Right now, there are over 300,000 nervous, probably frightened people facing deportation proceedings in front of an Immigration Judge. While many people assume that deportation is the automatic conclusion of the hearing, that is not true. The government must prove, with clear and convincing evidence, that the person is removable from the U.S. If the government proves that the person is eligible for deportation, there is still an opportunity to apply for relief from the deportation order. Some forms of relief would include status adjustment, asylum, the Convention Against Torture, legalization and registry. There are further opportunities to appeal the deportation decision to the Board of Immigration Appeals and the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals.
Anyone facing deportation should talk to an attorney experienced in these matters as soon as possible. There are a number of strategies that can be employed to legally stay in the U.S. Having a spouse or parent who is a U.S. citizen can qualify as a reason for avoiding deportation. However, having lived in this country for a long time (at least ten years) may also provide the necessary qualification.
Many people claim asylum, saying that they have a “well-founded fear of persecution” from the government of their country. The persecution can also be from a group that the government cannot control. If the person facing deportation can prove that they had been persecuted in the past, then the U.S. government must prove that those conditions no longer apply and that the person could return to their former country without being persecuted. Successful asylum claims can be very complicated.
Bell Law Office LLC focuses on naturalization and immigration services, including issues involving citizenship, deportation and residency. For over ten years, they have understood and been responding with urgency to their clients’ needs. The immigration process can be difficult to understand and they ensure that their clients are able to reach as satisfactory a conclusion as possible. Jessica Rodriguez Bell is a Professional Naturalization Attorney Cincinnati OH. She earned her Juris Doctorate from The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law. In 2010, Super Lawyers named Ms. Bell a Rising Star. Anyone faced with an immigration or deportation problem should call Bell Law Office for a free consultation.
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