DEPORTATION DEFENSE / IMMIGRATION COURT
When the Department of Homeland Security detains a loved one or family member, it is a very daunting feeling. To know that the federal government, with all its resources, will be seeking to deport you or your loved one can only be one of the most frightening moments in life.
If you or a loved one is facing deportation and removal, it is critical that you have an experienced immigration attorney at your side. Attorney Angela Suh has built a solid reputation helping clients avoid deportation by providing aggressive and effective representation. We have extensive experience representing immigrant clients before the immigration courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), and the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Our attorneys defend against deportation and removal in courts in all fifty states and throughout the United States.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) initiates deportation, now known as “removal proceedings” with the service of a Notice to Appear. The Notice to Appear is a document which orders the individual to appear before an immigration judge and provides notice of the alleged immigration law violations.
When the immigration court receives the Notice to Appear from DHS, the court schedules a removal hearing before an immigration judge. There may be one or multiple hearings, depending on what happens in the case. The two parties in the hearing are the individual named in the Notice to Appear and DHS.
The DHS attorney represents the government and seeks to prove that the individual should be removed from the United States.
Removal proceedings begin with a “master calendar” hearing, where the immigration judge ensures the individual understands the alleged immigration law violations. If the government is able to establish that the individual is removable from the United States, the immigration judge will schedule an “individual” hearing, the trial in the matter, where both parties present the merits of the case to the immigration judge. There is no jury. Just an immigration judge, deciding the outcome of your case.
The outcome of many removal proceedings depends on whether the individual is eligible for relief from removal. Immigration law provides specific types of relief from removal to individuals who meet specific criteria. In such cases, individuals must prove that they are eligible for relief.
Some common forms of relief include:
- Cancellation of removal
- Adjustment of status
- Withholding of removal or deportation
- Suspension of deportation
- Waivers of deportability & inadmissibility
- Voluntary Departure
- Prosecutorial Discretion/Administrative Closure
We fight for you. We will defend your right to stay with your family or to continue your life here. To discuss your case and see how we can defend your case, contact us today at (213) 739-8889.