Law Offices of Amanda Shooshtary
Immigration Services focusing on Deportation Defense

Deportation Defense is an area of Immigration Law which concentrates on defending a person from being deported from the United States. The Law Offices of Amanda Shooshtary is dedicated to providing high-quality deportation defense before USCIS, the Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, the Federal District Courts, and the Federal Courts of Appeals.

Our goal is to keep you in the United States. There are various forms of relief that are available to those that the U.S. government seeks to keep out of the United States. To avoid deportation certain waivers can be used to accomplish this goal. If you are convicted of certain crimes such as crimes involving moral turpitude, even if they are aggravated felonies, or 30 grams or less of marijuana you may be eligible for a waiver under section 212(h) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (“Act”). A grant of this type of waiver will help you become a permanent resident or help keep your residency depending on the circumstances.  

If you are a lawful permanent resident and you have a conviction for a crime that is not an aggravated felony you may be eligible for cancellation of removal for certain permanent residents. You must establish certain requirements under the Immigration Act. You should consult with a competent Immigration Attorney to see if you are eligible to apply for this form of relief before the Immigration Court.

If you are accused of committing fraud, including marriage fraud, by the U.S. government you may be eligible for a waiver under sections 212(i) or 237(a)(1)(h) under the Act.

The requirements for each waiver vary, so they should be thoroughly examined through a consultation with Immigration Attorney Shooshtary. 

If you have been physically present in the United States for more than ten years and you have a spouse, parent, or child who is a lawful permanent resident or a United States citizen you may be eligible to apply for cancellation of removal for certain non-lawful permanent residents. It must be established that your removal from the U.S. will result in exceptional or extremely unusual hardship to your qualifying, immediate relatives. To apply for this form of relief you must be in removal proceedings. If the Immigration Judge grants your application you become a lawful permanent resident.

Immigration Holds
In many cases Border Patrol, Customs and Border Protection, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement will place a hold on an individual who has been arrested for a crime. The result is that this person cannot be released from jail even after placing a criminal bond. Often times this hold is illegal or improper because there is no conviction of the criminal charge. The Law Offices of Amanda Shooshtary has the experience to successfully get many Immigration Holds lifted and effectuate a person’s release through creative legal arguments.

  • From the immigration court to the BIA to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, we help clients in application for relief in removal proceedings, including:
    • Adjustment of status
    • Cancellation of removal for non-permanent residents
    • Cancellation of removal for permanent residents
    • Asylum, withholding, and relief under Convention of Torture
    • Waivers for immigration fraud, including I-601 and INA 237(a)(1)(H)
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