Deportation Lawyers Los Angeles
Defense against Deportation and Removal (Litigation). In today’s immigration climate of heightened enforcement and security, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) frequently initiates removal proceedings against many foreign nationals for numerous reasons ranging from technical violations of the immigration laws, such as illegal entries and visa overstays, to more serious grounds such as immigration fraud, alien smuggling, and criminal history grounds. Our firm is a leader in the aggressive representation of individuals facing removal from the United States. The firm handles all aspects of deportation and removal defense before the United States Immigration Court and the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), including bond and detention hearings and motions to reopen. Our firm has enjoyed great success in securing termination of removal proceedings and relief for our clients, allowing them to avoid the harsh consequences of removal and continue living in the United States.
There are two phases to a removal proceeding. In the first phase, the question of whether or not the person is removable is addressed. If removal charges are successfully contested, removal proceedings are terminated and the person is allowed to remain in the United States. In situations where a person is found by the Immigration Judge to be removable, the removal proceeding moves into a second phase where the question becomes whether the person is eligible for and deserves relief that would allow them to remain in the United States notwithstanding their removability. In the relief phase, our firm is expert on all relief applications including:
-Adjustment of Status
-Asylum and Convention Against Torture
-Cancellation of Removal for Permanent Residents
-Cancellation of Removal for Non-Permanent Residents
-Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NACARA)
-INA § 212(c) waivers
-INA § 212(h) waivers
-INA § 212(i) waivers
-INA § 237(a)(1)(H) waivers
Appeals and Motions to Reopen. Our firm handles appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and to federal circuit courts of appeals, as well as motions to reopen for people who have already sustained a final order of deportation or removal.
Detention and Bond Hearings. Our firm specializes in securing the release of clients who have been detained by the Department of Homeland Security. Typically, this is accomplished through bond proceedings before the Immigration Court at the outset of removal proceedings or through Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).