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Types of Relief from Removal in Houston

Learn More About the Possible Defenses to Deportation

If you are subject to removal from the country, you recognize what is at stake for you and potentially for your family. There are a number of possible defenses against deportation. Our Houston immigration attorney can help you identify the best option for your situation and pursue the best remedy. A few types of relief from removal that may be available for undocumented immigrants facing deportation in a immigration court room may include asylum, adjustment of status, and suspension of deportation & cancellation of removal. By working with Sebastian Simon Law Group, PLLC, you can have confidence in the zealous advocacy you deserve.

Our firm can address all of your concerns and provide answers to your questions. Call us at (713) 839-0639 to begin building a powerful defense based on your situation.

What Are My Options Against Deportation?

If you are an alien with a criminal conviction, you must immediately work with an immigration lawyer in order to avoid serious immigration consequences. There are numerous other reasons for potential removal from the country and several options for relief.


In some cases, aliens can pursue asylum in the country if they meet all of the following requirements:

  • They have a legitimate fear of persecution in their country of origin because of a protected characteristic, such as their race, religion, social group, etc.
  • They are classified as a “refugee”
  • They are free of a criminal record with an aggravated felony

In some cases, an alien with a criminal conviction can still pursue withholding of removal or pursue protection under the United Nations Convention Against Torture article.

Adjustment of Status

You also may be able to file Form I-485 for an adjustment of status. This would change your United States immigration status from nonimmigrant to immigrant. You would be required to meet several qualifications for a green card and file under one of the categories:

This is most frequently used for individuals who are married to a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, or if a family member has filed a petition on your behalf.

Suspension of Deportation & Cancellation of Removal

Cancellation of removal is a discretionary form of relief for those who are subject to removal so long as they meet the eligibility requirements. Suspension of deportation is similar to the cancellation of removal but applies only to aliens who apply under § 244 of the Immigration and Nationality Act or the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act.

Get the Legal Help You Need from Your Immigration Attorney

Every case is unique and the proper form of relief will entirely depend on your situation. If you are wondering what form of relief will best benefit you, reach out to us at your earliest convenience. Whether you have been convicted in the past or are dealing with any other situation, we encourage you to speak with our Houston deportation defense lawyer at once!

Success Stories

"We helped a client get his case approved based on marriage (USC wife petitioned for Mexican husband). The case was initially denied when he applied on his own. USCIS thought they didn't have enough proof of cohabitation. In addition, there were discrepancies during the initial interview. USCIS was claiming marriage fraud. Attorney Sebastian Simon refiled everything, went to the interview and case got approved."

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