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Deportation and Removal
When it comes to finding Dallas deportation lawyers that will handle your case with compassion, assertiveness, and a thorough knowledge of your rights under the law, there's no better choice than the experts at McGregor & Oblad, PLLC. We're dedicated to defending you and your loved ones from deportation or removal, and helping you to understand the legal process, the timeline for most deportations, and the best ways to prevent it. In these situations time is of the essence and it is vital that you find an experienced attorney that can assess all available options for those facing deportation. Some of the more common ones are:
Adjustment of Status
In certain situations, a person facing deportation may be able to adjust status to that of a lawful permanent resident based on certain family relationships or on other qualifications. This may include readjustment of status for individuals who already have been granted permanent resident status. Our attorneys will analyze your case to see if you or your loved one is eligible for this type of relief.
Frequently immigrants in immigration court qualify for certain waivers. A waiver is an application to request the government to disregard the time an immigrant spent in this country illegally, or to disregard other aspects that lead to deportation. We will help you to know if you qualify for a waiver, will explain the benefits of utilizing the waiver process, and will help you to put together a persuasive case.
In very limited circumstances, it is possible that an individual has become a US citizen at birth or later automatically by operation of law. Our office has prevented the deportation of qualifying individuals and helped them receive proof of their previously unknown citizenship. Depending on the law in effect at the time, certain individuals that were born abroad may be able to apply for a document certifying that they are a US citizen.
Cancellation of Removal
In some circumstances, immigrants are eligible to have their deportation cancelled. Cancellation of removal is often difficult to obtain. In addition to other requirements, this form of relief requires the demonstration of good moral character, a period of continuous presence in the US, and that removal would result in an exceptional and extremely unusual hardship to that person's citizen or resident spouse, parent or minor child. We will help you to understand if you qualify, and whether asking for cancellation of removal is right for you.
Relief for Victims of Abuse and Certain Crimes
The Violence Against Women Act provides relief for certain individuals by allowing victims of domestic violence at the hand of certain citizen or resident relatives through either VAWA Adjustment of Status or VAWA Cancellation of Removal. Among other things, a VAWA applicant must demonstrate good moral character as well as proof of battery or extreme cruelty. These cases involve a very sensitive subject. Our attorneys have received extensive training in representing and counseling clients who have suffered abuse. We take a great deal of satisfaction in working with them and helping them secure a life free of abuse. In addition to VAWA, T and U Nonimmigrant status and visas are available for certain victims of human trafficking and certain crimes.
Asylum, Withholding of Removal and Relief under the UN Convention Against Torture
We help people from around the world who are fleeing persecution in their home countries. For many facing deportation, asylum, withholding of removal and relief under the CAT can be a valuable defense. In general, these types of relief require proof that an individual fears or may be harmed if returned to his or her country and usually on certain protected bases, including race and religion. We will discuss with you whether you qualify for these types of relief, and whether you have a good case.
At the very least, we highly recommend most persons detained by ICE (INS) seek voluntary departure rather than deportation. Voluntary departure permits a person two key benefits: 1) being able to leave on his or her own schedule and 2) keeping a deportation off his or her record. Depending on the facts of your case, Immigration Judges may grant you up to 120 days in order to prepare your affairs before departing at your own expense. Perhaps more important than this additional time in the US, keeping a deportation order off your record may enable you to more easily seek immigration benefits in the future. For a low fee, we help clients obtain a voluntary departure order from the immigration judge and help ease the process of this difficult time.
Why Choose McGregor & Oblad
McGregor & Oblad, PLLC has helped immigrants from around the world facing deportation proceedings. The law and process are constantly evolving and changing but always complex, making it difficult for people to understand their legal options. Often in immigration law, the stakes are high and the consequences of losing a case are often very severe. A good immigration lawyer knows the law, understands the legal process and relates to the client in order to provide the best service possible. Our attorneys will help you assess your options so you can know the best course of action in your individual case.
We offer a low initial consultation fee of $75. We also offer limited weeknight and weekend appointments. Please call 214-720-9555 for an appointment.