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Protecting Immigrants' Rights in Deportation Proceedings in Fairfax County

In the challenging realm of U.S. immigration law, the possibility of deportation can be a distressing prospect for any immigrant. In these situations, it is important for an immigrant to understand their rights and the legal defenses that may be raised to prevent deportation. At The Law Firm of Ruiz Dougherty, PLLC, located in Herndon, Virginia, our dedicated attorneys are well-versed in the complexities of immigration law, and we are committed to advocating for immigrants who are threatened with deportation. We provide our clients with guidance on the options for defense, and we advocate on their behalf during legal proceedings in immigration courts, working to ensure that they can avoid removal from the United States.

How The Law Firm of Ruiz Dougherty, PLLC Can Assist With Deportation Defense

When navigating the labyrinth of immigration law and deportation proceedings, a skilled and experienced lawyer can play a crucial role, ensuring that an immigrant's rights will be protected and advocating for solutions that will allow them to continue living in the U.S. Our legal team offers comprehensive representation in deportation cases, taking the time to understand each client's unique situation and determine the most appropriate strategies to defend against deportation. We are committed to providing compassionate representation while fighting to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients.

Our lawyers can help determine the ideal strategies for defending against deportation, which may include:

  • Cancellation of Removal: This form of legal relief may be available to certain permanent residents and non-permanent residents who meet specific criteria. A person who has had lawful permanent resident status for at least five years and has lived in the U.S. for at least seven years may qualify, as long as they have not been convicted of an aggravated felony. Non-permanent residents may be able to receive cancellation of removal if they have been present in the U.S. for a continuous period of 10 years, possess good moral character, and have not been convicted of any crimes that would make them deportable or inadmissible. They will also be required to show that deportation would cause exceptional hardship for a close family member (their child, spouse, or parent) who is a U.S. citizen. Our attorneys can help gather the necessary evidence and present a compelling case to demonstrate that an immigrant meets the criteria for cancellation of removal.
  • Prosecutorial discretion: In some cases, immigration authorities may choose not to pursue deportation against an individual. This can take the form of administrative closure or termination of the case, allowing the person to remain in the U.S. temporarily. Our lawyers are skilled in negotiating and advocating for prosecutorial discretion by highlighting factors such as long-term presence in the United States, family ties, and lack of a criminal record.
  • Asylum: Those who are likely to face persecution in their home country may request protection against deportation, ensuring that they can continue living in the United States. Asylum seekers must demonstrate a well-founded fear of persecution because of their nationality, religion, race, political opinions, or membership in certain groups. At The Law Firm of Ruiz Dougherty, PLLC, our attorneys assist clients in preparing detailed and evidence-backed asylum applications, and we can also provide representation in asylum interviews and court hearings.
  • Adjustment of status: If a person qualifies to become a lawful permanent resident of the United States, they may seek to adjust their status during deportation proceedings. By applying for a Green Card, an immigrant may be able to remain in the United States. A person's legal status may be changed from non-immigrant to immigrant based on marriage, family relationships, or employment opportunities, as long as they are eligible under current immigration laws and have an approved or pending immigrant visa petition. Our legal team assists clients in navigating the complex requirements and paperwork involved in an adjustment of status.

Contact Our Herndon, VA Deportation Defense Attorneys

For immigrants who have received a Notice to Appear in immigration court or are involved in deportation proceedings, legal assistance is crucial. The experienced attorneys at The Law Firm of Ruiz Dougherty, PLLC can evaluate a person's case and explore all available options to defend against deportation. We understand that the stakes are high in these situations, and we are dedicated to providing effective legal representation and ensuring that an immigrant and their family will be able to maintain their lives in the United States. To learn more about how we can assist with deportation cases, please contact us at 571-441-2233 and schedule a free consultation.

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