Orlando Deportation Defense Attorneys
Everyone Deserves a Second Chance
Are you an immigrant in Florida who has been targeted for removal? Whether you are documented or undocumented, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) could attempt to deport you without warning. In many cases, immigrants and foreign nationals who are facing forced removal from the United States do not even get a clear explanation as to why.
At Maney | Gordon | Zeller, P.A. in Orlando, we believe that everyone deserves a second chance, especially when it comes to their right to live in the United States. If you are at risk of removal for one reason or another, or perhaps for no justified reason at all, depend on us for deportation defense. We can fight for and represent people from any background and country of origin. But we can’t do anything until you let us.
Speak with our Orlando deportation defense lawyers by dialing (407) 630-8455 now.
What are Common Grounds for Deportation?
Although it is not unheard of, it is rare for someone to be targeted for deportation without due cause. Instead, most cases involve some sort of immigration violation that can be used to justify removal from the U.S. Whether you realize you violated an immigration status condition or not, the DHS can begin the removal process against you. Depending on the reason why you will be removed, you could have precious little time to react.
Common grounds for deportation used in Florida are:
- Unlawful entry: One of the most common reasons why people are removed from the country is that they entered it unlawfully or without the proper documentation. Even though you should always plan on legal immigration channels, there is no sense in giving up your life in America to deportation if you have already entered the country unlawfully. There are many ways to stop deportations based on unlawful entry, such as proving that you now have gainful employment, a family that depends on your presence, and a positive reputation among community members.
- Status violation: Seemingly simple things like slight changes in immigration laws and requirements can be all it takes to change your status from a lawful immigrant to an unlawful foreign national. For immigration status violations, especially those done so unintentionally, halting deportation can come down to presenting the right argument to an immigration board hearing.
- Loss of qualifying employment: Did you get a chance to enter the U.S. on a work-related visa but now things have gone poorly, or the entire company is shuttering? You could be targeted for deportation if the employment that allowed your entrance has run dry. But, with the help of an immigration lawyer, you might be able to postpone deportation while you look for new and similar employment opportunities.
- Criminal conviction: Violent crimes, most felonies, federal violations, and many drug-related charges can all trigger your deportation. A conviction for one such crime is practically guaranteed to begin the removal process against you, but the DHS can argue for your deportation even if you are just charged or implicated in a serious crime like engaging in a drug trafficking enterprise.
How Can Deportation Be Stopped?
DHS, ICE, and even USCIS usually make it seem like deportation is final once it begins by underlining the severity of the situation. While you do need to take a deportation action against you seriously, you do not need to give up hope immediately. Deportation can be postponed or canceled entirely under the right circumstances by integrating advanced legal knowledge with thorough preparation.
Deportation can be halted by:
- Successfully using a cancelation of removal petition
- Adjusting immigration status to become lawful again
- Filing a waiver or appeal to an immigration court
- Requesting asylum if deportation would put you in harm’s way
Prepare Your Deportation Defense Case Today
There is little time to waste when you need to defend yourself from deportation or removal. In some cases, immigrants have 30 days or fewer to respond to the removal action and request a hearing with an immigration board or court. If you don’t know how much time you have left to protect your right to stay in the United States, then you should assume that time is already out and call our Orlando deportation defense attorneys now.
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Our immigration lawyers are dedicated to excellence and are committed to going above and beyond for our clients to obtain the outcome that they deserve. Whether you are an employer or an individual, you will receive the legal assistance that you need in your pursuit of legal immigration into the U.S.