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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.

Reasons for Deportation

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

  • Committing fraud

  • 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

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The Removal Process

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.

Removal Hearing

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.

Master Hearing

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.

Individual Hearing

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.

Possible Removal Defenses

The possible defenses against removal or deportation include:

  • Incorrect charges

  • Not removable as charged

  • Requesting relief from removal

  • Filing for adjustment of status

How You Can Qualify for Relief from Removal

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

  • Private bills

  • Seeking Asylum

  • 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

  • Voluntary Departure

  • Deferred action

  • Prosecutorial discretion.

An experienced immigration lawyer can help review the details of your unique situation and determine whether you qualify for relief from removal.

How an Immigration Law Attorney Can Help

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!

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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!