If you or a a loved one are facing deportation, or are concerned that deportation proceedings may be initiated against you, you already know that you have the full force of the federal government working against you. Life is uncertain and you know you may be wrenched from your family as well as your community and sent back to your country. This is a risk regardless of how many years you have been in the United States. Even if you have no family ties to your country of birth, or you haven’t lived there for many years or don’t speak the language, you can still be deported.
Some reasons for deportation
There are many reasons why the federal government may work hard to deport you. A few of the reasons include, but are not limited to:
- You had a visa when you entered legally, but let the visa expire and did not leave the country when you were supposed to do so;
- Your application for legal residency was denied;
- Your entry into the United States was not authorized or you entered illegally;
- You have been convicted of a criminal offense that makes you deportable.
Fighting against deportation is a difﬁcult task. You generally only get one chance to present your defense against deportation and you must be prepared to make the most of that opportunity. As an El Paso, Texas deportation defense lawyer, I can prepare the best defense against your deportation.
Defenses that may be available depend on the unique circumstances of each case. For example, some defenses apply only to those individuals who have been in the country for a certain number of years. Others may apply to people who have been victims of domestic violence or other qualifying crimes.
Also, people who can demonstrate that deportation would cause and extreme hardship to qualifying relatives may be able to the have the deportation proceedings cancelled. Those who fear they will be persecuted if they return to their home country may apply for asylum. In some cases, an expired immigration program may still be able to help you or your loved one stay in the country and obtain a green card. Other types of defenses include:
- Adjustment of status;
- Waivers of Deportation;
- Deferred Action;• Prosecutorial Discretion;
- Private Bill.
The Gabriel Jimenez Law Ofﬁce is in El Paso, Texas and has been serving clients nationwide, as well as in El Paso, Texas. We understand what you are going through; and we work diligently to keep your family together. Fighting deportation is one of the most difﬁcult legal tasks. Although we cannot make a guarantee of any speciﬁc result, we can guarantee to we will do our best to present your case.
We have successfully handled thousands of immigration cases. We will absolutely explore all the facts and laws relevant to your case. If there is a solution, we will ﬁnd it. If we do not think we can help you, we will tell you.