Forms Of Relief From Removal

Foreign nationals find themselves in deportation or removal proceedings for many reasons. In these proceedings the Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) tries to deport certain aliens from the United States. Among the types of individuals routinely subjected to deportation proceedings are people who illegally entered the United States or people who, although they entered legally, have subsequently violated their status by remaining longer than permitted, working without permission, or or otherwise violated their status. Also commonly subjected to deportation are lawful permanent residents who have committed certain criminal offenses (regardless of how long ago the offense was committed).

Relief from removal is available in several forms. Not everyone will have relief available to him/her. Depending on the absence or presence of certain different factors, certain aliens under the following circumstances may be eligible to apply for relief from removal:

  • Long term permanent residents who have not been convicted of certain serious felonies;

  • Persons who have been in the U.S. for a long period of time and can show that being forced to leave would cause serious hardship
        to their family members who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents;

  • Persons who would be subject to persecution on account of political opinion, race, national origin, or membership in a particular
        social group if returned to their home country;

  • Persons who would be subject to torture or other physical harm if they were returned to their home country;

  • Persons who are married to U.S. citizens or can qualify for permanent resident status; and

  • Persons who are of good moral character and can pay for their trip home.
  • There are multiduinous immigration laws, federal statutes and regulations and court procedures involved in applications for relief from removal. The legal process is complex and could result in the denial of your application for relief and your removal from the United States if is not properly prepared and presented.

    If the application is put together and presented correctly and professionally by a qualified immigration attorney, the probability of achieving a successful result is greatly increased.

    The Bócsi Law Firm can be retained to represent you in your removal proceeding, or appeal, ensuring you that your application for relief from removal will be precisely and professionally prepared and persuasively presented.

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