Deportation is the formal removal of an immigrant from the United States when the alien has been found in violation the immigration laws. Deportation is ordered by an Immigration Judge.

There are several ways an attorney can act in Defense of Deportation:

Cancellation of Removal (The ten-year rule):
This applies to immigrants in immigration proceedings who have maintained physical presence in the U.S. for a period of ten years or more, who are persons of good moral character, and who can show that their deportation from the U.S. would result in exceptional and extremely unusual hardship to their U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident spouse, parent, or child and are deserving of a favorable exercise of discretion.

Cancellation for Green Card Holders:
An immigrant must prove that they have had a green card for at least five years and lived in the U.S. continuously for seven years. This is a discretionary form of relief requiring the judge will weigh the positive and negative equities of a case.

Voluntary Departure:
A process whereby the Immigration Judge allows the immigrant to return to his or her country on their own and does not order the removal of the person.

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status:
Please visit our Special Immigrant Juvenile Status page for more information.

Asylum, Withholding of Removal and CAT:
Please visit our Asylum for more information.

A deportation defense is a serious case that requires professional assistance.  Contact the deportation defense attorneys of the Rivera Julka Law Group of Bay Shore, New York using the form below to request a consultation.