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Deportation Defense

Deportation and Removal Defense Attorney in NYC

Effectively Representing Immigrants in Manhattan for 15+ Years

At Smotritsky Law Group, PLLC, we provide skillful, effective legal services for immigrants from all around the world. Our deportation lawyer in NYC has developed an in-depth understanding of both U.S. immigration law and the unique difficulties immigrants face, especially those involving deportation. We are equipped and ready to help you fight threats of removal and protect your status in the United States.


Call (212) 969-8570 today to schedule your free consultation with our deportation defense lawyers in NYC.
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What to Do When Facing Deportation

If you have been detained and threatened with deportation, you may have several potential arguments that could help you remain in the United States.

One way to effectively contest deportation proceedings is to prove that you are not actually removable. For example, if you are a lawful permanent resident and have not violated any of the terms of your residency, the government may not have sufficient grounds to deport you.

Stopping a removable proceeding will be more difficult, however, if you entered the U.S. unlawfully, overstayed your visa, or otherwise violated the terms of your immigration status. If you are removable for these reasons, there are circumstances under which the government may grant relief from deportation. You may, for example, be eligible for asylum status or a waiver, and our deportation lawyers in NYC have the skills and experience needed to fight for these forms of relief on your behalf.

Offenses & Mistakes that Can Lead to Deportation Proceedings

Depending on your immigration status, there are a variety of crimes that can put you at risk of being deported:

  • Crimes of moral turpitude, such as rape, drunk driving, or domestic abuse
  • Aggravated felonies, such as engaging in child pornography, theft, or murder
  • Falsely claiming that you are an American citizen
  • Failure to notify USCIS of a change of name, address, or other critical identifying information
  • Any other crime listed in 8 USC § 1227

What Are Removal Proceedings?

Removal proceedings, also known as deportation, is when the U.S. government determines an individual who is not a U.S. citizen must be removed from the United States.

Below is an overview of removal proceedings:

  • The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) serves the individual with a Notice to Appear (NTA).
  • Removal hearings are held before the immigration judge. They decide if the alien’s actions make them removable or if they are eligible for deportation relief.
  • Next, comes the initial hearing or master calendar hearing. Do not miss it or an automatic order of removal will be issued, which means you will not be able to return to the U.S. for 10 years.
  • Seek out an experienced deportation attorney before your merit hearing so they can work with you in creating a solid strategy against the attorney for DHS.
  • Attend the merit hearing, where your case will be represented. The immigration judge will decide if you will be deported or not.

Facing removal? Reach out to a deportation attorney in New York at Smotritsky Law Group, PLLC. Call (212) 969-8570 for a free consultation.

Supporting You Every Step of the Way

Whether you are facing deportation or simply applying for a visa, too much is at stake to go through an immigration process alone. Allow our team at Smotritsky Law Group, PLLC to handle your case and fight for your best interests. We are fully prepared to give you the trustworthy legal counsel you need to make informed decisions as you interact with government officials during this unnerving time.

Call (212) 969-8570 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation today.

What You Can Expect with Smotritsky Law Group

  • Communication

    We speak English, Spanish and Russian and we are always prepared to provide detailed updates on your case.

  • Convenience

    We promise to be at your side when you need us most. Our main office is conveniently located right next to the New York Immigration Court.

  • Affordability

    Not only do we provide free consultations for our clients, but we also offer payment plans for our services.

  • Experience

    With over 15 years of experience, our team is prepared with the knowledge and skill needed to handle your unique immigration case.

Fighting to Protect You, Your Loved Ones, & Your Future

In addition to identifying whether you are removable and whether there are any exceptions applicable to your case, we are prepared to protect you throughout the entirety of your case. We can advise you on all matters related to deportation, including preparation for deportation hearings, immigration bonds, pleading guilty or no contest, using prosecutorial discretion to your advantage, and more.

We are also willing to provide flexible payment plans to clients who are unable to pay the full cost of legal representation all at once. If you require deportation defense services but are concerned about the cost, please connect with a member of our team to find out how we can help.

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