Deportation and Removal Defense

Over the past decade, Sokhn Law defended many from deportation or removal from the United States. We will analyze your case thoroughly, present to you all promising legal options to resolve your situation, and advocate vigorously for you before the Immigration Court. We are committed to keeping families together and will do everything we can under the law in your defense from deportation or removal.

The deportation and removal process is similar to a criminal trial; however, it is not considered a criminal proceeding. Nevertheless, Immigration Court rules can be very strict. It is imperative that individuals not miss any hearings and follow all the judge's directions and orders. For this reason, it is extremely important that individuals in removal proceedings have effective representation.

The right to an attorney is one of the most important rights given to individuals in removal proceedings. However, the U.S. government is not required to provide an attorney free of charge.

We have extensive experience resolving various difficult removal issues including bond hearings for those detained pending deportation proceedings, applications for Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and Convention Against Torture as a defense to removal, applications for Cancellation of Removal, Applications for Permanent Residency based on marriage or family petitions, Waiver Applications based on hardship and other equities, defense from deportation or removal due to criminal convictions.

If you are currently in custody or are otherwise awaiting deportation and removal hearings, you MUST have an effective attorney. Sokhn Law can act immediately on your behalf.

Cancellation Of Removal

If you should find yourself placed in removal proceedings, contact Sokhn Law immediately. We can help. You may not be aware of the fact that you can apply for cancellation of the removal, as long as you meet specific criteria. The criteria are different depending on whether you are a lawful permanent resident or not. 

For Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs), you must have been an LPR for five years, continuously residing in the U.S. for seven years, and not have been convicted of an aggravated felony. Other factors, such as family ties, or hardship to your family should you be removed can weigh in your favor.

Non-LPRs face tougher requirements, including 10 years of continuous presence in the U.S., good moral character and no convictions under section 212 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Non-LPRs must also demonstrate that removal would result in “exceptional and extremely unusual hardship” to a citizen or LPR spouse, parent or child.

Cancellation of Removal can be complex. It will be to your advantage to have Sokhn Law work with you to determine your best opportunities.

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