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Deportation Defense Lawyer Long Beach

Deportation Defense Attorney Long BeachIf you are looking for professional and aggressive deportation defense attorney Long Beach or want to know more about deportation removal proceeding. We can help you in that, Our employment immigration attorney Long Beach offers comprehensive, individual, and affordable legal services for you.

We aggressively defend those in removal/deportation proceedings with all available forms of relief.

Forms of available relief include:

Elimination of the criminal convictions that provide the basis for deportation proceedings. Various remedies may be available including motions to vacate the convictions. Click here to see post conviction relief page.

Cancellation of Removal is an important legal remedy for both Permanent Residents and non-permanent residents who are in immigration court removal (deportation) proceedings.

This important form of relief is available for non-citizens who have resided continuously in the U.S.for at least five (5) years as lawful Permanent Residents and have resided continuously in the U.S. in any lawful status for at least seven (7) years. Also, a lawful permanent resident must not have been convicted of an aggravated felony. In addition, the applicant must establish that her or she warrants approval as "a matter of discretion."

Cancellation of removal as a non-permanent resident may be available to you. In order to qualify, you must: have resided in the U.S. continuously for ten (10) years in any capacity even though you may have entered the U.S. illegally.You must establish good moral character which includes a strong work history in the U.S. during those years. You must also demonstrate that your removal would result in exceptional and extremely unusual hardship to your qualifying relatives residing in the U.S. While these hardship requirements are very substantial, aliens who have US citizen spouses, children, grandchildren, and parents residing in the U.S. may be eligible for this form of relief.

Suspension of Deportation Use of waivers against excludability, inadmissibility, and deportability such as the recently revived waiver under section 212(c) of the INA for relief even from aggravated felony convictions which occurred before April, 1996. This all important waiver is available to eliminate deportation for even aggravated felony conviction(s) if:
1) The conviction(s) was obtained by a plea of guilty or no contest, before April 24, 1996
2) You were a lawful permanent resident at the time of the guilty or nolo plea
3) You did not serve more than five (5) years in state prison for any one conviction, and
4) You have at least seven (7) years of continuous lawful residence in the U.S. from the date the removal proceedings commenced (receipt of the Notice to Appear in immigration court).

Adjustment of Status with an I-601 or I-601A Waiver  If you have a basis for applying for Permanent Residency but are inadmissible for a health-related ground, for criminal conduct, for fraud or mispresentation, for unlawful presence, there are waivers available that would pardon these issues. See our web pages on waivers that discuss these waivers.

There are also two waivers of deportation grounds: one for material mispresentations and one for the domestic violence deportation ground for those that have already been admitted or are currently Permanent Residents in Removal proceedings.

Call a deportation defense lawyer Long Beach or a deportation defense attorney Long Beach today at (562) 494-1010 or email us for your confidential consultation.


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The Law Office of Janis Peterson-Lord is located in Long Beach, CA and serves clients in and around Long Beach, Hawaiian Gardens, Artesia, Harbor City, Wilmington, Cerritos, Bellflower, San Pedro, Carson, Paramount, Compton, Norwalk, Woodland Hills, Torrance, Lynwood, Santa Fe Springs, South Gate, Gardena, Bell, Huntington Park, Pico Rivera, Maywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Orange County.


Immigration Lawyer Long Beach

1383 Redondo Avenue Suite Two.
Long Beach, CA 90804
(562) 494-1010