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Sometimes the U.S. government decides to require a foreigner to leave the United States. The process of “removal,” also known as “deportation,” begins with a document known as a “Notice to Appear” (NTA) issued by the U.S. government. The NTA instructs the person to appear in Immigration Court on a particular date, to “show cause” why he or she should not have to leave the country. It states the grounds under, or reasons for which the person must leave.
If you receive an NTA, do not try to represent yourself in the Immigration Court, but instead consult with an experienced immigration attorney without delay. Sometimes, an attorney can help you avoid removal through one of the following applications:
Voluntary Departure, or permission to leave the United States without a deportation order, so one might be able to return soon
Asylum, or permission to remain in the United States, due to a “well-founded fear” of persecution (serious loss of life or liberty), (2) because of one’s race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion.
Cancellation of Removal, permitting some permanent residents of 7+ years, or non-permanent residents of 10+ years, to remain in the U.S. The Immigration Court will determine eligibility after a lengthy application process and trial.
Adjustment of Status, for someone who is eligible for permanent residence through a family or employment relationship.
Deutsch, Killea and Eapen, based in Washington, D.C., will be happy to evaluate your removal case and to explain the possibility of, and potential problems with, keeping you in the United States.
Consult with our dedicated legal team in Washington, D.C. today
Contact our office for an accurate assessment of your chances of avoiding deportation, at 202-728-0820 or through our online inquiry form.