Deportation and Removal

Following the passage of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRAIRA) in 1996, deportation hearings came to be known as "removal proceedings." The passage of this law resulted in a wider net being cast, thus pulling numerous foreign citizens into immigration trouble over even minor offenses. 

A removal proceeding is an immigration court hearing to determine whether a noncitizen will be removed from the United States. Any person in the United States who is not a citizen of the country may be removed if he or she falls within one of the grounds of inadmissibility or deportability contained in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Even a lawful permanent resident (LPR or green card holder) may lose his or her residency status and be removed from the United States if he or she violates certain immigration law provisions. These violations generally include overstaying the period authorized, failing to abide by the conditions of one's status, or entering without proper documents. 

Jafri Law provides legal assistance for deportation and removal cases. This assistance includes the preparation and in-court presentation of an application for relief from deportation, removal or exclusion, any supporting documentation, and written and oral arguments to the Immigration Judge. We also offer representation for bond hearings, pre-hearing motions, FOIA requests and criminal background checks where applicable, cancellation of removal for LPRs, cancellation and suspension for non-LPRs, asylum and withholding of removal, and adjustment of status.

Removal proceedings require a detailed look at the circumstances and events surrounding the client's individual case. The strategy and options may vary widely from case to case. To determine the best course of action in your individual case, please contact our office to schedule a free consultation.