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Removal Defense

Removal Defense

Santa Barbara Immigration Attorneys

If you are facing deportation, you need dedicated advocates to represent you. Removal defense can increase the chances of winning your case. Our team of immigration law attorneys at Appel & Morse is committed to your success, and will work tirelessly to help you remain in the country.

The process of removal from the United States involves appearing before an immigration judge. Facing immigration court alone can end poorly. If you are removed from the country, you may lose the right to return, even as a legal visitor. There are several forms of relief from deportation that can be requested during your hearing, such as:

  • Adjustment of status
  • Cancellation of removal
  • Suspension of deportation under the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NACARA)
  • Cancellation of deportation under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
  • Protection under the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT)
  • Asylum as a refugee
  • Withholding removal of refugees
  • Voluntary departure
  • Deferred action under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) programs
  • Motions to reopen or reconsider
  • Motions to terminate proceedings
  • Motions for Administrative Closure based on I-601A
  • Cancellation of removal

There are many options to fight your deportation. A knowledgeable immigration lawyer can help you find the best option for your unique case. You may be able to halt removal proceedings by producing supplemental information that can change your status as an immigrant and allow you to stay.

Notice of Hearing of Removal Proceedings

The proceedings for your removal begins with a Notice to Appear (NTA) from the Department of Homeland Security. The NTA will include the reason for deportation and will be filed with the immigration court that has jurisdiction over your place of residence. If the NTA is not properly served, and you are not notified of your court hearing, a deportation order entered in absentia can be rescinded by filing a Motion to Reopen. This will allow you a chance to defend yourself in court with your attorney’s assistance.

Contact Appel & Morris

Our firm puts your needs first, and we are ready to defend you. With over 40 combined years of legal experience, we offer confident, caring representation for your immigration case. We offer flexible appointment times, including weekends and evenings, and options for payment plans to make sure your case can get the legal assistance you need.

Contact our team of Santa Barbara immigration lawyers at Appel & Morse today for an immigration case evaluation. We offer $250 immigration consultations and can provide a written opinion for an additional $500.

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At Appel & Morse, we work to ensure our clients understand what is happening with their cases and how to best defend their interests. Our mission is to obtain the best results based on a true understanding of each client's unique circumstances.