Essex County Deportation Defense Attorneys

Deportation and Removal Defense in Bloomfield, NJ

The mere thought of a loved one being deported can send a family into crisis mode. This is a situation seen by families living in the United States almost every day. If a loved one has been found to be out of status or has been arrested for a crime, they may find themselves in detention and en route to being deported. Often, families of individuals in detention centers are given little to no information and many times, don’t realize that their loved one has been sent out of state. When these situations occur, it is essential that the loved ones of a detained individual contact an experienced immigration attorney who can fight for the future of your family. The Law Offices of Christopher T. Howell, Esq. understands how stressful this time can be. For strong and effective legal representation when it matters most, contact the Law Offices of Christopher T. Howell, Esq. today.

Reasons for Deportation

When an individual who does not have citizenship in the United States commits unlawful activity, they are at risk for deportation. Some of the illegal activity that frequently results in deportation actions can include marriage fraud, fraudulent documents, status violations, unlawful presence in the United States, and illegal acts of employment. If you have a loved one who is accused of committing any of these unlawful actions, it is critical that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney as soon as possible. These matters are very time sensitive, so it is important to act quickly. Contact the Law Offices of Christopher T. Howell, Esq.

Deportation for Immigration Law Violations

Immigration laws in the United States are stricter than ever. If you or a loved one violates one or more of these laws, fears of detention and deportation might quickly become a reality. People who are unlawfully living in the United States can face deportation for a number of reasons, including but not limited to the following issues:

  • Unlawful entry
  • Overstaying a visa after lawful presence has expired
  • Marrying a legal resident or citizen for fraudulent immigration reasons
  • Fraudulent declaration of citizenship
  • Fraudulent evidence of admissibility
  • Fraudulent immigration documents

Deportation for Criminal Acts

When an individual commits a crime of moral turpitude, it means that they have gone against societal morals and may be deported as a result. These crimes include murder/homicide, rape, assault, robbery, fraud, theft/larceny, drug crimes.

What is an extreme hardship waiver?

One of the few protections that those who have violated immigration laws may be able to explore when trying to avoid deportation is an extreme hardship waiver. This is also referred to as a 601 waiver. This exists to inform the USCIS that if you were to be returned to your country of origin, you would face extreme hardship.

You must provide evidence of extreme hardship when being assessed by the USCIS. A few examples of extreme hardship include the following:

  • A parent or spouse depends on you for medical care
  • A parent or spouse depends on you for financial reasons that will not be fulfilled from the country of origin
  • A parent or spouse needs your assistance to pay their financial debts in the United States
  • A parent or spouse needs support in caring for another sick family member

Contact a NJ Immigration Attorney

If a loved one is facing detention or deportation, speaking with an attorney as soon as possible is of the utmost importance. While your loved one’s immigration or deportation status is of great concern, knowing their rights are being protected by an attorney who will work zealously to protect them can be a relief. We recognize what a stressful situation this can be for you. We will effectively and compassionately guide you through it. Contact the Law Offices of Christopher T. Howell, Esq. today to discuss your case.

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