Deportation and Removal Defense

Deportation is a common term used for formal removal of an alien from the United States due to violation of immigration laws. Deportation Defense is also called Removal Defense.

Deportation DefenseRemoval proceedings are a serious matter. A removal of an alien starts with receiving a note called notice to appear.  If you or a loved one have received such a note or are involved in removal proceedings, it is important to immediately contact an experienced immigration attorney like Deportation Defense Attorneys at Schonfeld & Ushan to protect your interests. Deportation Defense Attorneys at Schonfeld & Ushan offer caring and aggressive deportation defense for their clients.

Schonfeld & Ushan represent detained clients in Immigration Court and for bond hearings. Representation can be provided in person or telephonically depending on the client’s wishes and particular circumstances.

Preventing Deportation and Removal

Deportation can often be prevented. Regardless of your situation, you may have options available that you are not aware of. Schonfeld & Ushan will work on your deportation defense and leave no stone unturned in helping you to remain in the United States.

Some of the options that may be available to you are:


Schonfeld & Ushan can help you apply for political asylum in cases where there is persecution based on:

  • Race
  • Religion
  • Nationality
  • Political opinion
  • Membership in a particular social group

Read more in our section about Asylum

Cancellation of Removal

This relief is generally available to an alien who:
a) was lawfully admitted as a permanent resident for at least five years
b) has continuously lived in the United States for seven years since admission
c) has not been convicted of an aggravated felony

Withholding of Removal

Withholding of removal is similar to asylum. Aliens who are granted withholding of removal have the right to remain in the U.S. and work legally. Travel outside the U.S is restricted.

Adjustment of Status

This relief is generally available to aliens in a variety of ways.  Please schedule a consultation to explore your options.

Temporary Protective Status

Temporary protected status (also called “TPS“) is a temporary immigration status to the United States, granted to eligible nationals of designated countries.

T visas

Visas for Victims of Human Trafficking

U visas

U Visa for Immigrants who are Victims of Crimes

VAWA (Violence Against Women Act)

Cases of domestic violence: certain victims of abuse who are not citizens can obtain lawful status without having to rely on their abuser to petition.


If you or your loved ones were detained for removal proceedings or have issues with your green card, there are many options available to you. Waivers are often available to overcome grounds of inadmissibility or prevent removal from the United States. Schonfeld & Ushan aids clients seeking waivers such as motions to reopen closed cases, 212(c) waivers for lawful permanent residents, 212(h) waivers for those with past criminal records or unlawful presence and 212(i) waivers for fraud or misrepresentation.

New York Immigration Attorneys at Schonfeld & Ushan have more than 35 years of experience helping clients navigate through the complex U.S. Immigration Law.  Call 212-233-1433 or email us to schedule a consultation.

Manhattan Immigration Attorneys at Schonfeld & Ushan in New York have more than 30 years of experience in most types of visa applications. Call (212) 233-1433 or email Schonfeld & Ushan  to schedule a consultation.