Zealous Advocacy In Deportation Defense

If you are an individual who is at risk of deportation, you have options and can fight back against the process you’re facing. However, it is vital that you have an experienced attorney during this challenging time. They can help you understand your situation so that you can make informed decisions as they build your case.

At Garcia & Qayum Law Group, P.A., our lawyers provide experienced and compassionate – yet aggressive – deportation defense services to clients in South Florida. Once you have received a Notice To Appear (NTA) from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security or have been detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or Border Patrol, the deportation process starts. Still, you can present your case before an immigration court to state why you want to stay on American soil.

Our Defense Deportation Services

Our lawyers are well equipped to guide you through various defense strategies based on your specific circumstances. It is crucial that they understand your case in detail and study the documentation so that they can determine which type of relief may apply to you.

Overall, there are two types of relief:

  • Discretionary relief: If a noncitizen has proof that they have family in the U.S. that can sponsor them, then they may apply for an adjustment of status. Other forms of relief include seeking asylum or a cancellation of removal.
  • Judicial and administrative protection: If a foreign national is accused and potentially convicted for a crime related to a drug crime, a firearm offense, a felony, moral turpitude, marital fraud or another similar offense, then they can appeal before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) to challenge a judge’s decision.

Even though a noncitizen has options to prove their case, the system can be complex and almost impossible to challenge without knowledgeable assistance. If this is the case for you, do not forget that you have the right to legal counsel.

Common Questions Throughout The Process

At Garcia & Qayum Law Group, P.A., our lawyers understand that you and your loved ones need clear answers. Below, they share answers to common questions they receive about deportation defense.

How Do I Know If I Have A Case?

An immigration attorney can help you define whether you have a case according to your documents, the circumstances of your detention or the reason behind your NTA. When you talk to a lawyer, you should provide every paper and detail to build strong arguments in your favor.

Do I Have To Answer The Questions Of Every Official?

No. You have a right to remain silent and to have an attorney. Noncitizens have rights that law enforcement should abide by. Legal counsel sometimes makes a difference between staying here or leaving the country.

What Do I Have To Prove If I Ask For Asylum?

As an asylum seeker, you must prove that you were subject to persecution due to political opinion, race, nationality, religion or membership in a social group. You must also pass the credible fear screening, where an immigration agent will determine whether it is more likely that you will be subject to torture or lose your freedom if you return to your home country.

Although there could be straightforward answers to your questions, the truth is that every case is unique. When you talk to one of our lawyers, they will ask for as many details as possible to provide you with effective legal counseling.

Call Today To Learn More

Our team is ready to help. Schedule your appointment today by calling 305-676-0048 or filling out this online contact form. We also serve clients from Fort Lauderdale, Dade and Broward counties. Se habla español.