Have you or a loved one been detained by ICE? Have you been placed into removal proceeding and are worried you will be deported out of the United States?
The Law Office of Robert C. Buckley provides removal & deportation defense in the most challenging of cases -- those involving aggravated felonies and controlled substance convictions. Unfortunately for some, current immigration law is particularly harsh on permanent residents and undocumented individuals convicted of aggravated felonies and/or controlled substance related crimes.
But there is hope.
The Law Office of Robert C. Buckley will aggressively pursue all avenues of relief available -- including motions in state criminal court -- to vacate guilty pleas that were not entered with a full understanding of the immigration consequences involved. This can result in a vacatur of the underlying criminal conviction and a basis for terminating removal proceedings.
Individuals in removal proceedings as a result of an aggravated felony and/or controlled substance conviction can face mandatory detention (which means they are ineligible to even have a bail hearing).
The Law Office of Robert C. Buckley has experience handling cases like this and may be able to file a writ of habeas corpus in federal court to order the immigration judge to schedule a bail/bond hearing.
If your deportation/removal case does not involve and aggravated felony or a controlled substance conviction you may be eligible for other forms of relief, including a waiver, adjustment of status (even "readjustment" of status) or cancellation of removal, depending on the circumstances.
Common Defenses to Removal
1. Applications for Permanent Residency / Adjustment
of Status: While most green card applications are filed before someone
is placed in removal proceedings, it can occasionally be used as a defense to
deportation. Call for a free
2. Renewal of Form I-751 Removal of Conditional
Residence: It is not uncommon for a conditional permanent resident to
be placed in removal proceedings if he or she fails to timely file the I-751
petition to remove condition on residence of if the I-751 is denied. Call for a
3. Criminal Waivers: Criminal waivers -
such as 212(c), 212(h) and EOIR-42A Cancellation of Removal for Legal Permanent
Residents - are available to certain permanent residents who are being charged
with deportability due to a criminal past. Call for a free consultation.
4. Noncriminal Waivers: A noncitizen in
Immigration Court proceedings may need to file noncriminal waivers to obtain
benefits such as U visas or permanent residency based on a family relationship
or employment. These waivers most often have to be filed simultaneously with
other applications, but are sometimes required in order to prevent deportation.
Call for a free consultation.
5. Asylum, Withholding of Removal and Relief under
the Convention Against Torture: Those present in the United States who
have suffered harm, or fear that they will suffer harm upon return to their
home country, may be eligible for asylum, withholding of removal or relief
under the Convention Against Torture. Call for a free consultation.
6. Prosecutorial Discretion: In some
circumstances, the government attorney may exercise his or her discretion and
close or terminate removal proceedings against an individual. Call for a free
7. Motions for Administrative Closure based on
I-601A Eligibility: Some individuals who are married to U.S. citizens
or have U.S. citizen parents may be eligible to ask the Immigration Judge to
close proceedings while they file an I-601A waiver. Call for a free
visas: Certain victims of crimes who are helpful in an investigation
of the crime may apply for U visa status and obtain work authorization in the
United States. Call for a free consultation.
9. DACA: Certain individuals who were
brought to the U.S. as children, attended school in the U.S. and have not been
outside of the U.S. for too long can apply for Deferred Action for Certain
Childhood Arrivals. Call for a free consultation..
10. TPS and NACARA: The U.S. government
designates certain countries for Temporary Protected Status or "TPS"
if conditions in that country temporarily make a person's return unsafe, or if
its government is unable to sufficiently handle the return of its nationals. Call
for a free consultation..
11. VAWA and VAWA Cancellation of Removal:
Victims of certain crimes involving domestic violence may be eligible for
relief under the Violence Against Women Act. Call for a free consultation.
Non-Legal Permanent Resident Cancellation of Removal: In some cases, an
applicant can have his or her deportation proceeding canceled and obtain lawful
permanent resident status if he or she can establish (1) Physically present in
the U.S. for at least 10 years before Immigration Court proceedings began; (2)
Good moral character for 10 years; and (3) That a U.S. citizen or legal
permanent resident child, spouse, or parent will suffer extreme and
exceptionally unusual hardship if the individual is not allowed to remain in
the U.S. Call for a free consultation.
13. Motions to
Terminate: If the charges on the government's Notice to Appear are not
correct, an applicant may be able to file a Motion to Terminate removal
proceedings. Call for a free consultation.
14. Motions to
Suppress: If an individual was detained by law enforcement or immigration
in violation of constitutional due process, it might be possible to terminate
Immigration Court proceedings. Call for a free consultation.
Departure: An individual in removal proceedings may want to request
voluntary departure in place of being ordered removed / deported. Call for a
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