Deportation and Removal Issues

Illinois Deportation and Removal Defense Lawyers

Representation for Deportation and Removal Issues in Aurora, Kane County, and Throughout the State

For individuals who are not U.S. citizens, there is always the possibility they may someday face removal proceedings. Immigration laws are complex and tend to change rapidly, and there are a number of reasons an immigrant could encounter a deportation or removal issue. Before you can be removed, however, a hearing must be held. If you or a family member is facing this kind of issue, it is important to have a smart and aggressive lawyer to help and defend you.

For over 25 years, the attorneys at Kinnally Flaherty Krentz Loran Hodge & Masur P.C. have successfully represented clients in all types of immigration and citizenship matters. Our lawyers are aggressive advocates for immigrant rights, and we work tirelessly to protect the interests of our clients. One of our senior attorneys is also a former lawyer, examiner, and instructor for the Immigration and Naturalization Service. His unique experience gives us an in-depth understanding of the inner workings of the U.S. immigration system. We put this experience to work for you by exploring every legal avenue to prevent removal and preserve your immigration status.

Common Deportation and Removal Issues

There are several reasons an immigrant may be subject to removal. Some of the most common include:

  • Temporary Visa Expiration: If an individual enters the country on a temporary non-immigrant visa and is still in the U.S. after the date of expiration, he/she may face removal. If you have a temporary visa that will soon expire, it is important to pursue an extension or adjustment of status if you wish to stay here longer.
  • Unlawful Presence: For individuals who enter the country without proper documentation, overstay a visa, falsify documents to gain entry into the U.S. or are otherwise present in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act or another federal law, an encounter with a legal authority can trigger removal procedures.
  • Termination of Conditional Permanent Residence: Individuals who marry U.S. citizens are initially granted conditional permanent residence. However, this status may be terminated if the government determines that the qualifying marriage was not legitimate.
  • Criminal Issues: Certain criminal convictions can trigger removal proceedings for non-U.S. citizens. If you are facing any type of criminal charge, speak with a knowledgeable immigration attorney before entering a plea to discuss its implications on your immigration status. There are some instances when a deal can be reached to preserve your legal status in the U.S.

At Kinnally Flaherty Krentz Loran Hodge & Masur P.C., we understand the pain and heartache caused by deportation and removal and how these actions can destroy families. We also understand that many of these removal proceedings occur based on bureaucratic errors and legal technicalities. We believe immigrants deserve to have a powerful voice speaking up for them when they are facing removal, and we welcome the opportunity to be that voice for you or a loved one. Contact us today at 630-907-0909 for a personal consultation. From our offices in Aurora, we represent clients for immigration and citizenship matters in Naperville, Oswego, Montgomery, Sugar Grove, Kane County, Kendall County, Will County, DuPage County, Cook County, Chicago, and surrounding Northern Illinois communities.

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