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Deportation Defense
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Deportation Defense Attorney in Dallas

Work with a Deportation Lawyer Who Will Fight for You

For the past several years, immigration laws have been aggressively enforced. Under the Obama administration, hundreds of thousands of people were deported from the United States. Though the deportation numbers appear to have decreased, the change of presidential administrations has created a new danger.

The Trump administration has turned its focus upon long-term non-citizen residents. This means that living here as a non-resident makes you a primary target for ICE deportation. In Dallas, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 16,520 people in 2017, among the highest in the nation.

If you are at risk of being pulled away from your life in the U.S., Meaders Law would love to help you. We are known for diligently working to give people the opportunity they deserve.

For help with a cancellation of removal, call our immigration law offices at (888) 203-1706.

Who Is at Risk of Being Deported?

Sometimes particular immigrants in the United States find themselves facing deportation.

Common reasons people are added to a deportation list include:

Entering the U.S. Illegally

Illegal entry is typically thought of as failing to cross the Mexico/USA border at a legal entry point.

However, it can also include providing inaccurate information about your reason for visiting the country, or even a permanent resident attempting to return after an extended stay without providing proof they intended to return.

Failing to Pass a Background Check

In any green card or visa application, a thorough background check is required. Failing to provide accurate information or purposefully falsifying information can result in deportation.

Committing a Felony in the U.S.

A non-citizen found guilty of a serious crime can be deported from the United States.

These felony offenses include convictions of:

  • Rape
  • Murder
  • Kidnapping
  • Tax evasion
  • Obstruction of justice
  • And failure to appear in court

Overstaying a Visa

All visas have an expiration date by which visa holders are required to either apply for an extension or voluntarily leave the country. Even if you marry a US citizen or lawful permanent resident, if you do not apply for a change in status you can still face deportation.

Other reasons include:

  • Committing marriage fraud
  • Or knowingly smuggling an illegal immigrant into the United States

Even if you are legitimately married to a U.S. citizen, you can still face deportation proceedings. Those seeking a green card through their marriage to a United States citizen should reach out to an immigration attorney to ensure they meet all other qualifications to avoid a potential deportation.

If you are suspecting of committing any of the above actions, you may face removal from the United States. The best course of action you can take is to seek professional advocacy immediately.

Common Defenses to Deportation

If you are facing deportation, you may still have a chance to fight for a chance to remain in the U.S.

Some of the possible options to defend against deportation include:

  • Adjustment of Status - You may be able to adjust your status to become a permanent resident based on your family relationships if you meet the qualifications.
  • Waivers - You may be able to apply for a waiver to waive previous criminal convictions.
  • Cancellation of Removal - This option allows you to stay in the U.S. if you have been here for 10 years and have shown good moral character during that period.
  • Asylum - For those who are fleeing prosecution for crimes in their home countries may be eligible for asylum relief.
  • Relief for Abuse Victims - If you are a victim of domestic violence, you may be able to pursue this option as a defense.
  • Citizenship - If your parents or grandparents are US citizens, we may be able to argue that you are a citizen even if you were born in another country.

Our attorney can evaluate your situation and review your options with you.

What Happens if I’m on a Deportation List?

If you find your name added to a deportation list, you can be arrested and transferred to ICE custody. You will be required to appear in court before an immigration judge for removal proceedings.

After the judge hears the charges brought against you, he will make the decision if you need to leave the country. The judge can consider alternatives to removal, which would allow you to legally remain in the United States based on facts presented in court, such as an extremely unusual hardship.

When To Contact A Deportation Defense Lawyer

Knowing when to contact a deportation attorney is important Deportation proceedings can be overwhelming, and having an experienced Dallas deportation lawyer by your side can make a big difference in your case's outcome.

Contact a deportation attorney if you:

  • Receive A Notice to Appear (NTA): An notice from ICE or DHS indicates that removal proceedings have been initiated against you.
  • Face Inadmissibility: If you are facing inadmissibility issues due to criminal convictions, immigration violations, or other grounds, an attorney can work on strategies to overcome these barriers.
  • Fear Persecution In Your Home Country: If you fear persecution or torture in your home country, an immigration lawyer can help you seek asylum or other forms of relief.
  • Are At Risk For Expedited Removal: If your circumstances have changed since you obtained legal status or if you have had a deportation order before, you may be at risk of expedited removal. A Dallas deportation attorney can evaluate your options and potential defenses.

At Meaders Law PLLC, we offer Spanish-speaking services for effective communication and personalized attention. With years of experience in immigration law, our team is dedicated to safeguarding your rights and seeking the best possible outcome for your case. Contact us today for a consultation to protect your future in the United States.

Meaders Law Is Here to Help

For a favorable outcome in this situation, your best course of action is to seek the legal representation of a Dallas deportation attorney. Make the right call, and choose Meaders Law to be your advocate during this time.

If you are required to appear in court for immigration removal, call us now at (888) 203-1706 or fill out our online form.

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