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DO NOT GO IT ALONE. Here are the ways the Attorney can help you fight your deportation.
If you have a “well-founded” fear of persecution in your home country on the basis of a protected ground, you can file an asylum defense in court. The protected grounds include your political opinion, religion, race, nationality or membership in a particular social group. You must file the asylum application within 1 year of entry or argue an exception to the asylum deadline to be eligible. Also, if you commit a particularly serious crime, then you will not be eligible for asylum. Asylum may be a path to gain permanent residence (green card) and eventual citizenship.
Adjustment of Status
You may be going through removal proceedings. If you’ve fallen out of status but there is a basis to gain legal status again by adjusting status then you can present this to the immigration judge. If you are eligible, the judge would be able to grant the adjustment of status. For example, if your legal status expired but you’ve been married to a U.S. citizen, the judge can adjust your status at the individual hearing provided you meet all the eligibility criteria.
Convention Against Torture (CAT)
If it is more likely than not that you will be tortured in your home country by the government or a group that the government cannot control, the immigration judge must grant you mandatory relief to prevent your deportation to that country.
Cancellation of Removal
Cancellation of Removal is discretionary relief available to individuals who have lived in the United States for a certain length of time and meet the following criteria:
- Permanent Residence for at least five (5) years and living in the U.S. continuously for at least seven (7) years with no aggravated felonies.
- Non Permanent Resident who has been in the U.S. for at least ten (10) years, has had good moral character the entire ten (10) years, removal would bring exceptional and extremely unusual hardship to a U.S. citizen or permanent resident spouse, parent or child and you have not been convicted of a crime that renders you inadmissible to the U.S.
- An abused spouse or child of a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, who has good moral character, who is not inadmissible, has been in the U.S. continuously for at least 3 years and who will experience extreme hardship if removed from the U.S.
In all cases, the judge would review the postive factors against the negative factors of the individual case to exercise discretion. Such positive factors include strong family ties, good moral character, community service, lengthy presence in the U.S., hardship to other family members and strong employment history. Negative factors include a criminal record, additional immigration violations and other evidence of bad moral character. If the judge grants cancellation, your status would be adjusted to permanent residence.
The government has the broad discretion to move a removal case forward or dismiss it based on their discretion. This is usually considered on a case by case basis. The immigration defense attorney can negotiate conditions in exchange for dismissal of the removal proceedings. Each case is different and depends on the circumstances in each case
There are waivers applicable to deportation for criminal offenses pursuant to 212(c) and 212(h). There is also the Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver. The judge will review eligibility for the waiver, which would waive any inadmissibility or deportability.
Withholding of Removal
This is another option if asylum is not. If there is a clear probability that you will be persecuted in your home country, the judge will provide mandatory relief from deportation. This is usually an option if you cannot file for asylum, or if you missed the one year from entry deadline to apply for asylum. Although Withholding does not provide a path to permanent residence or citizenship and you cannot travel internationally, it does accord you immigration relief to remain in the U.S.
This does not prevent you from leaving the United States. The judge reviews your immigration record, requires a bond payment and then you’ll be given a certain amount of time to leave the U.S. voluntary. The benefit of this is, you won’t have a deportation on your record and therefore will have an easier path to returning to the U.S. legally in the future.
How ST Law Office Will Help You
The managing attorney at ST Law Office, Sharifa Tharpe, personally handles each case with care.
Attorney Tharpe carefully evaluates the facts in each case to prepare clients for the removal defense process and to ensure the best outcome.
For a flat fee, the Attorney will work closely with you to provide full representation during the removal proceedings. The Attorney will:
- Determine the best legal options and/or defenses.
- Attend all court hearings.
- Prepare compelling evidence to support your deportation/removal defense.
- File the motions and briefs necessary before each hearing.
- Communicate with the immigration service, embassy and/or opposing counsel.
- Hire expert witnesses necessary to support your case.
- Prepare you for each hearing.
- Do interview preparation.
Hiring Attorney Tharpe means you will avoid devastating mistakes that could mean certain removal. Once you pay the flat legal fee, you won’t have to worry about more hourly fees or more legal bills as she works to fight your removal. The Attorney will be a phone call away. Read more about Sharifa Tharpe.
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