Removal Defense

We provide you with a straight-forward assessment of your eligibility for relief from removal, and provide the strongest possible defense in removal proceedings. We educate you about your rights, determine the best strategy for protecting your ability to remain in the U.S., and work on securing the most favorable results in proceedings before an Immigration Judge. We can assess whether you qualify for LPR statues or for a deferred action program.

Cancellation of Removal for Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs): A foreign national who has resided in the United States for 7 years, and has been Legal Permanent Residents for at least 5 years may be eligible for “cancellation of removal” despite having committed certain crimes, if they warrant a favorable exercise of discretion by the judge.

Cancellation of Removal and Adjustment of Status for Non-LPRs: A foreign national who has resided in the United States for 10 years, can show good moral character, warrants positive discretion, has not been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude, and can establish that his removal would result in exceptional and extremely unusual hardship to his or her USC or LPR spouse, parent or child may seek cancellation of removal and adjustment of status to Legal Permanent Resident status in immigration court.

Adjustment of Status in Removal Proceedings: Adjustment of status before an immigration judge is available generally to those individuals with an approved immigrant visas with a current priority date. For example, a foreign national placed in removal proceedings after his employment-based petition was denied may be able to seek Legal Permanent Resident status before an immigration judge based on marriage to a U.S. Citizen spouse.

Asylum and Withholding of Removal: A foreign national who was persecuted in her country of nationality or residence based on her race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion, may seek this relief for herself and her family members.

  • Bond-redetermination
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • Requests for relief based on prosecutorial discretion
  • Motions to Reopen and Reconsider
  • Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals