When you are a lawful permanent resident (a green card holder) but have been put into removal proceedings, the consequences can be disastrous. Being deported can cause you to lose your job, your friends and, most importantly, can tear apart your family. Deportation can be prevented in many cases, but it takes fast and determined actions by a knowledgeable New York City immigration lawyer. For over 4 decades, lawyers at Feiner & Lavy P.C., Attorneys at Law have assisted individuals who are in danger of being deported and we are fully prepared to help you and your family. We purposefully keep our fees reasonable and emphasize superior customer service so that you can have your attention where it should be, on getting your immigration situation favorably resolved.
Immigration laws have been routinely revised and permanent residents formerly used Section 212 (c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act to obtain a waiver which permitted them to legally stay in the U.S. This section was cancelled by Congress and relief from deportation can now be achieved by the process known as cancellation of removal. Unfortunately, this is a much more restrictive law that 212 (c) and in order to utilize it, you must have been a resident for 5 years, may not have been convicted of an aggravated felony and must have resided in the U.S. with any immigration status for 7 years.
We will review your case to see if cancellation of removal is the best way to proceed. If not, there may still be a way to use the relief provided by a 212 (c) waiver. Thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, lawful permanent residents who plead guilty and were convicted of a crime at the time that 212 (c) was in effect may still be eligible for the same relief that they would have had.
If this applies to your situation, we then proceed to proving to the court that the many favorable aspects of your case should result in efforts to deport you being cancelled. Your family connections in the U.S., your history of being employed and paying your taxes, any business or property ties, evidence of your good character and other factors may all be used in your favor.
Quickly contact a New York City immigration attorney when you are a lawful permanent resident but have been placed into deportation proceedings.
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