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Skilled Defense For Deportation And Cancellation Of Removal

Being faced with deportation (also referred to as removal) is stressful and serious, but there are ways to fight removal. If you or a family member is facing deportation in Ohio, you need the help of the dedicated attorneys at Bartell, Georgalas & Juarez, L.P.A. Co., to pursue cancellation of removal.

If you or a loved one faces removal, it is important to address the situation in a timely manner and present a strong case to the immigration judge reviewing your case. Once a person is deported (or removed), their visa is cancelled and cannot be reinstated. For those with green cards, being deported means that the person is no longer a lawful resident of the United States.

Why Do People Get Removed?

A criminal conviction for any number of crimes is grounds for deportation. Those crimes include:

  • Murder
  • Drug offenses
  • Illegal firearms
  • Other serious crimes

People can also be deported for moral turpitude, which encompasses crimes like domestic violence and child abuse. Finally, individuals who are found to be in the United States illegally can be deported.

People who are in the United States illegally can be sent back to their home country without a hearing. Those with visas and green cards can apply for cancellation of removal, a process where you go before an immigration judge to ask that your status be changed from deportable alien to lawfully admitted for permanent residence.

There are different eligibility requirements depending on whether you are a permanent or nonpermanent resident of the United States. An experienced immigration attorney will be able to explain how the process works and help you prepare your case. Because the attorneys at Bartell, Georgalas & Juarez, L.P.A. Co. also practice criminal law, they are well prepared to assist you with cancellation of removal.

Proving You Qualify For Cancellation Of Removal

It is up to you and your attorney to prove that you are eligible for cancellation of removal. There are certain conditions that apply. For example, have you been living in the United States for at least 10 years? Would your deportation (removal) cause undue hardship to relatives living in the United States? Can you show that you are a person of good moral character?

Going to court and appearing before a judge can be intimidating. Having an attorney by your side means you don’t have to face the judge alone. Working with an attorney also means you will have help gathering appropriate documentation and advice and preparation for answering questions the judge will ask.

Because removal carries such serious consequences, the stakes are high and you want to do everything possible to increase your chances of getting the desired outcome. Our experienced immigration attorneys will be with you every step of the way, making sure you understand the proceedings and guiding you through the process. You can call us around the clock at 216-710-6700, or you can get in touch with us using this email form.