Serving The Immigration Needs Of The San Diego Area Since 1984

Deportation Remedies, Waivers and Asylum Lawyers

If you are involved in an immigration hearing or appeal you are likely concerned about the outcome of your case. Individuals in removal hearings come from a variety of circumstances. Maybe you had a tourist visa that expired. Perhaps you escaped a dangerous situation in your home country but now are undocumented. Maybe you were pulled over by a police officer for speeding and did not have documentation. Or, maybe you had a visa to attend university and you dropped out. However you arrived in removal proceedings, the situation is scary and unsettling.

At the Law Offices of Jan Joseph Bejar, A Professional Law Corporation, we can represent you in your removal or deportation hearing. Our experienced immigration attorneys are knowledgeable about the various remedies that can be used to defend you against deportation. If an individual is removed or deported from the United States, he or she is not able to return for at least 10 years. Therefore, presenting a strong defense in court is crucial to maintain the ability to live in the U.S.

We Create Strong Defenses for Our Clients

There may be a variety of arguments available for lawyers to make to defend you, including the submission of applications for waivers and asylum. One of the greatest strengths of our law firm is that we develop creative and ethical defenses for our clients. Often, we meet individuals who believe that their case is hopeless. When other attorneys have found no remedy for a client’s situation, our lawyers find a way. We simply do not take “no” for an answer; we find a way to give our clients hope. Some of the deportation defenses we are experienced in seeking include the following:

  • Cancellation of removal: For those persons who are not already permanent residents, if you meet certain strict qualifications, this remedy allows your status to be changed to a permanent resident. If you are already a permanent resident and are in removal proceedings for having committed a crime or violated the immigration law, even if not convicted, cancellation of removal provides an once-in-a-lifetime remedy to keep your green card despite the offense you committed.
  • Waiver: There are a number of different types of waivers or pardons that can be used to argue against your deportation. Under a variety of different circumstances, an attorney may be able to argue that the court should forgive certain violations of law you have committed. If you win, you may be able to stay in the United States.
  • Asylum: If you are an immigrant already present in the United States who is afraid to return to your home country for fear of persecution because of your race, religion, nationality, social group or political opinion, you may be eligible for asylum in the United States. Asylum allows immigrants to stay in the United States so that they will not be harmed. Asylum cases have very specific rules attached to them, and it is strongly advisable to work with one of our attorneys who can assist you in properly complying with those rules to avoid serious problems.
  • Convention against torture: If you are an immigrant afraid to go back to your country because you have a well-founded belief that you will be tortured when you return, your attorney may argue that you should be able to stay in the United States.
  • Voluntary departure: If the court rules that you are removable and have no way to remain in the United States, one option is voluntary departure. While this requires you to pay for your own ticket back to your home country, and in some cases this requires you to post a $500.00 departure bond, it also means that you will not be deported from the U.S. and will not be subject to the problems that a deportation order carries with it. You may still be barred from re-entering the United States and should consult competent counsel before making a decision.

San Diego California Immigration Waivers Attorney

Our San Diego immigration attorneys are experienced and care about the clients they serve. If you need deportation remedies, waivers and asylum attorneys to review your situation contact our firm for a personal consultation, please email us or call us at 619-291-1112.