Facing deportation can be both frightening and confusing. Being forced to return to your native country can jeopardize everything from your job to the safety of you and your loved ones.
One of the most common reasons for forced removal is having initially entered the country without inspection at a border crossing or using counterfeit documents to enter. Many other individuals face deportation on the grounds of violating the terms of their visa or being convicted of certain crimes, even with a valid visa.
If the government decides to begin removal proceedings against you, they will mail you a Notice to Appear (NTA) listing the charges of removability. The Executive Office for Immigration Review (known commonly as Immigration Court) administers the hearing. If you live in the San Antonio area, you will most likely have your case heard at the San Antonio Immigration Court. The NTA will also indicate the time and location of your master calendar hearing (MCH). This hearing allows you and your immigration lawyer to meet the judge and determine how your case will proceed.
In order for the government to establish that you are legally removable from the United States, they must provide clear, plausible evidence of their grounds for deportation. These charges can be difficult to fight alone. If the government accomplishes this task, you have the option to apply for forms of relief from removal. There are several circumstances and programs that can allow you to legally remain in the country, such as adjustment of status, asylum, termination of removal proceedings, and more.
Hire an Experienced Deportation Defense Lawyer
Deportation proceedings are complex and can go on for several months. If you’re facing deportation, seek the assistance of a reputable immigration lawyer as soon as possible. A poorly handled case can not only lead to deportation but also make it very challenging for you to legally return to the U.S. in the future, which can affect the rest of you and your family’s life. Entrust your case to an experienced, credible immigration lawyer to make sure that your rights are protected. An immigration attorney can analyze your situation and look for any weaknesses in the immigration authorities’ case against you. There may be some defenses or exceptions that allow you to legally remain in the U.S.
For trustworthy deportation defense services, contact the law offices of Salmón-Haas today. We are licensed to practice law in immigration courts and offices in the country. Call us now for a free consultation to discuss how we can be of assistance to your deportation case.