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Certified Specialist Immigration and Nationality Law the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

Defense against Deportation and Removal (Litigation).

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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.

Removal/Deportation Proceedings

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).

Providing Outstanding Immigration Support in Challenging Times

In many respects immigration is not just a part of the American story, it is the American story. Of course, immigrants have always faced enormous challenges and there’s no ignoring the fact that newcomers to the United States today are facing a legal landscape that is becoming increasingly challenging. At the Law Offices of Henry A. Posada, we know that the prospect of fighting deportation can intimidate anyone. However, immigrants and their families should not give up hope. The law still allows immigrants a number of ways that they can remain legally in the country and ultimately obtain legal permanent residence (green card) and citizenship. It’s especially the case here in California – a state with a government and population that generally understands the struggles immigrants face, as well as the enormous contributions they provide to our state’s economy and culture.

The challenges are real, but so are the possibilities for overcoming them. If you or a loved one is under threat of deportation, it’s always best to explore every single available legal path to remaining in the United States. It’s never been more important to have the counsel of a knowledgeable and experienced attorney with a track record of helping clients stay out of the shadows and take full advantage of the opportunities the United States has to offer.

Even during times when it may seem unlikely that an individual will be allowed to remain, much less find a pathway to a green card and citizenship, a knowledgeable deportation lawyer has the ability to take advantage of every available legal strategy; in many cases, the results can go beyond clients’ initial expectations. Even in situations where success is a very long time coming, an expert immigration attorney can buy time, allowing other avenues to be explored. Moreover, while criminal convictions are always a serious matter, such avenues as post-conviction relief can be powerful tools on a client’s behalf.

If you or someone close to you is currently directly facing deportation, or is concerned about the possibility, it’s never too early to explore obtaining legal counsel. Mr. Posada and the entire legal team at the Law Offices of Henry A. Posada are here to provide all of the assistance they can. To find out more, reach out to us at the phone numbers above or get in touch with our offices through our online contact page.