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Types of Relief from Deportation

If you have been placed in Immigration Court, you may be able to request relief from deportation and avoid being removed from the United States. Voluntary Departure, Prosecutorial Discretion, and Cancellation of Removal are all types of relief that we have talked about before, as they are usually some of the most common ones amongst all types of relief.

Applying for any type of relief from deportation means that you need to prove that you are eligible for such relief. The following is a non-exhaustive list of other types of relief available from deportation, and some considerations:

Asylum. This protects those who have fled persecution or fear future persecution at home. Asylum grants legal status, a work permit, and a green card.

Family-based Adjustment of Status. You can request a Green Card through a family member, most likely a U.S. Citizen. Adjustment usually requires legal entry into the U.S. The legal-entry requirement has exceptions.

VAWA. The applicant must show they have been “battered or subjected to extreme cruelty” by a “qualified relative” and meets other standards, including three years of physical presence in the U.S. and good moral character.

Deferred Action. This is a U.S. government agreement to keep your case active (neither give you legal status nor deport you), but this allows you to not be deported, live in the U.S., and gives you the chance to eventually.

If you or someone you care about has been placed in Immigration Court and you want to appeal their stay with Immigration Court, give us a call now.

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