200 South Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, Florida 33131
The Law Office of Casais and Prias provides defense services to individuals in deportation and removal proceedings. We have experience with all forms defenses and other forms of relief from deportation, including applications for cancellation of removal for permanent residents and non-lawful permanent residents, applications or 212(c) relief, suspension of deportation, applications for withholding of removal, applications under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and voluntary departure. The firm also has experience in successfully reopening immigration proceedings where an individual has previously been ordered deported, then had the deportation order vacated and ultimately had the deportation proceedings terminated. We are experienced in developing aggressive deportation defense strategies to prevent deportation and obtain permanent residency for those who wish to remain permanently in the United States.
Most deportation or removal cases involve some form unlawful activity such as a criminal conviction, unlawful entry into the United States, illegal immigration, unlawful presence, immigration status violations, and others. Depending on the circumstances of your case, deportation may seem like an extreme response to a minor offense. No matter what the circumstances of your case may be, a skilled immigration lawyer can help you fight for your right to stay in this country. Contact our office today at (305) 722-8015 to schedule a consultation on your deportation case.
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
What are the requirements for Cancellation of Removal for Permanent Residents?
Cancelation of removal for permanent residents is generally available to an individual who:
1) was lawfully admitted as a permanent resident for at least five years;
2) has continuously lived in the United States for seven years since admission;
3) has not been convicted of an aggravated felony.
What are the requirements for Cancellation of Removal for Non-Permanent Residents?
Cancelation of removal for non-permanent residents is generally available to an individual who:
1) has been physically present in the US for a continuous period of not less than 10 years;
2) has been a person of good moral character for 10 years;
3) has not been convicted of certain crimes;
4) established that removal would result in exceptional and extremely unusual hardship to a United States Citizen or permanent resident spouse, parent or child.
What is withholding of removal?
Withholding of removal is similar to asylum. Individuals who are granted withholding of removal have the right to remain in the US and are granted work authorization.
The standard for withholding or removal is the probability of harm to an individual if removed from the United States and returned to their home country.
What is Temporary Protective Status?
Temporary Protected Status (also called “TPS“) is a temporary immigration status to the United States, granted to eligible nationals of designated countries.
VAWA (Violence Against Women Act)
Cases of domestic violence: certain victims of abuse who are not citizens of the United States can obtain lawful status without having to rely on their abuser to petition on their behalf.
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