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Deportation, also known as removal, is the formal legal process during which the United States government orders a non-citizen to be removed from the country. There are a variety of reasons why a removal may be ordered, nearly all of which involve a violation of U.S. immigration law. The deportation process can be extremely difficult, emotionally complex and frustrating. With the assistance of experienced and committed New York City immigration lawyers from the Fisher Legal Group, you can equip yourself or your family member with the support and aggressive advocacy of a proven deportation defense legal team.

Removal proceedings first begin with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and can be filed against any non-citizen, including nonimmigrant visa holders and green card holders. The case will then be held in an immigration court overseen by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Depending on the circumstances involved; the defense plan, actions taken and various other factors, a judge may rule that deportation be dismissed or proceed as planned. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the agency responsible for carrying out removal orders.


The Immigration and Nationality Act lists six major categories that can subject a non-citizen to deportation. These include:

  • Inadmissibility at time of entry or adjustment of status, or violations of status
  • Criminal charges
  • Failure to register or falsified documents
  • Terrorism or security threats
  • Become a public charge or primarily dependent on the government
  • Unlawfully voted


Having worked with numerous clients, families and employers throughout our years of practice, our legal team is experienced in defending against deportation proceedings filed for any of these six reasons. With extensive knowledge of immigration law, USCIS procedures and the immigration court system, our firm can evaluate your case and determine where the most appropriate legal solution lies. We are capable of using numerous deportation defense strategies, including filing for registry or temporary protection status , cancellation and withholding actions, waiver applications, appeals proceedings, and others.

Deportation and removal actions are complex legal issues, but they can be handled competently and effectively by experienced legal professionals. Our legal team strongly advises anyone facing such issues to contact our firm as soon as possible. At the Fisher Legal Group, we’re in this together.

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