Comprehensive Deportation Defense Representation in Southfield, Dearborn, Warren, and Detroit
Learning you have been targeted for removal from the United States is frequently a terrifying experience. The inevitable fear and uncertainty can be overwhelming, especially when you are not sure what to do or who to turn to for help. That is why it is so important to have skilled Michigan deportation defense lawyers on your side.
At Haque Legal, we want to protect your future in the United States. No matter your circumstances or why you are being targeted for deportation, we are prepared to explore all available relief options that keep you here. Our team is familiar with a variety of deportation defense strategies and understands how to effectively advocate for our clients in these high-stakes scenarios. Beyond our team-based, results-oriented advocacy, you can expect compassionate support and responsive communication every step of the way. We have your back and will do everything in our power to deliver a favorable resolution.
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WHEN CAN SOMEONE BE REMOVED FROM THE UNITED STATES?
Only United States citizens, including naturalized citizens, are completely safe from deportation. Any non-citizen of the U.S. can theoretically be removed from the United States under certain disqualifying conditions.
A person may be targeted for removal if they have no valid immigration status. This includes situations when someone enters the country without a visa at all or when a person remains in the country after their visa expires. Someone can also be removed for violating a condition of their visa.
Even lawful permanent residents – individuals with green cards – can in some instances be removed from the United States. Convictions for certain disqualifying crimes can trigger removal efforts, as can any form of immigration fraud or any action that represents a threat to national security.
Some removal proceedings will begin with an arrest, while others will start with the receipt of a Notice to Appear. This form will explain why someone is being targeted for removal along with information on the time, date, and location of their first hearing.
If you received a Notice to Appear, get in touch with our Michigan deportation defense attorneys right away. Missing your initial hearing can accelerate removal efforts and drastically limit defense options, so it is extremely important that you attend with legal representation.
DEPORTATION DEFENSE STRATEGIES
Even if you currently have no valid status in the United States, you still have the right to seek relief from deportation if you meet certain criteria. The specific strategies that may be available in your case will depend on your unique circumstances. Our team at Haque Legal will listen to your story, review your situation, and walk you through the best available options.
Common deportation defense strategies include:
- Seeking asylum. If you have previously been persecuted or have a legitimate reason to fear future persecution in your home country on the basis of your race, religion, nationality, political beliefs, or membership in a particular social group, you can defensively seek asylum protections in the United States. Securing asylum status requires demonstrating the link between past or feared persecution and the protected element of your identity. If asylum is granted, you will be permitted to remain in the United States and will have the opportunity to get a green card after one year.
- Requesting an adjustment of status. If you were already in the process of seeking a green card through your family or a sponsoring employer, you may be able to avoid removal by securing your visa and requesting an adjustment of status from within the United States.
- Seeking a cancellation of removal. A “cancellation of removal” is exactly what it sounds like: When granted, it resolves removal proceedings without your having to leave the country. It is only granted in situations when a lawful permanent resident has lived in the country for at least seven years or when an undocumented immigrant has been in the U.S. for at least ten years. In either of these scenarios, the person targeted for removal must prove that their deportation would cause extreme and unusual hardship to an immediate family member who is already a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident.
- Requesting another immigration benefit. For example, if you were the victim of a serious crime, you may be able to get a U visa if you are willing to cooperate with law enforcement. Other types of benefits may be available depending on your situation.
Our Michigan deportation defense lawyers will exhaust every path forward in our fight to protect your future in the United States. If we do lack any viable options, it may be prudent to request a voluntary departure. This allows you to leave the United States by a set deadline to avoid a formal deportation order, which will make it easier to return to the country in the future.
WE LOVE OUR CLIENTS
In every case, we take on, our priority is always to exceed your needs and expectations. We look at the big picture, so we can achieve the highest level of client satisfaction and client results possible.
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