How to Prevent Deportation
There are many ways to prevent deportation depending on your situation. Some common methods include:
- Applying for permanent residency or adjustment of status through a family-based petition or employment-based petition.
- If you are a conditional permanent resident, renew Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residents in a timely manner.
- If you have a criminal record, file a criminal waiver to prevent your permanent residency from being 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.
Contact Maghzi Law Firm for Help
If you are at risk of removal and need help preventing deportation, reach out to our deportation attorney in North Charleston for guidance. With years of experience, Attorney Maghzi is prepared to help you every step of the way. Do not hesitate to contact her immigration law firm today. Services are available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Farsi.
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