Deportation Defense Lawyer in Anaheim, CA
Defend Yourself or Request Relief with Law Offices of Fady Eskandar
Deportation is the formal removal of a foreign national from the U.S. for violating immigration law. If you are accused of violating a law in the United States, you have the right to due process. This means you will have an opportunity to defend yourself and possibly prevent deportation.
Law Offices of Fady Eskandar can help. We can walk you through your removal hearings and help you seek relief. Our founding attorney, Fady Eskandar, is an immigrant himself, so he understands the challenges you are facing.
What Is the Removal Process?
The deportation or removal process begins when you get arrested for a crime, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) shows up at your door, and/or you receive a Notice to Appear (NTA) from ICE.
As soon as you are arrested, detained, and/or receive an NTA, you should contact a deportation defense attorney. You are entitled to legal representation during your removal hearings, which are the next steps in the deportation process. The purpose of your removal hearings is to determine whether you are subject to removal from the United States.
If the immigration judge finds you are subject to removal, you could be deported after your first removal hearing, also called the “master hearing.” Otherwise, you may have an “individual hearing,” which is the equivalent of a trial in a deportation case.
During your removal hearings, you may find that you are eligible for deportation relief. You can also give testimony and present witnesses and evidence to help prove that you are not guilty of the allegations against you – and appeal certain immigration decisions.
Requesting Relief from Removal
Immigrants can be removed from the United States for violating the Immigration and Nationality Act or any other United States law. If you are accused of committing a crime, and your immigration status is threatened, your individual hearing will be similar to other criminal defense trials.
If you are accused of violating the Immigration and Nationality Act, you may be eligible for deportation relief and need to argue that you are not removable as charged.
You may not be removable as charged if you are eligible for one or more forms of immigration relief, including:
- Family-based adjustment of status – for example, you are married to a U.S. citizen and qualify for legal immigration.
- Asylum – available to certain people who have fled their country due to persecution or the fear of persecution.
- Protection under the Convention Against Torture (CAT) – if you will likely be tortured if you return to your home country.
- The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) – relief for victims of domestic violence and child abuse.
- Cancellation for exceptional and extremely unusual hardship – available to unlawful residents who have been in the United States for 10 years or more and have qualifying relatives in the country.
- Deferred action – under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and other laws that put immigration cases on hold.
ICE agents and immigration judges have prosecutorial discretion, so they can choose to stop prosecuting your case if they have a good reason to do so.
Ultimately, getting relief from removal depends on the details of your situation and how well you can present your case.
Our Anaheim deportation defense attorney can help you through your removal hearings.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
According to the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), “legal representation is the single most important factor in determining whether someone will win or lose their case.”
To request deportation relief or protect your right to live and work in the United States, you need an attorney. Sadly, many people facing removal cannot afford lawyers.
This is why Law Offices of Fady Eskandar offers affordable representation and provides payment plans to immigrants in need.
Our firm prioritizes communication and offers compassionate services to people facing deportation.