If you or a family member has been detained, you need to act quickly in order to answer the charges on the “notice to appear,” determine if you are eligible for bond and begin to work on possible routes to relief. Immigration Attorney Kevin J. Block of Maui Immigration Law, LLC has a proven track record in securing the best possible relief for our clients and good relationships with the agencies that can help you.
If you have received a notice to appear, time is of the essence. Call our office at (808) 244-5858 today. We’re ready to help.
The Right Defense Strategy for Your Situation
Often, immigrants facing removal from the United States are required to appear before a judge in immigration court. There are a few possible legal defenses that may allow an individual to avoid being deported. Hiring an experienced Maui removal and deportation defense attorney can improve your chances of prevailing in court.
Some possible defense strategies for removal and deportation include:
- Asylum – Individuals with a fear of persecution when returning to their home country may be eligible to apply for asylum. This is often possible when fear is based on religious belief, race, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a social group.
- Adjustment of Status – When the individual is a spouse, widow, parent, or child of a United States citizen, it may be possible to have the judge adjust the immigration status to lawful permanent resident.
- Suspension of Deportation – In some situations, it is possible to apply for permanent residence through suspension of deportation. In order to qualify for this, the individual must meet certain conditions, such as continuous presence in the United States for seven years or more, deportation would place an extreme hardship on the individual or the spouse, children, or parents, and the person must be of good moral character.
- Abused Spouses – If the individual can demonstrate three years of continuous presence in the United States, it may be possible to avoid deportation. The battered spouse would have to show extreme hardship or extreme and usual hardship to the spouse, a citizen or resident relative.
In addition to these common defenses, there are other possibilities for avoiding removal and deportation. If you are facing deportation, it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible to determine if it can be avoided.
Request a Consultation Today
Kevin J. Block can evaluate your situation, answer your questions, and recommend the best defense strategy to help you avoid deportation. At Maui Immigration Law, LLC, we offer no-obligation consultations to give you the opportunity to get the advice you need.
If you or a loved one is facing removal from the United States, it is essential to contact an attorney immediately. Contact us to request a case evaluation today.