Standing Up for Clients Facing Deportation or Removal Proceedings
Millions of people who are currently in the United States might be in jeopardy of facing removal proceedings, which is also commonly known as deportation. Deportation can happen to any non-citizen, including permanent residents, for a variety of reasons. If you are detained or informed you are facing possible removal, you need the help of a skilled deportation defense lawyer in Chicago right away.
At the law office of Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, P.C, our dedicated attorneys fight to keep non-citizens with their families and jobs in the U.S. whenever possible. Just because you are subject to proceedings does not mean that you will automatically be deported. Instead, let us assess the options for your defense and represent you in immigration court.
Possible Reasons for Deportation
Immigration laws and policies are always changing in the U.S., so it is important to have a skilled immigration attorney evaluate your situation and options. Some reasons you might be detained or at risk of deportation include the following:
- Staying after your visa expired
- Failing to comply with the terms and limitation of your visa
- Marriage or fiancé fraud
- Violating a protective order
- Getting arrested, charged, or convicted of a criminal offense
- Unlawful entry into the United States
- Fraud or false information on immigration forms or petitions
Defending Against Deportation
Many people learn of deportation proceedings when they receive a Notice to Appear (NTA) in immigration court. This notice should outline the reasons behind the removal proceedings being initiated. Once you receive this notice, it is important to remain calm and recognize that proceedings can take months, if not years, and you should call for defense assistance.
Some ways we defend clients against removal from the U.S. include:
- Applying for permanent residency based on family relationships, employment, or being the victim of a crime or abuse
- Living in the United States for a specific period of time while showing good moral character and meeting other requirements to have removal canceled
- Demonstrating that you live in fear of returning to your home country
- Getting the U.S. government to recognize that you are, in fact, a United States citizen (this is a rare situation)
Each defense strategy will be different, and our lawyers can evaluate the possible defenses against your removal. It can take time to build a defense, so you want to contact our office as soon as you learn you are at risk of deportation.
Speak with a Deportation Defense Lawyer in Chicago Immediately
Deportation and removal mean that you will be separated from your loved ones and obligations in the United States, possibly for years. Never assume that you have no options if you receive notice of proceedings or are detained by immigration officials. Instead, reach out to the law office of Minsky McCormick & Hallagan, P.C., as soon as you possibly can. We are ready to assist with your defense, so contact us to discuss your situation today.