Deportation Defense Lawyer in Charleston

Maghzi Law Firm LLC offers deportation defense for individuals in North Charleston and beyond who are facing deportation from the United States. Thanks to Attorney Ameneh Maghzi’s thorough understanding of immigration law, our team will be able to provide you with legal defense with the goal to prevent the deportation and allow you to retain your residence in the U.S.

“I recommend this immigration lawyer to everyone. I hired her and she was very professional and very well organized.”

- Roshan V.

Preventing Deportation

Some of the ways that our representation could help prevent deportation include:

  • Helping you apply for permanent residency or guiding you through an adjustment of status: There are some cases when an application for permanent residency or an adjustment of status can be used as a defense to deportation. This can be a family-based petition or an employment-based petition. If this is an option for you, we will guide you through the process with the goal of preventing the deportation.
  • Renewing Form I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence: One of the reasons conditional permanent residence face deportation is due to failure to file the I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence in a timely manner. If this is your situation, we can help petition to renew your Form I-751 as a potential means of defense against the deportation.
  • Filing criminal waivers: Criminal waivers are available to some permanent residents who are being faced with deportation because of a criminal past. If this is the case for you, we can help you apply for permanent residency as well as file a criminal waiver to prevent the crime from causing your permanent residency to be denied.
  • Filing noncriminal waivers: Noncriminal waivers can be filed in order to obtain benefits like U visas, which are set aside for victims of crimes who have suffered from mental or physical abuse, or permanent residency based on a family relationship or employment. Noncriminal waivers might be required if you have committed a “crime of moral turpitude” or have engaged in another “bad act” like lying on a legal form.
  • Requesting prosecutorial discretion: Requesting Prosecutorial discretion in writing with evidence to the Department of Homeland Security. Prosecutorial discretion is the authority of an agency or officer to decide what charges to bring and how to pursue a case. Federal authorities can use this discretion by declining to move forward with deportation. In some cases, we can request this action and help you maintain residency.
  • Assistance with DACA application: DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, can be granted to individuals to provide administrative relief from deportation. The purpose of DACA is to protect eligible immigrant youth from deportation who came to the United States as children. At Maghzi Law Firm, LLC, we can help you understand if DACA is an option for you and can help make the filing process simpler.
  • Assistance with TPS and NACARA: TPS, or Temporary Protected Status, is a temporary status given to eligible nationals of designated countries in situations that make returning unsafe. We can help determine if your home country is one of these designated countries. Reasons that this might be the case include a situation of an ongoing armed conflict, an environmental disaster, and other dangerous circumstances. Another possibility for some individuals is seeking help through NACARA, or the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act. This is a federal law that allows certain immigrants from Nicaragua, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, and countries of the former Soviet Union can access immigration benefits and be relieved from deportation. We can help determine if you are eligible for one of these protections and help you obtain them.
  • Support navigating the process under VAWA: Under VAWA, or the Violence Against Women Act, certain victims of domestic violence crimes can be eligible for deportation relief. If you are in this situation, we can help you understand your options.
  • Filing a motion to terminate, if applicable: Motions to terminate can be filed to ask an immigrant court to terminate the charging document due to an issue with the charges. We can help determine if this is the case for your charges and assist with the filing process.
  • Filing a motion to suppress, if applicable: If the way you were detained by law enforcement was in violation of due process or applicable immigration regulations, there are cases when we can request the immigrant court to suppress the evidence and present the deportation process from proceeding.

Facing deportation? Maghzi Law Firm, LLC can help determine what your best possible option is for remaining in the United States. Call (843) 800-2750 or contact us online for an evaluation.
We serve clients in North Charleston and Charleston, SC.

Giving Clients Peace of Mind

What Makes Us Different
  • Driven

    Given the amount of skill and experience this team has, we pledge to leave no stone unturned and going above and beyond to provide the best immigration services tailored to your needs.

  • Resourceful

    With a large team on hand and English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Farsi language-speaking services available, we aim to provide all the resources you need to make the immigration process easier.

  • Relatable

    As an immigrant herself, founding attorney Ameneh Maghzi understands the difficulties of immigration and she has made it her mission to make the process as smooth as possible for her clients.

  • Experienced

    With our sole focus on immigration law, our firm is well equipped to handle a wide range of immigration services.

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