Deportation Defense Lawyers in Houston
About the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act
In 1996, several laws were passed that have caused a dramatic increase in the deportation rate of foreigners. These include the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA) and the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRAIRA). It is important to understand that the laws surrounding immigration matters contain harsh provisions that can lead to deportation for even small misdemeanors. As such, it is in your best interest to seek the legal support of Sebastian Simon Law Group, PLLC as soon as possible.
Understanding Deportation Laws
According to the IIRAIRA, if a person has been unlawfully residing in the U.S. for over 180 days, they are required to live outside of the U.S. for no less than three years. Should the individual have been living unlawfully in the U.S. for more than a year, it will take a minimum of 10 years before they are allowed back into the country. The only exception is if they have been granted a waiver.
Deportation is based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to:
- Illegal entry into the country
- Overstay of one's visa
- Violation of a visa
- Fraudulent activity
- Criminal conduct
Anyone who falls under one of these five categories may be looking at removal from the United States. Looking into the removal process and knowing what it takes to protect yourself from such action is imperative to obtaining positive results. Get the legal counsel that you need in order to move forward with your immigration matter with confidence!
The Process of Removal Proceedings
According to U.S. immigration law, if an individual falls under one of the aforementioned categories, they will receive a "Notice to Appear" (NTA) from the U.S. government. With this notice comes a removal proceeding where the government will seek to deport the individual in question. This is considered an administrative case and is not criminal in nature. Immigration Judges who work for the Executive Office for Immigration Review, under the U.S. Department of Justice, will ultimately make the final decision about whether they will be removed or not.
The government will never appoint an attorney to an individual in question. As such, it is imperative to secure the representation of a qualified Houston deportation defense lawyer that has experience in removal proceedings. We can help you complete various waivers that may allow you to remain in the United States.
If you choose to work with Sebastian Simon Law Group, you can rest easier knowing that you have a zealous advocate fighting for your rights, no matter the circumstances of your deportation. Allow the Houston deportation defense lawyers at the firm to review your case, prepare all supporting documents, and present a strategic defense for you or your loved ones.
Additionally, we will address each of your concerns and answer each of your questions every step of the way. You deserve to feel at ease amidst this complex and trying time. If an appeal is necessary, we will prepare the necessary legal brief for the Board of Immigration Appeals.
Begin building your defense today! Contact Sebastian Simon Law Group, PLLC to set up a consultation with a skilled deportation defense attorney in Houston.
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