Orlando Deportation Defense Attorneys
Protecting the Rights of Immigrants in Central Florida
If you or someone you love are in danger of being deported, you need to act quickly and hire an attorney. When your future and the livelihood of your family are at stake, you need to be represented by a firm that has proven success in handling immigration-related claims. NeJame Law’s Orlando deportation defense attorneys care about our clients and can protect your immigrant rights so you can stay with your loved ones in this country.
The Immigration and Nationality Act contains several grounds for the deportation of aliens, whether the alien is in lawful or unlawful status.
Some of the grounds for deportation include:
- Entering illegally
- Certain types of criminal activity
Whatever the grounds are, we have the capacity to investigate your case and gather the evidence we need to defend you against deportation proceedings,
What Is Deportation?
In the United States, deportation refers to the formal removal of an individual
from the country if they’ve violated some immigration law, such
as committing crimes or violating their visa.
If a person is not a United States citizen, a criminal conviction can subject them to deportation or removal from the United States. If a person has been convicted of certain criminal offenses, including simple or domestic battery, they may be subject to deportation from the USA regardless of how long ago the criminal conviction occurred, or how long they have been in the country, even a withhold of adjudication counts as a criminal conviction by the immigration officials, even if the record was sealed.
However, a person who has entered a plea of guilty or no contest to a criminal charge may have legal grounds to withdraw their plea if the Judge, or their attorney, prior to entering the plea, had not advised them that their plea could subject them to deportation. Prior to October 26, 2006, immigration law allowed a person two years from the date they are threatened with deportation from the immigration officials to file a motion to withdraw their plea. On October 26, 2006, the Florida Supreme Court in State v. Green severely reduced that time to two years from the date of their conviction. However, the Supreme Court did authorize people who were convicted prior to October 26, 2006 to be allowed two years from that date to file a motion to withdraw their pleas in such cases.
Top Reasons for Deportation
Any non-U.S. citizen may be subject to deportation if he or she:
- Violates immigration law
- Engages in fraudulent activities
- Is found guilty of some types of crimes
- Helps another alien to enter the U.S. illegally
- Endangers public safety or creates a risk of national security
- Engages in unlawful voting
If you or your family are not United States citizens and have previously entered a plea to a criminal charge, you may be subject to deportation. However, you may still be able to withdraw your plea if you were not properly advised of the consequences. The deadline to file such a motion is extremely limited. If you are not a United States citizen and have a criminal record, it is important that you discuss with a criminal defense attorney what consequences that record will have on your ability to remain in the United States. A person in deportation proceedings may be eligible for some type of relief that would prevent a deportation order.
Contact Our Experienced Firm for Help
Our immigration and criminal defense attorneys are skilled and have represented hundreds of clients in the past. We value your privacy and will keep any information strictly confidential.
Call our law firm today to speak with one of our Orlando deportation defense attorneys at (407) 500-0000.
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- Immigration FAQs
Q:How long does a deportation process take?
A:It depends on what state the person is in. Generally, the deportation process takes between 1 and 2 years.
Q:What happens if the cancellation of removal is denied?
A:Depending on the facts, there may be alternative relief if the cancellation of removal is denied.
Q:Who qualifies for cancellation of removal?
A:There are two types of cancellation of removal: non-LPR cancellation and LPR cancellation. The requirements for each are slightly different. Generally, you must prove you have lived inside the U.S. continuously for a certain period of time, you must demonstrate good moral character, and you will need to show exceptional and extremely unusual hardship.
Q:Can a deportation be reversed?
A:It depends. If new facts are available, a deportation case may be reopened.
Q:Is voluntary departure considered removal?
A:Typically, voluntary departure is not considered removal and will generally not have a negative impact.
Q:Can you come back to us after being deported?
A:It depends. We would need to know the reason for deportation.
Q:Can I be deported if I am married to a U.S. citizen?
A:Yes, you can still be deported if you are married to a U.S. citizen.
Q:How do I know if I have a deportation order?
A:You can submit an FOIA request to EOIR.
Q:Is expedited removal deportation?
A:It can be considered deportation and the consequence is a 5-year bar.