Lancaster Deportation Defense Lawyers

If you are facing deportation or have received a Notice to Appear (NTA) for a removal hearing, our experienced lawyers can help you right away. Whether you or a loved one overstayed a visa, violated the terms of a visa, entered the United States illegally, or were arrested for a crime, we can help you avoid costly legal mistakes. We will meet with you personally to help you fully understand your options.

If you or a loved one has been served with an NTA, the deportation or removal proceeding has begun, and you need strong legal representation now. You have the right to retain counsel, present and examine evidence and witnesses, and to appeal the Immigration Court's decision to the federal courts. At the Law Office of Troy J. Mattes, P.C., our Lancaster deportation defense attorneys defend your case against U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) actions. We represent clients in Immigration Courts across the country. In Pennsylvania, we frequently work with clients in the York County Detention Center and at the Berks County Family Shelter in Philadelphia.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and to discuss your deportation and removal proceeding concerns. Our experienced attorneys provide flexible payment plans and flat fees to provide you with valuable immigration law expertise and informed removal defense at affordable rates.

We work to prevent detained individuals from being relocated, to minimize detention consequences and to secure release of the detainee as quickly as possible. We always advise our clients from a realistic perspective and fight for their rights.

Defense Against ICE in Removal Proceedings

In June 2011, USCIS Director John Morton instructed ICE to use greater prosecutorial discretion when enforcing immigration law, especially in respect to detaining individuals. In August 2011, President Obama clarified some points of Director Morton's memo. This means that the work of an experienced immigration attorney has increased opportunity to obtain a favorable result in your case. As ICE refocuses its resources, certain individuals will receive greater care and compassion, and may be eligible for work authorization cards. Others, such as criminals and clear national security risks, will receive more focused attention. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is going through cases now and closing them if it can determine that they are not linked to criminal or fraudulent immigration activity.

We will prepare a solid strategy to challenge for relief from removability in your case based on several factors, including:

  • Length of residence in the U.S.
  • Family ties in the U.S.
  • Employment history
  • History of prior immigration violations
  • Moral character
  • Successful rehabilitation after criminal conviction
  • Asylum from persecution

Still, the apprehension, detention, or removal of any illegal alien is not prohibited. ICE's legal authority to enforce federal immigration law is not intended to be limited. Now, it is just less focused on those who do not pose threats to the U.S. or violate immigration law egregiously.

Contact Our York Deportation Removal Attorneys

We provide our clients with the aggressive, thorough, and tactical defense they need with respect to their best interests and those of their loved ones. Contact us today to discuss your deportation and removal concerns and questions.