Deportation and Asylum issues can be extremely frightening – and typically the only way to have a chance at getting the result you are looking for is by relying on an experienced trial attorney that focuses on immigration law.

I provide legal services for individuals and businesses that require the skills of an experienced attorney – and act as co-counsel to other law firms that require assistance in complicated deportation and asylum cases.

Just below, you’ll see that I detail these complicated issues a bit more – take a look and discover what lies ahead and how you should proceed if you, a family member or employee are facing deportation…or if you are considering asylum in the United States.


It’s no surprise that Deportation can be one of the most frightening experiences anyone can face. Deportation is simply the removal of a non-US citizen from the United States when the non-citizen is physically present in the United States and has not followed US immigration laws.

Exclusion or inadmissibility is used to prohibit a person from legally entering the United States. A person at the border (airport, seaport, etc.) who can be excluded from the United States may be subject to a process called expedited removal, which means the person can be physically removed from the U.S. without a hearing before an immigration judge.

There are a number of reasons why a person may be deportable, excludable, or removable from the United States. Individuals who are in violation of the terms of their visas are in danger of deportation and non-US citizens who commit crimes face the possibility of deportation whether the non-US citizen is a lawful permanent resident (green card holder) or not.

If a person is not subject to expedited removal and is placed into deportation proceedings, there are a number of defenses that may be raised to fight deportation. All require the services of an experienced immigration lawyer.

Here are just a few of the defenses that a talented attorney can rely on.



Asylum is typically thought of as being used by a refugee to escape some sort of persecution. And I have handled these types of cases before.

But what you might not be aware of is that asylum can sometimes be used to avoid deportation. A person may be eligible if it can be proved there was past persecution to the person or a well-founded fear of future persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, political opinions or membership in a social group.

Cancellation of Removal

A person may be eligible for cancellation of removal if the person has been physically present in the United States for a certain period of time. Other eligibility requirements apply depending on whether the person is a lawful permanent resident or not.


A waiver is an application to the US government to excuse one of the reasons a person would be deported or excluded. Many different types of waivers exist. One can seek a waiver to forgive certain criminal grounds of deportation, past misrepresentations to immigration officials, health-related grounds, unlawful presence, and more.

In 2013, the US government created a new provisional waiver of unlawful presence process for certain immigrant visa applicants who are currently in the United States and are the spouses, children, or parents of US citizens. The provisional waiver allows these applicants to receive a decision on the waiver before they leave the United States to apply for the visa.

Find out more about these and other ways to defend against deportation – or get assistance with asylum issues by contacting me today to arrange a consultation or by calling me at (813) 679-5780.