Being placed in Deportation proceedings is likely to be a very scary experience for an immigrant. However, being successful in Immigration Court is not impossible. However, it is essential that a person be represented by an immigration attorney. Please click below to learn more about the various forms of a relief that a person may apply for if they are placed in Deportation proceedings.
- Asylum: A person afraid to return to their native country may apply for protection in the form of Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and the United Nations’ Convention Against Torture.
- Cancellation of Removal: Cancellation of Removal allows an Immigration Judge to cancel a person’s removal allow them lawfully remain in the U.S. It is available to both permanent residents and to those who have never been granted lawful status in the U.S.
- Fraud Waiver (INA 237(a)(1)(H)): This is a special type of waiver available to a certain class of immigrants who fraudulently obtained their permanent resident status.
- Motion to Reopen: A person with an outstanding order of removal may file a “Motion to Reopen.” If granted, this has the effect of removing the prior order of removal.
- Prosecutorial Discretion: The process of closing your deportation case due to positive factors in your case.
- Voluntary Departure: Voluntary Departure allows a person to depart the U.S on their own. A person who timely leaves the U.S. under Voluntary Departure is not deported.