According to recent statistics from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. immigration authorities arrested more than 1 million undocumented immigrants in the fiscal year of 2019. Following an arrest for improper documentation or not having an immigration status, a non-U.S citizen may be deported from the United States based on the federal government's orders. If you're a non-U.S citizen facing the possibility of deportation, it is important that you hire a knowledgeable Pennsylvania immigration law attorney as soon as possible to help protect your rights.
Not having immigration status or proper documentation is not something to be ashamed of. Attorney Sabir from the Sabir Law Group has devoted his entire career to providing knowledgeable legal assistance and guidance to individuals dealing with complex immigration-related matters. He is available to discuss your unique circumstances, educate you about your legal options, and will work to develop a strong legal strategy that can help you pursue a favorable outcome for your immigration case.
Attorney Sabir will fight vigorously to protect your legal rights at every turn and help you seek relief from possible deportation. Sabir Law Group proudly serves clients in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, and throughout the greater Philadelphia area — so call today to schedule your own one-on-one case consultation.
Deportation, also known as removal, can be described as the removal of a non-U.S citizen or foreign national from the United States. The U.S. federal government may order the removal of a foreign national from the country for violating immigration laws or committing an offense. Some common reasons for deportation include:
Being in the United States without a status (often referred to as "illegal")
Committing a crime
A criminal conviction
Conduct-based grounds, including alcohol addiction or drug abuse
Living in the United States after your visa has expired (such as a tourist or student visa)
Fraud or errors related to immigration documentation (lying on an immigration application or petition)
Violating any term or condition of your visa status, such as failing to update your address
Non-appearance or failure to appear at an immigration hearing
The removal process begins when the foreign national is placed into "removal proceedings." The removal proceedings start with a formal accusation or petition by U.S. immigration authorities that a non-U.S. citizen is removable.
Upon placing a person in removal proceedings, the Department of Homeland Security will file a "Notice to Appear" (NTA) with the Immigration Court. A copy of the notice will be served to the defendant asking him or her to appear before an Immigration Judge. The judge will review your case and determine whether to remove you or grant relief.
The Master Hearing is the first hearing in an immigration case. During the Master Hearing, you will be able to discuss with the government attorney and the Immigration Judge whether the charges filed against you in the NTA are correct. It is advisable to attend the Master Hearing with an experienced immigration attorney to ensure that your constitutional rights are well-protected.
Furthermore, the Immigration Judge will determine your eligibility for relief from removal. If you qualify to petition for relief, a deadline to file your application will be set by the Immigration Judge. Also, you will need to provide supporting evidence and documentation for your case. A subsequent Individual Hearing will be scheduled at that time.
The Individual Hearing is a trial that is used to determine whether the arrested person will be removed or granted relief to stay in the United States. During the hearing, the Immigration Judge will:
Evaluate the details of your case
Review all facts, pieces of evidence, and documents presented
Listen to your testimony
Determine whether to grant or deny your application
If the Immigration Judge denies your application, you will be removed or deported. If that happens, you may be allowed to appeal the judge's decision by filing an appeal within 30 days of the judgment. As long as your appeal is still under review, you will not be removed from the United States.
The possible defenses against removal or deportation include:
Not removable as charged
Requesting relief from removal
Filing for adjustment of status
If you are an undocumented immigrant or non-U.S. citizen in Immigration Court, you may still qualify for some form of relief from removal. These include:
A family-based adjustment of status
Seeking protection under the Convention Against Torture (CAT) for fear of persecution in your home country
Withholding of removal
Cancellation of removal
Cancellation under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
Adjustment of Status under the Immigration and Nationality Act
An experienced immigration lawyer can help review the details of your unique situation and determine whether you qualify for relief from removal.
Immigration laws in the United States are constantly changing. This makes it quite difficult to navigate immigration issues on your own. In fact, you can certainly miss out on your opportunity to avoid deportation or removal without proper guidance or experienced representation. Therefore, if you are facing the prospect of removal, retaining an experienced immigration law attorney to fight for your defense will be crucial to the outcome of your case.
Attorney Sabir of Sabir Law Group is committed to offering experienced legal guidance, strong advocacy, and reliable representation to clients facing deportation and removal issues. As your legal counsel, he will review all of the details of your case, explore your available legal options, and craft an effective legal strategy that is tailored to your unique circumstances.
Attorney Sabir will dedicate every available resource at his disposal to your case and do everything within his capacity to help ensure that you are not deported from the United States. He will help you seek relief from the federal government and do everything he can to help you pursue the best possible outcome for your case. Call or reach out to his office to schedule your own case consultation and put his experience on your side today!
Are you a non-U.S citizen facing possible removal? Contact Sabir Law Group today to schedule a one-on-one case evaluation. Attorney Sabir can offer you the comprehensive legal counsel and reliable advocacy you need to navigate your removal case. Attorney Sabir is proud to serve clients in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, and throughout the greater Philadelphia area, so call now to receive the legal counsel and support you need for your case!