Southern California Attorney Helping With Issues of Deportation, Removal and Humanitarian Relief

Responsible Help If You Are Being Removed From the U.S.

Since September 11th, 2001, the number of deportations from the U.S. has skyrocketed.

One reason for this is a purge of green card holders who had at some point entered the U.S. illegally or who had prior criminal convictions. Another reason has been a series of large-scale raids on industries where immigrants often find work.

Whatever the reason for your situation, we are here to help you. We want you to know that you may have real options to prevent deportation. We are here to protect your rights.

At the law firm of Esmeralda Alfaro, INC., our experienced lawyers provide deportation and removal defense by helping you consider every option available to you.

We may find that you qualify for asylum or temporary protected status. You may not realize that you already qualify for help through NACARA, which helps immigrants from Guatemala and El Salvador.

Deportation can separate husbands and wives, parents and children, and destroy families. Contact us by e-mail or call toll free at (213) 623-5758 for deportation and cancellation of removal.

Reasons You Could Be Deported

Undocumented immigrants, visa holders and green card holders alike can be deported under certain circumstances. Undocumented aliens are subject to deportation at any time.

Typically, current visa holders and lawful permanent residents are only deported if they overstay their visas, leave the country for too long a period, or commit certain crimes.

For example, a green card holder could face deportation because:

  • you were convicted of a drug crime, one involving domestic violence, or one involving fraud
  • You filed an incomplete or inaccurate application for citizenship that was denied by an immigration office
  • You were the victim of a fraud and do not have a valid green card — even if you tried to follow all the rules and believed your green card was valid

Preventing deportation is done through a removal hearing. There may be real options for your defense. We offer experienced deportation and removal defense for clients in the greater L.A. area, in Bakersfield and throughout Southern California. Contact us by e-mail or call toll free at (213) 623-5758

Asylum and Temporary Protected Status

Esmeralda Alfaro, INC. helps people apply for asylum in the U.S. In order to qualify for asylum, you must have left your country because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of your race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion.

Temporary protected status, or TPS, is different from asylum in that it is based on the country, not your individual circumstances. The United States Attorney General decides whether people from certain countries are eligible for TPS based on political instability, warfare or natural disaster. Once your country is designated, you are eligible to stay in the U.S. and not be deported. You will have to renew their application every year.

Get the Immigration Help You Need

For fighting deportation and removal, or about applying for asylum or TPS status, contact us by e-mail or call toll free at (213) 623-5758. Our firm is open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Separation of Families Because of Deportation

Deportation can create tragic circumstances for families.

In many cases, for example, the person being deported had a child while he or she was living in the U.S. Since that child is a U.S. citizen, the child cannot be deported, but the parent still can.

Many times, some family members are eligible for waivers that allow them to stay in the U.S., but others are not.

Deportation can force a cruel separation between parents, children and siblings — or send children to live in a country they have never been to.

Don't assume that there is nothing you can do.

Contact us by e-mail or call toll free at (213) 623-5758