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Removal and Cancellations

Call a Manhattan Deportation Lawyer at (646) 355-1560

As a permanent resident or non-permanent resident, under immigration law you have the ability to request a judge change your status from deportable to being a lawful, permanent resident. If you have received a notice from the Department of Homeland Security in regard to your immigration status, don’t wait to retain the services of an immigration attorney.

Dial (646) 355-1560 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with a deportation attorney in Manhattan.

What Are Deportation Proceedings?

Removal proceedings begin when you are served with a Notice to Appear (NTA). This notice explains why Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) believes that you (the "respondent") are in the United States illegally. Within the next few weeks, the immigration court will send you a notice that informs you when your initial hearing will be. This is also known as the master calendar hearing (MCH). The hearing usually lasts no more than 15 minutes.

Be aware that the MCH can take place from a few months to a year after you receive the NTA. Make sure to remember the date and time of your hearing. If you miss it, you may lose your chance of fighting the removal. At worst, an automatic order of removal may be issued and you might not be able to return to the United States with any visa for at least 10 years.

How can a Deportation Lawyer Help?

Often one of the worst things you can do is wait to seek legal representation. This can be a costly mistake in the long run. By having an attorney on your side you receive legal advocacy and guidance throughout the process. Call the team at the Law Office of Patricia M. Machado, P.C. today for a consultation about your case.

How to Qualify for Cancellation of Removal

In order to strengthen your case against removal, it is important that you fall within the mandatory criteria.

These requirements state that:

  • You have been in the United States consistently for a minimum of 10 years.
  • During your time in the United States, you have been a person of good moral character.
  • You have not been convicted of any crimes that would make you deportable or inadmissible.
  • Your deportation could cause substantial hardship to your child, spouse, or parent who is either a United States citizen or is lawfully admitted for permanent residence.
  • Some cases of domestic violence may qualify.

For certain permanent residents, cancellation of removal may be available if you have lawfully been a permanent resident for at least five years, you have resided in the U.S. for at least seven years once being admitted under any status, and you have not received an aggravated felony offense.

Call (646) 355-1560 for Experienced Legal Representation

Our Manhattan office is prepared to represent you each step of the way. We’ll start with a consultation to get to know you more and to get up to speed on your case. Our office has decades of experience and we work extensively in immigration law.

Gain an advocate today by calling our office at (646) 355-1560 to schedule your appointment. Our New York City deportation lawyer is ready to help.

We Will Fight to Give Your Case The Best Possibility For Success.