Why Should Someone Hire An Experienced Immigration Attorney?
What Are The Legal Requirements For Cancellation Of Removal?
There are two kinds of cancellation of removal. First, is cancellation of removal for a legal permanent resident. That is basically someone that has a green card already and he finds himself in the removal proceeding because of a criminal conviction. In that case, you have to show that you have been a lawful permanent resident for at least five years at the time of the filing of the application. You also have to show that you have continually resided in the U.S. for at least seven years in any status, and before the stop time rule is triggered. You must not be convicted of an aggravated felony or have not received cancellation of removal in the past.
Stop time rule basically means that you have to be here for seven years prior to your first crime or the crime that you are in proceedings for. The second type of cancellation of removal is if you are not a legal permanent resident or do not have status in this country and are currently in proceedings. In order for that kind of cancellation of removal, you have to show ten years of continued presence in the United States, and good moral conduct, minimal criminal history, if any. In case you have any criminal record, make sure that the criminal history does not make you ineligible for cancellation of removal such as aggravated felonies or some crimes involving moral turpitude
Thirdly, that you have a qualifying relative who would suffer extreme unusual hardship if you were deported. You basically have to show that the hardship is beyond what a person might go through when a loved one or a relative is deported.
Why Would Someone Need An Experienced New York Immigration Attorney To Help With Their Case?
Every application filed with USCIS or Immigration Court has their own set of general rules and requirements. These general rules or requirements are available to everyone through either instructions or through the internet or reading material.
The way an experienced immigration attorney gives you an advantage over people that are doing it on their own, is the interpretation of what satisfies those general rules and requirements have been formed through prior cases. An experienced attorney would be able to know what satisfies those requirements through interpretations and changes of the laws.
They will have an understanding of what arguments you will have to make, how those arguments have to be presented to immigration to fit into what has been accepted in the past. They also know what evidence has to be gathered to support your stance for whatever petition or application you present to immigration.
In addition, your attorney will know what applications, fees, and checks you need, how to go about scheduling them and doing them in a timely manner so that your case, even if it is a rather simple one, does not extend into something much more complicated.
What Sets the Westchester and New York City Immigration Attorneys at the Law Office of Michael H. Joseph PLLC apart In Handling Immigration Cases?
For the individual case, the immigration and deportation attorneys at the law office of Michael Joseph has many years of experience dealing with immigration matters. They will also take the time to make sure that the client is informed every step of the process. They will make sure that the client is aware of what is needed for their petition or application to be successful and work together with them to gain a positive result. In addition, their office tries to work around the person’s schedule to meet and discuss any questions or concerns they have of the process. We are accessible to our clients in both our New York City office, located in Midtown Manhattan and our Westchester Office in White Plains.
Their offices in Westchester and in Manhattan are conveniently located in New York City or close to Connecticut. They can also answer any questions through their website.
If you are Looking for an Experienced New York Deportation and Immigration Attorney, call the law offices of Michael Joseph for a free initial consultation at 914-574-8330 and get the information and legal answers you’re seeking.