Deportation Defense Attorneys Suzanne E. Vazquez and Maud Poudat regularly defend clients before the Orlando Immigration Court. Both Maud and Suzanne are certified as experts in immigration law by the Florida Bar and they also have experience representing clients at the Broward Transitional Center in Pompano Beach, the Miami Immigration Court and Krome (Miami).
Most of the clients we defend from deportation are in removal proceedings as a result of:
If you or a loved one find yourself in removal proceedings, you want the best representation possible because a noncitizen normally receives only one chance to prove that he or she should not be removed. You need a deportation defense attorney like Suzanne E. Vazquez or Maud Poudat, who will fight for you! The consequences of an order of removal can be severe. A noncitizen may not be able to return to the United States for 5 years to life.
In the removal proceedings, the immigration judge first must decide whether there is a valid reason to remove a noncitizen. We can analyze the charges against you to make sure they are valid. There are many reasons to remove a noncitizen, including fraud, abandonment of lawful permanent residence, unlawful presence, and criminal convictions. The immigration laws regarding conviction of a crime are particularly complex, so removability on that basis often maybe challenged. If a challenge is successful, the removal proceedings are terminated (dismissed).
If the government meets their burden of proof (when they have the burden of proof) or the Immigration Judge sustains the charges against you, the Immigration Judge will decide any forms of relief from removal you are eligible to apply for. Examples of these applications for relief from removal include:
In immigration Court, a person must have “relief” – meaning a person must be eligible for a specific type of immigration benefit – in order to be able to avoid a removal order. Examples of applications for relief from removal include:
If your application for one of these types of relief is granted by the Immigration Judge, then your removal proceedings will be over, and you can remain in the United States with your new granted status.
If an Immigration Judge denies your application for relief, you can file an administrative appeal with the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) within 30 days of the date of the Immigration Judge’s decision.
If your options for remaining in the U.S. are very slim, you might consider asking for "voluntary departure". Voluntary departure is not considered removal and it may allow you to come back to the U.S. in the future. If voluntary departure is granted before the final order of the Immigration judge (Pre conclusion), it is granted for 120 days. If granted at the conclusion of proceedings, it is given for 60 days.
The immigration laws surrounding the removal proceedings are very specific and subject to various court interpretations. If you have been placed in removal proceedings, you should seriously consider hiring us to fight the charges that have been brought against you and to seek any possible relief that may be available to you. You increase your chances of remaining in the United States by hiring our board certified immigration attorneys who will help prepare your claim and fight your case before the Immigration Judge and if necessary, the BIA. Call our office today to schedule a consultation with one of our expert attorneys, Suzanne Vazquez and Maud Poudat!
If you or someone you know is placed in removal proceedings or deportation, call our Immigration Law Firm today. Suzanne E. Vazquez and Maud Poudat are certified as experts in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Florida Bar and may be able to help with your deportation case. Our legal team includes a Hispanic immigration attorney who also speaks Spanish and French. Please call us during office hours at (407) 674-6968. If you have an emergency after office hours please call us at (407) 925-2554 and we will contact you shortly. You may also fill our online form or send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you right away.