Deportation Defense Lawyers Serving Clients Throughout California
The state of Texas has deported more foreign nationals than any other state in America and second place isn’t even close. However, the dishonor for second place does belong to the more liberal-minded state of California. Despite California’s significant immigrant population – it has long been home to more immigrants than any other state – detention and deportation remain a threat to families here just like anywhere else in modern America.
After you’ve started a life here in America, being detained and with orders for deportation can be insulting, frightening, and heartbreaking. But immigration attorneys like ourselves believe that you deserve to stay with your family and loved ones in the place you call home. With strong legal representation, it may be possible to challenge your deportation orders and remain in the United States. Call Landerholm Immigration at 510-488-1020 to discuss your options.
What is the Deportation Process?
We see instances on the news and social media all the time of mothers, fathers, friends, and family being taken from their homes by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents and dragged to waiting cars. While it can be heartening to see neighborhoods react and try to defend their own, the plain ugliness of ICE’s brute force only exemplifies the need for strong legal representation to help these people get back to their lives and their loved ones.
If one has been accused of a crime, ICE may hold them in a detention center. If no crime has been committed but ICE determines that the individual is in the country illegally, they will be issued a Notice to Appear (NTA). The accused will later be given a date for a hearing in immigration court for which they must attend. If the court date is missed, orders for immediate removal may be filed that very day.
At the hearing, you and your lawyer will speak to your defense against the opposing counsel from Homeland Security. You may seek voluntary departure at this time. However, if you present a strong defense as to why you should stay in the country, then the entire legal matter could get wrapped up after just this initial hearing. The judge will then make the decision. The legal process may continue for months longer from here.
What Services Can a Lawyer Provide?
At Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C., our team of attorneys and associates can help defend you and your family from deportation and removal. We could try appealing to the decency of ICE from the start to see if they will be lenient in your case. However, the agency is not often cooperative with lawyers for the defense, and we may need to pursue other measures in order to help you.
An immigration attorney may be able to assist you in securing release by working with the immigration judge. Additionally, the attorney could help you file for deportation relief, or help you navigate the process of obtaining legal citizenship. There are numerous waivers and other eligibility requirements to consider during this time. A lawyer with experience in immigration law could be your last, best hope of securing your freedom.
What is a Potential Defense to Deportation?
Some stages of immigration court move fast and one must strictly obey the judge’s orders if they hope to navigate the legal process and win their release. Therefore it is vital to enlist the assistance of legal professionals who understand immigration law, detention, and the deportation and removal process. At Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C., our lawyers will do everything in their legal power to fight for your freedom. Our years of experience have given us unique perspectives on all aspects of immigration law and we may be able to help you build a winning defense.
Some deportation defenses include:
- Appeals and waivers
- Cancellation of removal
- Convention Against Torture
- DACA (“Dreamers”)
- Family immigration
- Filing for adjustment of status based on marriage and family
- Motions to reopen deportation proceedings
- Naturalization and path to citizenship
- Seeking asylum
- Withholding of removal
Contact the Deportation Defense Lawyers of Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C.
You have rights and those rights should be defended. If you or a loved one face the risk of deportation, you need to speak to a deportation defense attorney right away. Though a lawyer is not required for immigration court, the legal advice of a professional can increase your chances of retaining your freedom and remaining in the US.
The law firm of Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C. is solely dedicated to helping clients with immigration law. If you would like to schedule a free evaluation, please contact our Oakland offices at 510-488-1020.