Removal and Deportation Defense
If the United States government believes that you should be removed or deported from the United States, or an individual is found “inadmissible” to the United States, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) will issue a piece of paper called a “Notice to Appear” or “NTA” which initiates court proceedings to determine if an individual is removable, deportable or inadmissible to/from the United States.
There are a number of reasons why a person may be deportable or excludable from the U.S. Individuals who are in violation of the terms of their visas are in danger of deportation. In addition, foreign nationals who commit crimes in the U.S. face the possibility of deportation.
If a person is not subject to expedited removal and is placed into removal proceedings, there are often many ways that a person may fight a deportation.
Immigration hearings are formal court hearings and should be taken very seriously as your immigration record may be permanently affected and you can be physically deported from the United States. In many cases, only an Immigration Judge can determine if you are removable, deportable or inadmissible, and whether you have relief from removal.
If the Immigration Judge denies relief, you may appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). The BIA has jurisdiction over decisions made by Immigration Judges.
Some of the most common forms of relief from removal are the following:/ We provide representation in the following areas:
- Adjustment of Status
- Cancellation of removal
- Crime Victims
Federal Court Litigation:
While most immigration matters involve administrative court proceedings at the U.S. Immigration Courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals, federal courts such as the Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Courts have jurisdiction over very significant immigration matters. In some instances, a decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals is so erroneous or constitutionally unmeaningful that a Court of Appeals review is necessary. In other instances, DOS inaction on an immigration application or benefit violates constitutional provisions. We provide representation in the following areas:
- Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
- Writ of Habeas Corpus Petitions
- Mandamus Actions
Colorado Immigration Attorneys at Murad & Murad have extensive experience in this area of U.S. Immigration Law.
To schedule a consultation, please call 303-449-5535.