Attorneys for Deportation/Removal Defense and Bond
Deportation and Removal Defense in Illinois and Throughout the U.S.
Deportation has the potential to undo all of the efforts an immigrant has made to get into the United States and remain there. It threatens to separate them from their family as they are sent back to their country of origin. Deportation and removal proceedings are serious, and retaining an immigration law attorney is the best way for an immigrant to reduce the chance that their deportation proceedings will result in removal from the United States.
Illinois immigration law attorney Mary Helen Reyna understands how important avoiding removal is to each client who has been threatened with deportation. When a client is facing deportation, Ms. Reyna works hard to help them obtain eligibility for immigration relief. When they are deemed eligible, she provides effective advocacy aimed at achieving the client’s main objective, which is usually avoiding deportation. Since deportation and removal proceedings typically take a long time, it is a good idea that any person facing removal seek release during the process. Reyna Law Office, P.C. can help any client who is facing deportation pursue release on their own recognizance or on bond.
Cancellation of Removal
There are many reasons an immigrant may face deportation, including but not limited to:
- Criminal issues - If a person is charged with a crime, they may face deportation proceedings which would send them back to their country of origin.
- Failure to maintain visa status: Depending on the term's of a person's visa, an immigrant may face deportation if they violate the terms of their visa. For example, if the terms include not working in the United States but the immigrant is found to be employed, they could be deported. Likewise, if the visa is expired and the immigrant continues to stay in the country, they may face deportation and removal.
- Unreported change of address: If an immigrant moves within the United States and does not inform U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) of their change of address within a certain period, they may miss important correspondence and be ordered removed.
A lawful permanent resident can usually pursue cancellation of removal if the following conditions are met:
- They have lived continuously in the United States for seven years after gaining admittance to the country;
- They had Lawful Permanent Status (LPR) for at least five of the seven years;
- They have never been granted cancellation of the removal in past removal proceedings; and
- They have never been convicted of an aggravated felony.
An undocumented resident may pursue eligibility for cancellation if they have lived in the United States for ten consecutive years while maintaining good moral character and if they can prove that their removal would result in extreme and unusual hardship to a spouse, parent, or child, who is a United States citizen or a legal permanent resident.
As an immigration law attorney, Ms. Reyna works to obtain a cancellation of removal whenever it is possible to do so. She understands that there is a lot at stake, and she puts her legal experience to use to find a way to accomplish cancellation of removal for each client who is eligible.
Adjustment of Status
Adjustment of status is another way that an immigrant facing deportation can obtain relief from removal. Adjustment of status provides an immigrant with the additional benefit of becoming a lawful permanent resident. An individual may be able to obtain an adjustment of status if they are admissible for permanent residence and there is an immigrant visa immediately available for them at the time they apply for said status. For that reason, a person who can apply for an immigrant visa in connection with a spouse or other family member has a better chance of obtaining adjustment of status than one who has no family connection. In either case, Attorney Reyna understands the adjustment of status process and can help an individual who may be eligible to pursue this form of relief from deportation.
Providing Deportation and Removal Defense and Bond Services in Illinois
Each immigration client has unique circumstance and unique needs, and the goal of Reyna Law Office, P.C. is to take care of those needs, whatever they may be. Whether a client is seeking cancellation of removal, adjustment of status, or some other form of relief from deportation, Reyna Law Office, P.C. can help. Contact Reyna Law Office, P.C., at 630-759-0101.