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Legal Tips for Stopping Deportation

Legal Tips for Stopping Deportation

Are you looking for legal tips to stop deportation? If you’re already facing proceedings or have an order of deportation or removal already, these tips may help:

  • Find a good immigration attorney immediately if you are facing an immigration judge in removal proceedings. If you are already facing the immigration court process, you need to know how to best avoid an order of removal (deportation). An immigration attorney can help. Each case is different, so only a legal expert can help you handle your case most effectively.
  • Establish yourself as a good member of society. Having good moral character is a requirement for some applications before an immigration court. Contribute to your community, and avoid criminal activity, arrest, and criminal prosecution. Work hard to establish strong ties in this country. Stay current on your taxes, and prepare to demonstrate how you have helped your family and others in your community.
  • Consult with an attorney if you have already received an order of removal from a judge or lost your appeal. In cases in which an immigrant has been ordered removed or deported by a judge, it may be possible to reopen the case. This means the order of removal would be canceled, and the immigrant given another opportunity to defend himself or herself with an attorney in court. Motions to reopen are filed with the immigration judge or the Board of Immigration Appeals, depending on which court had your case last.
  • Keep documentation of any proof you may be in danger in your home country. Proof that you are in danger in your home country may allow you to apply for asylum or related relief. If your race, nationality, religion, or political views put you at risk, you should contact an attorney. Be sure to have as much evidence on hand as you can. If you are a member of a “particular social group” in your country, you may also qualify to seek asylum. Identifying qualifying groups is an enormously complicated legal task and requires quality assistance from an attorney.
  • Help law enforcement if it is in your power to do so. If you or a loved one is a victim of a crime, working with law enforcement to help them investigate a crime may help you qualify for a U visa. Before seeking this status, you must obtain a specific certification from law enforcement. A qualified attorney can assist you in obtaining this certification.

While removal/deportation court proceedings can seem frightening, there are ways to stop deportation in many cases. You may be able to adjust your status, seek waivers, or take other action to keep or gain legal status.

Morales & Sparks has worked to keep families together. Our immigration attorneys can work with you to address your concerns and preserve your rights. Contact us today to discuss your legal and immigration concerns.

Disclaimer: The purpose of this post is to provide general information and is not to be constituted as legal advice. If you need help with a specific issue, please seek the advice of an attorney.