Do you have questions about fighting deportation, immigration appeals, or applying for asylum?
You’ve come to the right place to start learning about fighting deportation, immigration appeals, or applying for asylum. Please keep in mind that these topics are very complex, and most people will benefit from the assistance of a lawyer. However, it can be very helpful to learn some of the basics before you talk to a lawyer so that you have a general understanding of the process and what questions you should ask your lawyer.
Deportation proceedings (also called removal proceedings) can be very complex and stressful. There are many different defenses to deportation and you should discuss your options with an immigration lawyer to better understand what will be the best option for you. Some of the options you may want to learn more about include cancellation of removal, waivers, voluntary departure, asylum, withholding of removal or relief under the Convention Against Torture. Learn more about deportation defense and immigration court cases.
Sometimes an initial application is denied. When this happens, you may be able to appeal the decision. The simple truth is that immigration law is very complex. Sometimes mistakes are made. At other times, the law is so complex that it may lead to a case being denied when it should have been approved. If you believe that the government made a mistake in your case, you should learn more about the immigration appeals process so that you can decide if you should appeal your case. Learn more about immigration appeals.
If you are afraid that you will face persecution or harm if you return to your home country, you should learn more about whether you may be able to apply for asylum. You should keep in mind that not everyone who fears returning to their home country will qualify for asylum and there are very specific things you need to show in order to qualify. If you do qualify for asylum, you will be able to live and work in the United States and will eventually be able to apply for permanent resident status which could lead to United States citizenship. Learn more about applying for asylum.