If you are at risk for deportation or removal from the United States, an immigration lawyer may be able to help you. Contact a law firm before it’s too late. They typically offer a free and confidential initial consultation to discuss the specifics of your case. After gaining an understanding of your circumstances, an immigration lawyer may be able to tell you if you are eligible for relief from deportation in one or more ways. There are numerous ways in which the proceedings to deport you from the United States may be halted. With the help of an immigration lawyer, you may be able to avoid deportation using one or more of the following method:

·         Waivers under certain legislated rules and restrictions, though few people qualify for deportation relief in this way.

·         A cancellation of orders for removal or deportation for an individual who holds a green card or a non-green card.

·         Adjustment of immigration status

·         Voluntary departure of the country

·         Suspension of deportation, though this is a highly unusual occurrence.

Winning in a Deportation Case

Ultimately, the decision of whether or not an individual will be deported is up to the immigration judge assigned to the case. There are several criteria that the judge is expected to consider before making a ruling. Your immigration lawyer will present accurate information to the judge that is favorable to you and may make all the difference in receiving deportation relief.  Everyone’s circumstances are different, but an immigration lawyer may submit some or all of the following information to the court when arguing on your behalf:

·         The length of time you have resided in the United States. Whether or not you have a green card, the longer you have been here, the better it is for your case.)

·         The individuals in your immediate family, and their direct relationship to you, who are United States citizens or green cardholders. This helps to establish that you have a strong network of family who supports you in various ways.

·         Your employment history and length of time at your current and previous jobs. Having a job is important as it shows you are a responsible individual who is not a financial burden to the country.

·         Written proof of the tax payments you have previously made on the income you have earned while working in the United States. Even if you do not have a social security number, you can pay income taxes after obtaining an Internal Revenue Service Individual Taxpayer Identification Number. Though you may currently not be in the United States legally, it is important for your immigration case to pay taxes on your income. Our immigration lawyer can provide you with more information about this.

·         An overview of your community involvement such as volunteer work, church, etc.

·         Your history of violating or not violating criminal laws as well as immigration laws.

·         If you have a criminal history in the United States, the extent and nature of your penalties and rehabilitation for those crimes.

·         The negative impact on your family members who are legally in the United States should you be deported. For instance, if you are their sole financial provider and you were to be deported, they may also have to leave the country.

·         Additional positive or negative information that is pertinent to your case as determined by your immigration lawyer.

To learn more about the legal services a lawyer can offer, like an immigration attorney in Virginia from The Federal Practice Group, contact a law firm and request a free consultation with an immigration lawyer.