Chicago Deportation Attorneys
If you or a loved one is facing deportation, you need legal advice from an experienced immigration lawyer as soon as possible. The sooner you act, the better options you will have for staying in the United States. Minsky McCormick & Hallagan has represented many clients in the immigration process. Here are some of the most common questions our Chicago immigration attorneys receive about deportation:
Are there defenses to deportation?
There are different ways a deportation defense attorney can help you, depending on your circumstances. The following are some defense strategies that might apply:
- You are not, in fact, deportable. In some cases, the factual allegations that led to your removal proceedings are not true. You can deny or contest these allegations, which then requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to prove the alleged reasons for removability. The right defense lawyer can present evidence to challenge the case of DHS and have your case closed.
- You have reason to qualify for relief from removal. There are several reasons why you might be granted another option besides removal, such as voluntary departure, cancellation under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), protection under the Convention Against Torture (CAT), showing that you have been present in the U.S. for ten years and a qualifying relative would experience extreme hardship if you were removed, prosecutorial discretion, adjustment of status based on family relationships, and more.
Our attorneys will thoroughly evaluate your options for proving you are not removable or for requesting relief from removal. We will then advocate for your specific defense to the immigration judge.
Can I seek Asylum?
Asylum is a common reason for relief from removal, and it is available to those who meet the legal definition of a refugee. The Immigration and Nationality Act defines a refugee as an individual who is unwilling or unable to return to their home country because of actual persecution or a justified threat of persecution due to their religion, race, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group. Asylum policies are up in the air in the United States currently, so it is best to have an attorney review your possible eligibility.
Are there any other grounds for stopping deportation proceedings?
There are many legal grounds for establishing legal residency in the United States. There are also many options created by law for stopping deportation proceedings in certain circumstances. It is important to consult with an immigration lawyer about the specific facts of your deportation case. The options available to you will be determined by your current immigration status, the immigration status of immediate family members, and other facts that vary from applicant to applicant.
Experienced Chicago Deportation Lawyers Helping the Community
The experienced Chicago deportation attorneys at Minsky McCormick & Hallagan have helped many families who are facing deportation. Don’t face the full force of the U.S. government alone. Hire an experienced immigration attorney who can fight to protect your legal right to remain in the United States. Contact us to schedule a consultation as soon as possible.