Relief from Deportation or Removal
United States Relief from Deportation Lawyer
Member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
- Are you a foreign national in deportation proceedings?
- Are you married to a United States citizen?
- Do you have a United States citizen parent?
- Do you have a U.S. citizen child who is at least 21 years old?
- Are you a long time permanent resident recently put in deportation proceedings?
- Have you been in the U.S. for at least ten years?
- Did you get convicted of a crime prior to April 1, 1996?
- If eventually forced to leave the U.S., do you want to return?
If so, please contact Phillip Eichorn, Co., LPA for a consultations to discuss whether you are eligible for relief from deportation. Attorney Eichorn is an experienced deportation defense lawyer, dedicated to serving the needs of foreign nationals and their families. With strategically placed offices in Cleveland, Columbus, Charlotte, and Raleigh/Durham, we provide effective legal services to clients in Ohio, North Carolina, and across the United States.
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Many foreign nationals may be eligible to stay in the U.S. and obtain lawful status even while in deportation proceedings. There are many forms of relief from deportation. Some of the most common forms of relief from deportation are listed below. Others such as asylum, voluntary departure, and waivers for specific conduct [212(h) & 212(i)] are also available. Contact me to determine if you are eligible.
Helping Foreign Nationals Avoid Deportation and Removal
Adjustment of Status: Aliens who are admitted and inspected or paroled into the United States may apply to adjust their status to permanent residence. Adjustment of status gives the applying alien permanent resident status. The applicant must be eligible and granting the adjustment application is discretionary (the positives must outweigh all negatives). Only an immigration judge can approve the application if the applicant is in removal proceedings.
Cancellation of Removal: Aliens in removal proceedings may also apply for cancellation of removal. There are certain eligibility requirements and the granting of the application is discretionary. If granted, the removal is cancelled and the applicant will be a lawful permanent resident. There are two primary forms of cancellation of removal:
Cancellation for Lawful Permanent Residents: Cancellation of removal for permanent residents is available to an alien if the person:
- Has been an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence for not less than five years,
- Has resided in the United States continuously for seven years after having been admitted in any status, and
- Has not been convicted of any aggravated felony.
Cancellation of Removal for Non-Permanent Residents: Cancellation of removal and adjustment of status for nonpermanent residents, (previously known as suspension of deportation), is available to an alien who:
- Has been physically present in the United States for a continuous period of not less than ten years immediately preceding the date of such application
- Has been a person of good moral character during such period
- Has not been convicted of a criminal offense or security or terrorist related crime, and
- Establishes that removal would result in exceptional and extremely unusual hardship to the alien’s spouse, parent, or child, who is a citizen of the United States or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence.
- 212(c) Waiver: Former section 212(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) allowed eligible, long-standing lawful permanent residents (green card holders) of the United States to apply for a discretionary waiver by an Immigration Judge if placed in removal proceedings. This is a waiver of certain criminal offenses, including those involving moral turpitude or the illicit traffic in narcotics. This waiver can be used only for convictions prior to April 1, 1996. As with all forms of relief, eligibility requirements must be met and the relief is discretionary
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Please contact Phillip Eichorn Co., LPA today. I can help ensure your rights are protected during this experience and I can give you the best chance to succeed when petitioning for relief from deportation. Philip Eichorn Co., LPA, has offices in Cleveland, Ohio, and in Charlotte, North Carolina.