Deportation Defense in Glendale, Pasadena CA

We have extensive experience in issues relating to removal proceedings and deportation defense.

Since September 30, 1996, and the passage of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, the rights of aliens in the U.S. have been severely curtailed when past criminal conduct is a factor. Crimes that previously did not cause immigration consequences can now trigger deportation proceedings against an alien.

Removal proceedings are generally conducted by an immigration judge in an immigration court. If a non-resident of the United States is arrested and convicted of a crime, they may be placed in removal proceedings. These proceedings will determine removability of the individual, and possibly result in deportation. For those who have been placed in removal proceedings and face deportation, there is a possibility of cancellation of removal. The process of cancellation of removal involves evidence being brought to the court in order to establish that a person is ineligible for removal or many other circumstances that could stop the removal process.

Deportation can be a frightening thing to face, especially if a person is trying to obtain asylum in the U.S. from their country of origin. Being deported back their country could be devastating and potentially dangerous. Committed crimes can potentially deny eligibility for cancellation of removal; however, if the removal of one person would be detrimental to their family, then they might be eligible for cancellation of removal. Whatever the circumstances are, and whatever the case may be, The Law Alliance will be able to help anyone who is facing deportation for any reason.

When applying for a visa, a green card, or other form of immigration document, there are many complications that can arise. There are factors about a person's record that can cause someone to become ineligible for a certain visa; there are even criminal records that can cause someone to be inadmissible into the United States. Because of this, it is very important that you seek the legal aid of a Los Angeles immigration attorney to help you throughout your application process. If you are deemed inadmissible, there are options available; one of these is a waiver of inadmissibility.

A waiver of inadmissibility is essentially an application to nullify the ruling of inadmissibility. While there are many circumstantial reasons that can exclude someone from eligibility to enter the United States, there are many ways to combat this evidence. Health, criminal record, security violations, and even falsely claiming U.S. citizenship can cause someone to be ineligible for admissibility.

We are constantly trying to find creative solutions to our clients' deportation problems by staying abreast of new laws and regulations in addition to federal court decisions affecting immigrants. We vigorously pursue post-conviction remedies in criminal cases to create affirmative defenses from deportation and/or removal.

If you have an immigration concern involving deportation or you are in immigration court, we can provide you with experienced, professional advice. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation. Our phone line is open 24 hours a day for your convenience.