Facing a deportation is an overwhelming experience for anyone, and you deserve to have the right lawyer in your corner when dealing with these challenging circumstances. The right lawyer is crucial for determining how you should proceed in this situation. Mistakes made anywhere in the deportation process could mean that you miss out on valuable opportunities to avoid being deported. It might seem like your choices are limited, but a California immigration lawyer can help you figure out what to do next. Every year, thousands of families are left dealing with the fallout of immigration issues leading to deportation.
The government may move forward with deportation proceedings against you or someone you love as a result of allegations that you entered the U.S. illegally, an expired visa, a work visa that is terminated due to you being fired from your job, if you have a criminal conviction, or if you were in the U.S. on a K visa and your engagement is broken or you get divorced.
You may have multiple avenues available to you at the outset of your case, but the longer you wait to get help, the higher the chances are that you’ll be dealing with serious problems and issues within the system. Your immigration lawyer in California should be contacted right away to give you the best possible chance to fight deportation. Some of the options your attorney might pursue include:
- Waivers or pardons for crimes
- Asylum, indicating that you have a reasonable fear of persecution in your country of origin.
- Temporary protected status if you are currently involved in helping the U.S. with solving a crime.
- Cancellation of removal, which involves people who have good moral character, those who have been living in the U.S. for at least ten years, and would face extreme hardship if forced to return home.
- Adjustment of status, which is available if you entered the U.S. originally with a nonimmigrant visa. Your lawyer can help you pursue lawful permanent resident status.
- Temporary protected status, which applies if your home country is unsafe temporarily because of natural disasters, warfare, or political instability.
To learn more about how a lawyer can help with a pending immigration issue, contact our offices today.