Being placed in removal (deportation) proceedings is understandably a stressful and trying experience. Individuals are entitled to competent legal representation when in removal proceedings, but free counsel, similar to public defenders in criminal cases, are not provided by the U.S. government.
If you are facing deportation or removal, you want an experienced immigration attorney to protect your rights. If you do not attend your immigration hearing, you may be ordered removed in absentia. Criminal convictions as well as exits from and reentries into the United States can complicate removal proceedings and require competent legal representation in order to give an individual the best chance of success.
I will appear with you at each of your immigration hearings and assist you with applying for relief from removal before the immigration judge. There are various forms of relief for which you may be eligible to apply, including applications for cancellation of removal, asylum, withholding of removal, relief under the U.N. Convention Against Torture, adjustment of status, stays of removal, various waivers, requests for prosecutorial discretion, and voluntary departure. Depending on the legal issues involved in your case, there may also be the need to file a motion to reopen or reconsider, an administrative appeal, or a request for judicial review. I will work closely with you and your loved ones to determine if we can successfully defend your case, and will be a strong and compassionate advocate for you.