For many immigrants in Florida, there may be no greater fear than that of being deported. Deportation can mean separation from family and an involuntary return to a war- or crime-torn homeland. It means the end of a dream of building a new life in the United States.
Deportation proceedings can be initiated if the government believes an immigrant has committed a crime or violated immigration laws. Fortunately, the immigrant facing these proceedings has the right to fight deportation and the right to an attorney.
A number of defenses can be raised to deportation. The immigrant can contest the underlying claim of a legal violation or challenge the legality of the proceedings. Alternatively, the immigrant can seek relief from deportation by seeking asylum, refugee status or an adjustment of status to legal permanent resident. If deportation is ordered, the immigrant still has the right to seek administrative relief or appeal the deportation order. All of these options require prompt, aggressive action and a thorough understanding of U.S. immigration law and court procedure.
At the law firm of Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli & Pratt P.A. we have extensive experience representing clients who are facing the prospect of deportation. We have defended people from deportation and removal in immigration court and at administrative hearings.
We work hard to contest the government’s case and prevent deportation. We fight aggressively on behalf of our clients and have a proven track record of success. For more information about our deportation defense practice, please see our Immigration Defense Lawyers: Miami web page.