Phoenix Deportation Lawyers and Removal Defense Attorneys
When you are facing potential deportation, your entire future is at stake. Few things can be as frightening or as stressful as the threat of removal from the country you have come to call home. Deportation impacts not only you, but your family members, often tearing apart family units. If your situation is not address properly, deportation may force you to leave the U.S. and not return for years, or even permanently. Given the harsh consequences, immigration authorities are required to meet stringent requirements to obtain your removal.
The experienced, aggressive deportation defense lawyers at Chastain & Afshari, LLP, we mount a zealous defense against your removal. We hold immigration authorities accountable for weaknesses in the case against you, and seek out all exceptions that may allow you to stay in the U.S. From obtaining your release to the termination of the deportation process, we will passionately fight for you to remain in the U.S.
Reasons for Removal
Immigrants can be deported for several reasons. Some of the most common include:
- Entering without inspection
- Entering the U.S. using fake documents
- Violating the terms of a visa
- Conviction for certain crimes, such as violent crimes, sex crimes, crimes involving fraud, and crimes involving theft
The deportation process is lengthy and the burden is on the government to show you are indeed deportable. An experienced deportation or removal attorney will examine the facts of your case and investigate the existence of affirmative defenses, such as exceptional hardship to a family member or the exercise of discretion by the Justice Department to withhold deportation.
Numerous forms of relief are available in immigration court, including:
- Immigration bonds
- Cancellation of removal
- Adjustment of status
- Special immigrant juvenile status
- Voluntary departure
- VAWA or U visas
- Prosecutorial discretion
Additionally, the new deferred action program, contained within the DREAM Act, may be an option for individuals who entered the U.S. as children and who meet certain other criteria. Eligible individuals must be under the age of 30, have lived in the country for at least five years, and not been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude. Additionally, individuals must be currently enrolled in school, have completed high school or its equivalent, or have served in the military. The deferred action program is complex, but can offer a way to halt deportation proceedings and allow eligible individuals to live freely in the U.S.
Those who feel they do not have any potential relief from deportation may request a voluntary departure. If granted, you will have a period of time between 60 and 120 days to voluntary leave the U.S. Those who voluntarily depart face a shorter waiting time to apply for a visa back to the U.S.
Chastain & Afshari, LLP : Fighting to See You Remain in the U.S.
At Chastain & Afshari, LLP, we understand the very serious nature of any deportation or removal action. Our clients have often lived for years in the U.S. They consider this country home, and we want to see them remain for as long as they desire. As such, our zealous attorney team will provide deportation defense services of unmatched excellence. With our experience, talent, and passion, we can help you to obtain relief in immigration court, allowing you to return to your life. We offer assistance to those facing deportation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.