Deportation Defense Lawyers in Phoenix, AZ
Skilled & Aggressive Removal Defense in Immigration Courts
Maria Jones Law Firm has an excellent record for providing comprehensive and effective deportation defense for non-permanent immigrants and Lawful Permanent Residents who face deportation proceedings in immigration courts. Our Phoenix deportation defense attorneys understand the unique issues that face foreign nationals and Green Card holders, and we know how to take the right approach to avoid removal.
Continue reading for more information, or call our offices at (602) 603-4032 any time, day or night, for immediate assistance.
Due Process Rights for Foreign Nationals Facing Deportation
If you are a foreign national who has been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for being in the country illegally, in most cases you will not automatically be removed (deported) from the country. The Immigration and Nationality Act allows you due process rights.
You have the right to appear before an immigration judge during a removal proceeding and defend your ability to stay in US. The judge will weigh the evidence presented by you and by DHS Attorney before rendering his final decision. It is important to have an experienced attorney on your side in order to achieve a successful outcome in your removal case.
Deportation Defense Strategy: Cancellation of Removal for Non-Permanent Residents
One of the defenses available to you during a removal proceeding is called a Cancellation of Removal for Non-Permanent Residents. Your best opportunity to avoid deportation may be to hire experienced legal counsel. Our deportation defense lawyers have extensive experience in defending clients during Removal Proceedings, in order to help them to stay in the country.
During proceedings, we can request a Cancellation of Removal for Non-Permanent Residents. To be eligible for cancellation of removal, you must establish before a judge that:
- You have physically lived in the U.S. continuously for the 10 years prior to being served the Notice to Appear in immigration court.
- During the 10 year period, you cannot have been out of the country for longer than 180 days during that 10 year period, and one trip cannot be longer than 90 days.
- You have shown good moral character in that 10-year period.
- You have no aggravated felony convictions (drug crimes, theft, domestic violence)
- Your deportation would cause exceptional and extremely unusual hardship for your husband/wife, parent, or child who legally reside in the U.S.
Legal Relief for Permanent Residents in Threat of Deportation – Cancellation of Removal for Permanent Residents
Even if you have a legal status in the United States as a Lawful Permanent Resident, you can still be removed from the United States. If you are a Green Card holder and find yourself in danger of being deported or removed from the country, the removal defense lawyers at Maria Jones Law Firm can seek a legal remedy for you known as Cancellation of Removal for Permanent Residents.
You must currently be in deportation proceedings in front of an immigration judge for us to file an application for a Cancellation of Removal on your behalf. If the immigration judge approves your application, you may keep your lawful Permanent Resident status and remain in the country.
To qualify, you must:
- Be a lawful Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) for at last 5 years up to the time your application is filed.
- Have lived in the U.S. continuously for 7 years or more after being lawfully admitted to the country, and before you received a Notice to Appear at the removal proceeding.
- Have not been convicted of an aggravated felony.
During your hearing, we will present documentation to the Judge that demonstrates your eligibility for Cancellation of Removal. The judge has the discretion to weigh any past criminal offenses against other factors, such as your good standing in the community, service in the armed forces, consistent record of paying taxes, education, proof of rehabilitation, or solid family and business ties.
Did you know that the Judge’s decision is NOT FINAL? You have the right to appeal the immigration judge’s decision to the Board of Immigration Appeals.
Preserving the Rights of Non-Immigrants & Permanent Residents
Attorney Maria Jones and her legal advocates are well respected in Phoenix, and throughout the Southwest, for their continuance efforts in preserving the legal rights of immigrants from all parts of the world. We represent clients from Mexico, Central and Latin America, Haiti, Asia, Canada, Europe, and virtually any nation on earth.
We wish to help you remain in the United States with your family. Deportation is a great hardship that can be legally averted through Cancellation of Removal. Please call (602) 603-4032 to learn more.
I would definitely hire again.- Chuck
Maria Jones Law Firm is an outstanding firm and I would refer anyone to them.- Anonymous
Please call her before to get your papers started before the US makes our living here even harder.- Julianna
She was always prepared, on time, and kept us informed throughout the process.- Maria
Maria and her staff treated us like family.- Former Client