case.

You can schedule a free consultation with the Law Offices of Christopher Chaney to explore your options and get started.

What Are the Reasons for Deportation?

In some cases, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) may deport you for failing to meet the conditions of your visa. For example, a K-1 visa holder must marry their U.S. citizen sponsor within ninety days of arrival. If they fail to do so, they may face deportation.

There are several reasons the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) may begin deportation proceedings. They include the following:

  • You entered the U.S. illegally or without proper authority
  • You have overstayed your visa
  • You have certain criminal convictions
  • You are a member of certain terrorist organizations
  • Your asylum application was denied
  • You became a public charge within five years after arriving in the country
  • You violated the terms of your employment of university admission

Even if you received an NTA to appear before an immigration judge, you still have rights as an immigrant. You have the right to secure deportation defense lawyers and a right to a fair hearing. You also have the right to appeal the final decision of the immigration judge.

The Law Offices of Christopher Chaney can discuss your options and help you throughout the deportation process.

What Is the Deportation Process?

The deportation process begins with receiving a notice to appear before the immigration court. The NTA usually contains the following information:

  • The charges against you
  • Your actions or conduct in violation of U.S. immigration law
  • The nature of the removal proceeding
  • The provisions of the U.S. immigration law you violated
  • The legal authority under which the proceeding is being conducted
  • The opportunity for legal representation at your expense
  • The consequences for failing to appear at your immigration hearing

At your hearing, an immigration attorney can present evidence against the deportation. You may also give your testimony or present witnesses to testify on your behalf.

The DHS must prove the charges against you to deport you. If they cannot do so, the immigration judge may terminate the proceedings. But, if they can prove the charges, the judge may issue an order for deportation.

You have thirty days from the decision date to file an appeal with the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). Sometimes deportation and removal proceedings take a long time. A work permit immigration lawyer can help you secure a work permit while your case is pending.

How Long Is a Deportation Order Valid?

After your deportation, you cannot re-enter the U.S. for a specific number of years. This could be five, ten, or twenty years, depending on the reason for deportation. The length of the ban could be as follows:

  • 3-year Ban: If you accrued more than 180 days of unlawful presence but less than one year.
  • 5-year Ban: If you were removed or were placed in proceedings upon arrival to the U.S.
  • 10-Year Ban: If you were placed in removal proceedings after entering the U.S. or left before removal proceedings were concluded.
  • 20-Year Ban: If you were previously removed from the U.S. and re-entered without permission.

What Deportation Defense Strategies Can We Apply in Your Case?

Immigration lawyers from the Law Offices of Christopher Chaney can provide critical defense strategies. We understand immigration law and can use its procedures to protect our clients from deportation.

Some common deportation strategies we may apply include:

  • Asylum: Our immigration attorneys can request asylum on your behalf. We can argue that your return to your home country will result in physical harm or danger. If your asylum application is successful, you may remain in the U.S. and apply for a green card.
  • Waivers: Several waivers under section 212 (h) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) may apply in your case. We can assess your eligibility for these waivers and use them as deportation defense.
  • I-751 Renewal: Another reason for deportation is a failure to remove the conditions on your conditional residence. We can help you draft a statement containing valid reasons for missing your deadline. We can also have the petition renewed before removal proceedings.
  • Motion to terminate and motion to suppress: We can file a motion to exclude evidence if the D.H.S. failed to follow due procedure. If evidence was obtained unconstitutionally, it may result in a termination of the removal proceedings.
  • Cancellation of Removal: If you have lived continuously in the U.S. for ten years, you may be eligible to cancel your removal. We can present evidence showing the extreme hardship your removal will cause to your immediate U.S. citizen relatives. Individuals who obtain a cancellation of removal will be eligible to become lawful permanent residents.

Can a Deportation Lawyer Assist With Appeals or Motions to Reopen a Case?

Yes, a deportation lawyer can significantly assist with appeals or motions to reopen a case, especially when your immigration status or legal status is at risk. They can represent clients who have been ordered deported due to immigration violations or other issues that put them at odds with Customs Enforcement.

Lawyers can argue for prosecutorial discretion, temporary protected status, or even asylum based on political opinion to prevent deportation. They can also guide clients through the complexities of the United States government’s legal system, including master calendar hearings.

In some cases, demonstrating good moral character can pave the way for permanent residency or green cards as a means of avoiding deportation. Many lawyers offer payment plans to serve clients who are in the United States illegally but are seeking ways to avoid deportation problems.

Why You Need a Deportation Lawyer

A good deportation attorney is familiar with the immigration court processes. Having been in front of immigration judges for several years, they have a great deal of experience. At the Law Offices of Christopher Chaney, our lawyers can help you do the following:

  • Navigate the Los Angeles immigration court
  • Identify potential issues with the USCIS charges against you
  • Help you ascertain the immigration benefits or waivers that apply in your case
  • Monitor the progress of your deportation proceedings
  • Provide you with legal representation at your removal proceedings
  • Help you appeal the decision of the immigration judge

Contact an Immigration Attorney From the Law Offices of Christopher Chaney

Finding a deportation lawyer with a knowledge of immigration law can be a daunting process. Given the complexities involved, it is strongly recommended to consult with a lawyer skilled in deportation and removal defense.

Attorneys from the Law Offices of Christopher Chaney understand immigration laws and can help protect you from deportation. We are an experienced immigration law firm representing clients in all removal matters throughout the Los Angeles metro area. We can inform you about potential risks and ensure your compliance with court processes.

We have lawyers who speak Spanish and English fluently. Additionally, our Russian immigration lawyer can provide legal counsel to Russian clients worldwide.

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Regardless of your circumstance, you are not alone in your fight. We are ready to stand by your side and fight for your rights, freedom, and reputation. Contact us today to schedule a free remote or in-person consultation, and let us assist you in finding a solution to your problem.