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Hammond Deportation Defense Lawyer

Receiving a Notice to Appear (NTA) can be a terrifying experience. Most troubling of all is the uncertain future that you face in the wake of a deportation order. Even though the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has sent you a Notice to Appear, you still have rights. You can fight the order.

The government must show that they have a legal reason to deport an otherwise legal resident. On the NTA that you received, the DHS must list a valid reason to initiate deportation proceedings. The attorneys at Kriezelman Burton & Associates have successfully defended our clients from deportation orders issued by the DHS. With decades of experience, our compassionate staff understands that this country was built by immigrants who came here in the hopes of a better life. Today, the politics have shifted and anti-immigration sentiment is at an all-time high. Regardless, you have the right to fight a deportation order and with the help of our skilled Hammond deportation defense attorneys, you can keep your legal residence here in the U.S.

Grounds for Deportation in the U.S.

The government can not initiate a deportation unless it has valid legal grounds. While sometimes the only grounds it needs is that you have overstayed your visa, certain criminal offenses can also be cause to deport an immigrant. There are two kinds of criminal offenses that the government considers cause for deportation. These are “aggravated felonies” and “crimes of moral turpitude.” If you are not sure what that means, you are not alone. The types of offenses that qualify for these labels may differ depending on the current administration’s policies.

Generally speaking, an “aggravated felony” generally requires some form of violence, but moral turpitude is harder to define. Typically, these are crimes associated with vices such as prostitution, drug abuse, or interfering with the political process of the U.S. In past decades, affiliation with the Communist Party could be grounds for deportation.

Fighting Deportation in Immigration Court

You may have grounds to fight an allegation that some crime that you have committed rises to the standard of a deportable offense. In other cases, you may be able to apply for a waiver of inadmissibility or a cancel of removal. In cases where a permanent resident has strong roots in the community, legal and gainful employment, and is not affiliated with criminal enterprises, our attorneys can help you argue that you deserve relief from applicable immigration laws.

In addition, if you have pleaded guilty or been convicted of a crime, we can argue to the immigration court that your crime does not rise to the standard of a deportable offense.

Contact a Hammond Deportation Defense Attorney Today

The attorneys at Kriezelman Burton & Associates have successfully advocated on behalf of immigrants who were facing deportation orders. Give us a call to set up an appointment.