Deportation and Removal Defenses


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If you are presently in removal or deportation proceedings to be removed from the United States, you may be barred from returning to the United States for many years. John J. Hykel is an experienced, dedicated attorney who will fight for you to keep this from happening. He represents clients who are also detained by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and in numerous cases, has been able to obtain their release. Further, Mr. Hykel has been able to have deportation or removal proceedings terminated and permanent residence granted to individuals who apply for:

  • Cancellation of removal – lawful permanent residents or nonpermanent residents who are subject to removal can apply for cancellation of removal.  If relief is granted, the alien will then be a lawful permanent resident;
  • Asylum –  Aliens can apply for asylum if they meet specific requirements.  If you are granted asylum, you can live and work in the United States and after one year will be eligible for permanent residence;
  • Waivers of Inadmissibility – When a waiver is permitted, the alien must meet the eligibility requirements for each ground of inadmissibility;
  • Withholding of removal under the convention against torture – Applications for withholding of removal are made on the same form as asylum applications (form I-589) and are made simultaneously with the asylum application. It is a more limited benefit than asylum.  Only an immigration judge hearing a case for someone in removal proceedings can grant withholding of removal.

Grounds for deportation include illegal entry into the country, crimes by green card holders, illegally, obtained visas or green cards and denial of citizenship during Naturalization proceedings. It is essential to have a good immigration lawyer on your side if you find yourself facing deportation or removal from the United States.

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