Deportation defense means keeping families together. It means helping you fight for your future.
Our lawyers know what's on the line in a deportation defense case and what frightens you. We have been helping people protect their immigration rights for decades.
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Deportation cases can be lonely and scary proceedings. For that reason, our entire team of attorneys is committed to providing you with legal services in the context of a personalized relationship.
We will get to know you and you will get to know us. In fact, we designed our firm's offices and lobby to enhance your feeling of being at home and being at ease with us.
It is our philosophy that by working closely with you, we gain the facts we need to build a successful deportation defense for you. Our experience means we can take those facts and apply the law to them in a way that makes sense in your unique circumstances.
Put your well-being in our hands. We will do the worrying for you. You will also rest easier knowing that we have handled cases like this many, many times before. You will have the benefit of our years of knowledge and understanding regarding those hidden pitfalls that can trip up people facing deportation.
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Get the benefit of our years of experience in these matters. Call us in Bloomington from throughout Minnesota to schedule an initial appointment: 952-479-8242. You can also reach out to us by email.
A person placed in deportation proceedings may have several options to fight their case and avoid being removed from the United States.
First, if the person is married to a US citizen or has a US citizen child over the age of 21, they may be eligible to benefit from a family based visa petition. This could then lead to the court, or USCIS, granting Adjustment of Status to Lawful Permanent Resident - green card.
Second, if the person is afraid to return to their home country because of persecution, they may be eligible to apply for Asylum. This, too, can eventually lead to permanent residence.
Third, if a person has been the victim of a crime in the United States, they may be eligible for U visa. It is important to note that these forms of relief can be applied for affirmatively, that is, before a person is placed in deportation proceedings. Again, this can lead to permanent residence.
In addition to the relief options above, another possible defense is Cancellation of Removal. This is a type of relief that is only available to people in deportation proceedings and cannot be applied for affirmatively. A person in deportation proceedings who is a Permanent Resident can apply for cancellation of removal if:
1. they have been a permanent residence for at least 5 years;
2. have resided in the US continuously for 7 years; and
3. they have not been convicted of an aggravated felony.
If the person in deportation proceedings is NOT a permanent resident, they can still apply for cancellation of removal if:
1. they can prove that they have been living in the US continuously for 10 years;
2. that their deportation would cause exceptional hardship to their US citizen or permanent resident family members;
3. they have good moral character;
4. and they have not been convicted of certain crimes.
The Immigration Attorneys at Martin Law have been winning deportation cases for many years. Please call us if you need help.