If the United States government has detained you or someone you love, our deportation defense lawyers can help. We understand how frustrating and humiliating the deportation experience can be, and we want to assist you with your case.

The United States Department of Homeland Security and its agents detain hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants each year. Once detained, an individual is often kept in small and overcrowded holding facilities that may be lacking necessary supplies and medical care, especially for those with special needs.

 

At Nuñez & Associates, we have the experience and skills necessary to meticulously research your deportation case and develop the strongest possible defense. Our dedicated deportation lawyers will be with you and your loved ones throughout the entire process, so you don’t ever feel like you’re fighting alone.

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Get advice & aggressive removal defense strategy from our Deportation Attorneys.

We’ll work with you and your family to create a removal defense strategy that best fits your needs and situation. We have the knowledge and ability to look at a wide scope of possible solutions that are relevant to your case so we can find the best fit for you.

Our lawyers are ready to help you with the your deportation (removal) defense needs:


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Cancellation of Removal for Green Card Holders

A ‘Cancellation of Removal’ is a true second-chance and one that not everyone receives. They’re granted only to those who can prove that their mistake was minimal and their positive contributions outweigh the bad.

That said, applying for Cancellation is about more than just meeting the requirements; it’s about presenting the best explanation possible and showing the courts why you deserve a second chance to stay in the United States legally. With so much as stake, don’t waste this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. At Nuñez & Associates, we’ll put our expertise to work for you, giving you the best shot at securing a Cancellation of Removal and avoiding deportation.

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Deportation Cancellation for Undocumented Individuals

Risk of removal is especially unnerving for undocumented workers. In the blink of an eye, years of hard work can be considered irrelevant, and all for naught, if you can’t prove that you’ve earned the right to stay in the United States indefinitely.

Under certain conditions, an undocumented person can challenge and obtain the right to remain in the U.S. These onerous conditions can be difficult to establish, at least without the assistance of an experienced immigration attorney. With your help, we’ll work diligently to prepare a case that effectively demonstrates to the Judge that your character, family life and track record are justification for your continued presence in the U.S. Don’t risk this vital opportunity to secure your job and home.

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Voluntary Departures

Voluntary departures, when handled properly, give you the chance to step away from a situation you know you’re not going to win, while preserving your odds of re-entry and gaining legal status at a future date.

Immigrants who realize that they have little chance of succeeding or have had their defense is denied may be well advised to request that they be allowed to voluntarily depart before the court issues an order of deportation. Voluntary departure may be the most sensible option for certain non-citizens facing removal proceedings. It’s important to have the advice of an attorney before you make any decisions regarding voluntary departure, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.

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Removal (Deportation) Priorities

Anybody facing deportation wants to prove that they’re a low priority for removal. For some, the odds are low, principally those who meet very specific criteria for a high priority non-citizen. For others, the argument for low-priority status is easier, such as those who have spotless records, earned college degrees and have well-established businesses in the U.S.

Most immigrants, however, fall somewhere in the middle. And that’s where a good attorney comes in. With years of experience, our immigration attorneys know what works, and, more importantly, what doesn’t. Our team will present the entirety of your situation to ICE and show them why you should be a low-priority for removal, giving you precious time to take measures to secure your legal status.

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Prosecutorial Discretion

When presenting evidence and making the argument that you’re a low-priority for removal, it is essential that you make a strong case because the DHS has heard every excuse and argument in the books. You want to make sure that your argument is credible.

As the name implies, prosecutorial discretion means that enforcement agencies can overlook certain categories of persons who are of low priority or exempt them. If a non-resident alien is arrested on an immigration violation, the individual can request prosecutorial discretion. Our experienced attorneys will help you put your best foot forward and present the strongest defense possible. We’re well-versed in removal preceding’s and know exactly what works and, more importantly, what doesn’t. Give us a call today.

What are the Grounds of Deportability?

Deportability, or removal as it’s technically called today, is the act of sending an immigrant out of the U.S. It is, quite literally, the ‘removal’ of an immigrant by the immigration authorities.

The way in which an immigrant is removed will depend entirely on the reason for removal. Both the United States Code and the Immigration and Nationality Act explicitly define the different grounds for deportability. While the grounds are far too many to list here, we’ll provide you with a list of the main classes of deportable aliens:

  • Inadmissible at time of entry or of adjustment of status or violates status
  • Criminal offenses
  • Failure to register and falsification of documents
  • Security and related grounds
  • Public charge
  • Unlawful voters

Within each of these classes are a number of details, clarifying definitions and subcategories.


What Type of Person Can the Immigration Authorities Deport (Remove)?

A common misconception is that deportation is reserved solely for undocumented or illegal immigrants. Undocumented immigrants are those who crossed the U.S. border illegally or overstayed their allotted time under a visa. But while an undocumented status can certainly be grounds for deportation, it’s by no means the only grounds.

Under U.S. immigration laws, the following types of persons can be removed by the authorities:

  • Undocumented immigrants
  • Any legal immigrant who specifically violates the terms of their stay
  • Green card holders and other legal immigrants who otherwise meet the criteria for deportability based on the Immigration and Nationality Act’s grounds for deportability.

Do not rely on this information alone to determine if you’re at risk of removal. Only a qualified attorney can review the circumstances surrounding your current immigrant status and determine if it qualifies for deportability under the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Arguing your case, securing your release and protecting your place in America can seem daunting, terrifying and, at times, even impossible – but our team is ready to help and we’ll get the job done right.

You Only Get One Chance to Defend Against Removal – Let our Immigration Lawyers Help