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Atlanta Deportation Defense Lawyers

Fighting for Your Right to Remain in the U.S.

Both immigrants with and without legal status may find themselves at the center of a deportation case. Typically, these cases require the knowledge and advocacy of an attorney who understands both U.S. immigration law and criminal law because criminal charges and convictions are often involved. At Velloza & Associates, LLC, our deportation defense attorneys are skilled in immigration and criminal law, giving you the advantage needed to stay in the U.S.

If you are facing deportation, also known as removal proceedings, it is extremely important to seek the help of an experienced team of removal defense attorneys in Atlanta. Deportation proceedings put you at risk for serious consequences, and you and your family may face permanent separation. Your spouse and children may have to leave with you to a country they do not know or understand. As a deported noncitizen, you may also be prohibited from ever being allowed to return to the U.S.

Connect with an Atlanta deportation defense attorney at our firm via our online contact form or by phone at (404) 620-6822.

Deportation Defense Under U.S. Immigration Law

Removal proceedings commonly begin with a “Notice to Appear.” This is the official document from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that regulates lawful immigration into the U.S. A Notice to Appear is usually issued based on violations of U.S. immigration law or criminal convictions. It will contain the government’s claims as to why you should be deported. These claims must be proven in court before an immigration judge.

Various grounds for removal from the U.S. exist for those here without legal status as well as lawful permanent residents (green card holders).

Reasons for Deportation

Examples of reasons for potential deportation include:
  • You entered the U.S. illegally (without property authority)
  • You violated the terms of your visa, such as overstaying beyond its expiration or becoming employed without permission
  • You were convicted of a crime
  • You committed fraud or provided inaccurate information/documentation on your visa application
  • You became a “public charge” within five years of entering this country
  • Your asylum application was denied or referred to a judge
  • You have smuggled others into the U.S. unlawfully

Your Rights in Deportation Cases

It is important to remember that you have certain rights when facing removal from the U.S. These rights include the right to a fair hearing as well as the right to an attorney. However, an attorney will not be provided for you by the government. In your deportation hearings before an immigration judge, you will have the opportunity to present evidence, such as your testimony and witness testimony, as to why you should not be removed. Your rights also include the right to an appeal to a higher immigration court if the judge rules against you.

Deportation Defense Strategies

Many legal strategies may be used to fight deportation which are too numerous to mention. However, our Atlanta deportation defense legal team at Velloza & Associates, LLC understands them all and will devise the strategy that is right for your individual circumstances. We will be by your side throughout all deportation hearings using our experience and legal skills to fight for a favorable outcome.

Connect with an Atlanta deportation defense attorney at our firm via our online contact form or by phone at (404) 620-6822 for help with removal proceedings in Georgia.

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