Any number of issues can arise to cause legal problems for those who emigrated from other countries of origin to live in Pennsylvania. If you happen to overstay your visa or have been charged with a traffic violation or criminal offense, your plans to build a new, successful lifestyle may be temporarily or permanently put on hold. Facing deportation can be stressful and frightening.

There are often several options available to halt a removal process. If you’ve been served with a Notice to Appear, you have every right to retain legal assistance to help you plead your case, present evidence or appeal the Immigration Court’s decision to a higher court. If you or your immediate family member have already been detained, an experienced immigration and naturalization law attorney can advocate on your behalf to try to secure a release.

Your chances of avoiding removal are best if your situation is not associated in any way with criminal charges or fraudulent immigration activity. Various factors may impact the outcome of your situation, including how long you have been in the United States, your employment history and whether you have relatives who are U.S. citizens. If you are seeking asylum in this country in response to persecution in your country of origin, this matter may also affect your removal process.

No two Pennsylvania residents facing deportation will have exactly the same outcomes, as the Immigration Court (and federal court, if a case is appealed) makes decisions on individual bases. The Mattes & Mahon, PC provides thorough, aggressive and practical defense to help protect immigrants’ rights and best interests. By reaching out for support, you can take the first steps toward a strong legal defense.