Deportation Defense

For professional defense in the case of deportation, the deportation lawyer professionals from The Law Office of Jones Brown are experienced in representing those facing expulsion from the country. Many feel that because they are immigrants, they do not have many rights within the country of which they are not native. As this myth lives on, many individuals are being wrongly deported because it is the system’s word against them. With many years of experience providing legal counsel to those facing deportation, the immigration law experts from The Law Office of Jones Brown are devoted to ensuring that every client receives the most professional deportation lawyer services. Through every stage of the deportation proceedings, an experienced immigration lawyer can help stop deportation to prevent their expulsion from the country and help prevent the possible breaking up of families and other relationships. From acquiring a suspension of deportation to building a case to stop deportation, the Oklahoma immigration lawyers from Jones Brown Law can work with clients and legal officials for a professional legal defense to take to a deportation hearing.

Jones Brown Law can work to put a halt to the deportation process and much more. 

Immigration deportation reverses years of hard work and sacrifice, not to mention that the deportation process splits up families – sometimes across continents. The immigration lawyer professionals from Jones Brown Law are excited to be the single destination for those needing any assistance with matters pertaining to immigration law. Our attorneys handle all matters of immigration law – from assistance in obtaining green cards, seeking employment immigration, obtaining an immigration bail bond, or even an immigration marriage in order to keep a family together. Any issue relating to immigration law or the need for an immigration bond, the experienced immigration lawyers from The Law Office of Jones Brown are happy to assist. Non-citizens still have right under the law, and we at Jones Brown Law are dedicated to making sure their clients are properly represented during deportation hearings and beyond. Before making any decisions in an immigration case, individuals in the Oklahoma City area are encouraged to consult the immigration law experts from Jone Brown Law.

What is deportation?

Deportation is a government proceeding in which the immigration authorities seek to remove a non-citizen from the United States. Non-citizens have rights and many are eligible for some sort of relief in these proceedings. Immigration proceedings are initiated by the issuance of a Notice to Appear. This document assigns the non-citizen an alien number, makes specific allegations and charges of removability from the United States, and provides information regarding the designated court for the noncitizen’s appearance.
How can we get an Immigration Bond? We represent clients throughout the country when they are held by immigration authorities. If someone is detained by immigration officers, we may be able to assist in obtaining their release on bond. If the person is eligible for a bond, the immigration officers or immigration judge will determine their bond amount. If they do not set a bond or set the bond at an unreasonable amount, we can request a bond hearing before an immigration judge in order to obtain a bond or a bond reduction for our clients.

What is a master hearing?

A master hearing is a court setting prior to a non-citizen’s deportation trial. The trial of a case is conducted at the non-citizen’s individual hearing. At the master hearing, the immigration judge determines preliminary issues involved in the case such as the non-citizens responses to the government’s allegations and eligible forms of relief for the non-citizen. Effective representation at a master hearing is of critical importance to effective deportation defense. Our attorneys can effectively represent clients at every stage of immigration proceedings, including the master hearing.

What is an individual hearing?

An individual hearing is when the deportation trial is conducted. The nature of this trial depends upon the noncitizen’s form of relief from deportation. At this hearing, the immigration judge hears evidence pertaining to the noncitizen’s form of relief from deportation and makes a determination as to such relief.

How can we defend deportation?

The assistance of an experienced and aggressive immigration attorney is very important in defending a deportation case. Our attorneys use many different strategies to defend our clients in deportation (removal) proceedings, including, but not limited to:

  • Cancellation of Removal for Permanent Residents
  • Cancellation of Removal for Non-Permanent Residents
  • Adjustment of Status to Permanent Residence
  • Citizenship
  • Termination of Removal Proceedings
  • Suspension of Deportation
  • Temporary Protected Status
  • 212(c) waiver 
  • Voluntary Departure
  • Asylum

What is the adjustment of status?

Adjustment of status gives the non-citizen permanent resident status. To become a permanent resident through adjustment of status, the non-citizen must be eligible for adjustment to permanent residence and receive a discretionary grant of that status. Most often, adjustment of status is conducted through USCIS; however, if the non-citizen is in removal proceedings, then the application for adjustment of status is decided by the immigration judge.

What is Cancellation of Removal?
Cancellation of Removal is a form of relief from deportation. There are eligibility requirements for seeking this form of relief from deportation which varies depending upon whether the non-citizen is a permanent resident. If the eligibility requirements are met, a grant of cancellation of removal is within the discretion of the immigration judge. If the judge grants the non-citizen cancellation of removal, the non-citizen will be granted lawful permanent resident status. Cancellation of Removal requires proof of hardship to qualifying relatives.

If the non-citizen is a permanent resident, has resided continuously in the United States for the last seven years, five years of which in permanent resident status, and has not committed an aggravated felony crime, then that non-citizen is eligible for Cancellation of Removal for Certain Permanent Residents. The immigration judge, in his/her discretion, may grant, and thus restore the non-citizen’s permanent residence status.

For those not eligible for Cancellation of Removal for Certain Permanent Residents, they may be eligible for permanent resident status through Cancellation of Removal for Non-Permanent Residents. To be eligible, the non-citizen must have been physically present in the United States for a continuous period of at least ten years, be a person of good moral character, not have been convicted of certain criminal offenses, and establish that their deportation would cause “exceptional and extremely unusual hardship” to that person’s citizen or permanent resident spouse, parent, or child. If the eligibility requirements are met, the immigration judge, in his/her discretion, may grant the non-citizen permanent resident status.

What factors determine whether a Non-Citizen can win a deportation case?

There are many factors involved in determining a non-citizen’s eligibility for relief from deportation. Each form of relief has specific factors that are considered and specific eligibility requirements. Some forms of relief are effective upon meeting the required criteria, while other forms of relief are within the judge’s discretion as to whether or not to grant the non-citizen relief from deportation. Although the factors relevant to win a deportation case vary from one form of relief to another, many forms of relief involve some of the following factors:

  • The length of the non-citizen’s presence in the United States.the non-citizen’s prior immigration history. 
  • The non-citizen’s qualifying family members. 
  • Qualifying relatives are parents, spouses, and children of the non-citizen. 
  • Hardships imposed upon qualifying family members if the non-citizen is deported.the non-citizen’s criminal history. 

Can you appeal or reopen my deportation case?

An attorney should be contacted immediately to ensure that the filing deadlines are met; otherwise, the deportation order may no longer be appealable. Appealing deportation requires that the appeal be filed with the Board of Immigration Appeals within thirty (30) days of the deportation order.  However, in addition to appealing to the Board of Immigration Appeals, there are other ways to try to remedy a deportation order, such as a Motion to Reconsider or a Motion to Reopen. A Motion to Reconsider must be filed with the immigration court within thirty (30) days of the court’s deportation order. Motions to Reopen have different filing deadlines depending upon the circumstances of the case. It is important to contact an attorney immediately if you need to appeal deportation.

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