He explains the types of relief that you can apply for in Immigration Court including adjustment of status, cancellation of removal, waivers, asylum, withholding of removal, CAT and more. He also discusses how to prove hardship to yourself and to qualifying relatives. If your application for relief is not properly documented, you may end up being deported from the US.
If you are applying for asylum, you may also want to retain the services of an expert to testify about conditions in your country, and how you would be affected if you were forced to return.
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We hope that the following deportation defense videos help you to better understand your legal rights and best strategies in removal proceedings.
Deportation Defense Videos
- Winning Your Case in Immigration Court – If you have been placed in removal proceedings in Immigration Court, the government has the burden of proving that you are deportable from the US. Even so, you may qualify for relief from removal: adjustment for status, asylum, cancellation of removal, waivers, registry, etc.
- Cancellation of Removal for Non-Permanent Residents – Attorney Shusterman explains the basics of applying for Cancellation of Removal, which is a path to permanent residence for certain persons who have resided in the US for many years and whose qualifying relatives would suffer a very high degree of hardship if they were deported.
- Asylum: Winning Your Case – A person with a “well-founded fear” of persecution if he returns to his home country may apply for asylum in a removal proceeding before an Immigration Judge. He may also qualify for withholding of removal or for relief under the Convention Against Torture.
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Carl Shusterman served as an INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) before opening a firm specializing exclusively in US immigration law. He is a Certified Specialist in Immigration Law who has testified as an expert witness before the US Senate Immigration Subcommittee. Carl was featured in the February 2018 edition of SuperLawyers Magazine.