Deportation Removal Defense
Deportation and Bail Hearing Lawyer
At Advanced Immigration Law Group, we understand how frightening it can be to be threatened with deportation or removal. For nearly twelve years, Attorney Anser Ahmad link to Attorney Profile page has helped people fight to remain with their family in the United States. Advanced Immigration Law Group has the knowledge and experienced needed to help immigrants with re-entry upon returning to the US, filing 601 waivers, and filing I-212 forms. We are prepared to work with immigration officials in cases involving criminal convictions and expired visas. Whatever the reason for your deportation, the Ahmad Law Offices is recognized as an experienced immigration law firm with a strong record of helping immigrants become legal and avoid removal or deportation. If you are currently being held in mandatory detention or face a bond hearing link to Practice Area page, we can advise and represent you before the court in an effort to prevent or block your removal.
Our offices are located in Rockville, Maryland, and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and we represent non-U.S. citizens who are being detained at York or Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Salisbury and Seven Locks Detention Center in Rockville, Maryland, and Baltimore, Maryland. We also handle deportation proceedings for immigrants at other facilities including McLean, VA, Arlington, VA, Fairfax, Va, Harlingen, Texas, El Paso, Texas, Atlanta, Georgia, Newark, New Jersey, New York, New New York. If you or a family member is facing removal because of a federal crime conviction, or any other reason, we can help.
Contact our offices link to Contact Us page to schedule a consultation with Mr. Ahmad to discuss your deportation defense needs right away. It will help to remember that judges will generally work hard with your attorney to find a way to help you become legal, rather than deport you.
What is removal?
Removal proceedings are used by Immigration to try to deport non-citizens whom the United States Department of Immigration believes are not entitled to stay in the U.S. because of unlawful entry, expired visas, or who have committed a crime calling for deportation. Removal proceedings, formerly called deportation proceedings, take place in special Immigration Courts, such as the EOIR, located in many states in the U.S.
Who faces possible removal proceedings?
- Non-citizens who are trying to enter the United States, whom the Department of Immigration believes are not entitled to enter because they do not have a visa, have fraudulent travel documents, or other reasons.
- Temporary visa holders who entered the U.S. legally, but whose visa has expired
- Non-citizens who entered the U.S. without going through Immigration inspection, for example, by crossing illegally over the Canadian or Mexican border, and who are later found by Immigration
- Non-citizens who apply for immigration benefits such as permanent residency or political asylum, or Naturalization (to become a U.S. citizen) whose applications are denied by Immigration (with rare exceptions)
- Non-citizens who do not leave the U.S. after Temporary Protected Status for nationals of their countries ends
- Lawful permanent residents who have violated the immigration laws, for example, by committing crimes in the U.S., or by remaining outside of the U.S. for extended periods, and others.
What can a person in removal proceedings do to avoid being deported?
There are several options available for non-U.S. citizens who have been called for removal proceedings.
- Residency: A person who has been in the U.S. for more than seven years can apply for residency in removal proceedings by applying for cancellation of removal.
- Asylum link to Practice Area page: A person who fears he or she will be harmed because of her race, religion, political opinion, nationality, or membership in a particular social group in their country of origin may apply for asylum.
- Legal immigration: A person may be eligible to apply for legal immigration by qualifying for an employment or family visa.
- Citizenship: On some occasions, a person may claim legitimate citizenship based on his or her parents U.S. citizenship.
- Cancellation of Removal: A person who has lived in the U.S. for at least 7 years continuously, and has a qualifying relative (child, spouse, or parent) who is a U.S. Citizen. Only then will an Immigration Judge weigh the immigrant`s equities in the U.S. against any negative conduct in the U.S.
If you are facing removal proceedings, don`t panic. Contact our offices link to Contact Us page to talk with us about how we can help. We keep our fees affordable and accept Visa and MasterCard through PayPal for your convenience.