Building a strong removal defense case

| Jul 16, 2021 | Immigration |

Over the past few years, immigrants in Texas have been under the threat of removal due to stricter enforcement laws from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE is at the forefront in seeking undocumented residents. Additionally, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has an uncertain future which is a concern among many immigrants whose stay in the United States. If you are on the verge of deportation, kindly consult an attorney since the proceedings are often complex. Here’s how you can build a strong defense case.

Stopping deportation

During a deportation/removal case, the key objective is giving the judge legal reasons on why you should remain in the country. According to the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), immigrations judges have the mandate of eliminating the deportation status of individuals who meet a certain criterion. To meet the conditions required, consult an immigration attorney who’ll submit all the required documents and essential proof of your qualifications.

Applying for adjustment of status

In some instances, people under the removal proceedings can apply for adjustment of status. The adjustment of status enables them to gain permanent residence status in the country. This can only happen when the individual has a relative who’s a citizen in the country. The adjustment of status is a petition filed by the relative. For more information on the process, contact an attorney.

Cancellation of removal

If you are a green card holder, you can ask the court to drop the deportation proceedings and allow you to stay in the country. However, to qualify for the cancellation of removal, your good behavior needs to outweigh any small offenses you committed. Additionally, you must have been in the country for seven years with no record of an aggravated felony.

If you are facing removal from the United States, consult an attorney immediately. An attorney might help you win your deportation case.