Entering or remaining in the U.S. unlawfully or being charged with immigration or criminal violations can land a non-citizen in deportation (removal) proceedings. With the increase in deportation enforcement efforts by the current administration, it is crucial that you hire a knowledgeable and aggressive immigration attorney to fight your removal case. The removal process begins when an agency issues a "Notice to Appear" (NTA), which details the reasons that the government believes that a person is subject to removal. The person who is the subject of the NTA is required to appear in court. The removal process is generally initiated by a government agency, including U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), or Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Call us if you or a family member have been arrested and detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or otherwise received an NTA. We will advocate for the cancellation of removal as we assess possible defenses that may benefit you.
Fortunately for people facing removal, there are often many ways that an attorney can help. In fact, one of the primary rights of a person facing removal proceedings is the right to an attorney. Some of the more common defenses to removal include the following:
A person who has been here for a certain period of time and meets other requirements may be eligible for "cancellation of removal."
Some individuals may be able to assert U.S. citizenship by birth, even if that citizenship has not yet been recognized.
Individuals afraid of returning to their home country may be eligible for asylum, withholding of removal, or protection under the Convention Against Torture.
The vacating of past criminal convictions.
Other relief, such as application for permanent residency or for a U visa, for which the person may have previously been eligible if only he or she had sought legal advice previously.
Whether these or other defenses apply in your case is dependent on a number of factors. As a result, it is important for anyone facing removal proceedings to retain an experienced immigration lawyer as soon as possible.
Call us today for help with your removal process.
Many lawyers offer deportation assistance, but as an immigrant to the U.S. himself, Attorney Hudson and the staff of the Law Office of Hugh A. Hudson understand the issues you're facing. Based on experience, The Law Office of Hugh A. Hudson will fight vigorously to allow you to remain in the US by canceling your deportation.