Removal / Deportation Defense

Deportation Defense Attorneys in Alexandria

Fighting Your Removal Proceeding in Virginia, Maryland, or Washington D.C.

If you or a loved one are facing deportation, you may be overwhelmed with questions and concerns. How long will this process take? Is there anything you can do to stop it? How will you reunite with your family or take care of your children?

A removal proceeding is perhaps the scariest and most disruptive event that can occur for an immigrant. If you want to live safely and permanently in the United States, you will need to stop this proceeding—and Tesfaye Law may be able to help.


Learn more by calling our Alexandria deportation defense attorneys at (703) 454-8865 today.


How Does the Deportation Process Work?

Deportation is the official removal of a person from the United States. The reasons for deportation can vary, as will the time it takes to complete the process. The proceeding often begins with detainment and a “Notice to Appear” before an immigration court.

An agency may choose to remove you from the country because they believe you:

  • Entered the country unlawfully
  • Committed a crime
  • Violated the terms of your visa
  • Currently pose a threat to public safety
  • Became a public charge within 5 years of entering the U.S. (i.e. relying on certain public benefits, like SNAP or TANF)

Many removal proceedings involve hearings at an Immigration Court of the U.S. Department of Justice, where you can present your case and potentially convince the judge to cancel your removal. If you originally entered the U.S. unlawfully, however, the agency may order an expedited removal, which occurs without a hearing.

What to Do When Facing Deportation

The first thing the U.S. government will suggest if you are facing deportation is to leave voluntarily. While voluntary departure can help you avoid additional hurdles when you attempt to return to the U.S., you should only consider this option once you have exhausted all others.

Our deportation defense lawyers can help you delay or cancel your removal by:

  • Filing a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security, explaining that an officer or agency has violated your civil rights
  • Helping you adjust your status to lawful permanent resident (via family sponsorship, asylum, or other methods)
  • Appealing the deportation order
  • Helping you renew your DACA grant
  • Filing a waiver of inadmissibility

We understand the fear and uncertainty you may feel if you or a loved one are facing a removal proceeding. Our firm can help you with every aspect of the deportation hearing process, including preparation for hearings, drafting necessary documents, and collecting evidence. To determine which defense strategy is right for you, our team can closely analyze your situation and search for evidence that may help us cancel your removal proceeding. Your case requires an unfailing sense of urgency, and we are here to help at a moment’s notice.

You have no time to waste. Call (703) 454-8865 or contact us online for immediate support today.

Why Choose Us?

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Why Our Clients Love Us

Do you want your legal issue to be as painless as possible? No one wants to spend more time than they need to in a courtroom. Let us utilize our high-powered strategies and resources to advocate for your rights and resolve your matter as efficiently as possible. We have a track record of delivering exceptional support to each and every client, and we want you to benefit from this level of service.

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    “Mr. Tesfaye did a wonderful job in guiding me through the process of my case. Based on every event Mr. Tesfaye took his time to see me well informed of my current situation, as well as explaining all possible courses of action that could be performed.”

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