Deportation and Removal Proceedings

Immigrants face removal from the United States if they are charged with a crime or are caught living or working in the United States illegally.

Retaining a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer is necessary if you want to remain in the United States. At the Law Office of Amira Al-Alami, we offer quality representation for immigrants who want to avoid deportation or immigration removal proceedings, as well as the possibility of losing their families. We provide advice and guidance in obtaining visas so people can remain in the U.S. legally.

Removal Hearings

Formally called deportation proceedings in immigration courts, removal proceedings determine whether an immigrant should be removed from the United States. During these proceedings, an immigration judge must decide whether a foreign national qualifies for removal or is eligible for relief under special circumstances, including:

  • Voluntary departure: Accused immigrants choose to leave the country of their own accord.
  • Cancellation of removal: Some people may be eligible for a cancellation of removal if they meet the specified requirements involving a specific number of years of residence in the United States, having good moral character and proving that the foreign national’s removal would result in extreme and unusual hardship to qualifying relatives.
  • Asylum: There are immigrants that are in the United States to escape political, religious, or cultural pressure and may be in danger if they return to their home country.
  • Adjustment of status: We can help you lawfully change your status to a permanent resident, which may cancel the removal proceedings. An experienced immigration attorney can be extremely helpful when trying to avoid removal proceedings. Because we focus exclusively on immigration services, our Los Angeles based practice is a solid choice for legal representation. We can defend you in removal hearings. We handle all removal proceedings for foreign nationals and their families. Contact us to discuss your situation with attorney Amira Al-Alami. Your first consultation is free.

Lawful Permanent Residence

Adjustment of Status

Adjustment of status within the U.S. is available for immediate relatives of spouses or parents of U.S. citizens provided the alien entered with a visa, even though the alien’s authorized stay has expired. It is also available to alien applicants who have obtained a labor certification indicating that there are no qualified or available Americans who are capable of performing the services the applicant does and provided the alien applicant is in authorized status. Also, for aliens of exceptional ability in the sciences or arts, they may apply for adjustment of status, if they are in authorized stay and they can prove that they possess current widespread acclaim and international recognition requiring exceptional ability.