Deportation & Removal Proceedings
Dedicated Immigration Lawyers in Louisiana
Under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), “removal proceedings” are used to determine whether a non-United States citizen should be deported from the United States. The removal process has many steps and it is very complicated, from the initial notification that you are being deported, all the way to the final order of removal. If you or a loved one is facing deportation, you can take immediate action!
We Fight in Immigration Courts Nationwide!
At the Scott Law Firm, LLC, we have fought for the rights of our clients in dozens of immigration cases across the United States. If you are facing deportation, our attorneys may help you fight for cancellation of removal in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and throughout Louisiana. We are admitted to practice in all municipal and state courts in Louisiana, as well as federal Western and Middle District Courts of Louisiana.
Get informed about removal proceedings and prepare for the best possible chance to cancel the removal! Call our immigration attorneys at (225) 396-5262 today.
What Happens During Removal Proceedings
At the actual removal proceedings the immigration judge (IJ), will determine whether or not you can be deported. If the IJ determines that you can be deported, there are several different ways that a person can apply for relief from removal. When you work with our immigration attorney in Baton Rouge, we will explore all your options and determine the most effective method of relief available to you. Then, we will take swift action to obtain relief from removal.
Common forms of relief from removal include the following:
- Adjustment of Status
- Cancellation of removal
- Discretionary relief
- Voluntary Departure
Cancellation of Removal & Grant of Cancellation
Cancellation of removal is a highly effective form of relief available for individuals who have been placed in removal proceedings. Recipients of a grant of cancellation are then eligible for permanent residency in the United States! There are standards of eligibility for cancellation of removal, depending on whether a person is a lawful permanent resident of the United States (LPR), or a non-permanent resident of the United States (non-LPR).
Cancellation eligibility for LPRs include the following:
- LPR status for at least 5 years
- Continuously resided in the U.S. for at least 7 years
- Has not been convicted of an aggravated felony
- Is shown to be deserving of cancellation
Cancellation eligibility for non-LPRs include the following:
- Continuously resided in the U.S. for at least 10 years
- Has been of good moral character throughout residency
- Can show that removal would result in unusual hardship to family
- Is not barred by prior criminal acts
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A common requirement for both LPRs and non-LPRs is that the individual seeking a cancellation of removal, have not committed certain crimes. It is important to disclose any prior criminal convictions to your immigration attorney, so that they can determine whether or not you are eligible for any relief.
Don’t wait to find answers in Louisiana. Talk to our Baton Rouge immigration lawyer in a confidential consultation!
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