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8 Effective Strategies to Avoid Deportation Insights from KPB Immigration Law Firm

April 16, 2024

Navigating the complexities of immigration law, particularly when faced with deportation proceedings, can be daunting. However, there are avenues available that may help individuals avoid deportation and secure their status in the United States. At KPB Immigration Law Firm, our experienced deportation lawyers have successfully represented numerous clients in Immigration Court, utilizing a variety of strategies to protect their rights and interests. Here are eight effective ways to avoid deportation

  • Cancellation of Removal for Non-Lawful Permanent Residents: This defense to deportation provides a pathway to a green card for individuals in removal proceedings who meet specific criteria, including physical presence in the U.S. for 10 years or more and demonstrating "exceptional and extremely unusual hardship" to qualifying family members
  • Cancellation of Removal for Lawful Permanent Residents: Green card holders may be eligible for cancellation of removal if they meet requirements such as continuous residency in the U.S. for at least 5 years and good moral character.
  • Waivers: Depending on the circumstances, individuals facing removal proceedings may qualify for waivers under various provisions of immigration law, including waivers for certain criminal convictions or fraud.
  • Suspension of Deportation: While deportation proceedings initiated after April 1, 1997, are now considered removal proceedings, some individuals placed in deportation proceedings prior to this date may still be eligible for suspension of deportation under certain conditions.
  • Adjustment of Status: Eligible individuals, such as immediate relatives of U.S. citizens, may apply for adjustment of status to lawful permanent residents, potentially avoiding deportation.
  • Legalization and Registry: Individuals found qualified for legalization or "amnesty" by USCIS may be granted legal status, closing deportation proceedings. Additionally, registry may provide a pathway to lawful permanent residence for those who meet specific criteria.
  • Voluntary Departure: When no other relief options are available, individuals are advised to consider voluntary departure from the U.S. as an alternative to deportation, which may mitigate legal obstacles to return in the future.

At KPB Immigration Law Firm, we understand the gravity of deportation proceedings and are committed to helping individuals explore all available options to safeguard their future in the United States. Our experienced deportation lawyers provide personalized representation and strategic advocacy to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.

If you are facing deportation or have concerns about your immigration status, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our experienced legal team. Together, we can navigate the complexities of immigration law and work towards securing your rights and protecting your future in the United States.