Deportation and Removal Defense Lawyer



When you face deportation or removal from the United States because of legalities, the prospect of having your family torn apart is overwhelming. Whether you or a loved one is confronted by this situation, you need an experienced, compassionate, and knowledgeable legal team on your side.

Deportation can occur for a variety of reasons that include the following:

  • When an immigrant enters the country illegally
  • If a visitor overstays his or her visa or no longer meets the visa requirements (e.g., someone with a student visa who is no longer in school)
  • When a legal immigrant violates certain immigration laws
  • If a legal permanent resident is convicted of certain crimes, or found to be involved in smuggling, trafficking, or terrorist activity

Whatever the reason, if you or someone you love is facing deportation proceedings, there is a strong possibility they will be forced to leave the country if they proceed without committed, effective deportation defense. At Bassey Immigration Law Center, we are here to offer you personalized legal representation and will do everything we can to keep you and your loved ones together.


There are a number of ways to fight deportation, which include challenging the fact that you are even deportable. The goal in this case would be to prove that the government has made a mistake. The government must produce the necessary documentation and prove the facts behind your deportation. If you make a successful case, the deportation proceeding may be canceled, deferred, or suspended, naturalization or asylum granted, or the matter may end in another resolution.

Even if you or your loved one already faces deportation proceedings, you can request an adjustment of your status to that of legal immigrant and thus avoid being deported. In such circumstances, you would need to qualify for a green card, asylum, or other types of relief.

Raising the right argument is important because it can affect your right to remain in the country, your right to work, and the rights of your immediate family to remain together.

Defending against deportation requires a thorough understanding of multiple areas of law, so it is important to choose a deportation lawyer with in-depth experience. If your deportation matter potentially impacts your spouse and children, consult a family immigration lawyer in Florida to discuss how deportation proceedings affect your family unit.


The potential of removal from the country can be stressful and scary, but an experienced immigration lawyer can explain the process and present your strongest case. At Bassey Immigration Law Center, our talented immigration law team is here to help. We represent individuals and families who need assistance with deportation and removal cases in Florida, throughout the United States, and all over the world.

If you receive a notice of a deportation hearing, seek legal help as soon as possible. We explain your options and possible outcomes and then take the steps needed to put up your best defense. Some of the services we can provide include the following:

  • Representation in Immigration Court
  • Representation in Bond Hearings
  • DHS Detainer (ICE Hold)
  • Motion to Reopen
  • Motion to Reconsider
  • Motion to Stay Deportation
  • Cancellation of Removal for Certain Permanent Residents (EOIR-42A)
  • Cancellation of Removal and Adjustment of Status for Certain Nonpermanent Residents (EOIR-42B)
  • Adjustment of status
  • Relief under former section 212(c)
  • Waivers of Deportability
    • Under Section 237 (a) (1) (H) (fraud/misrepresentation at the time of admission), and
    • Under Section 237 (a) (1) (E) (iii) (smuggling of spouse or child)
  • Waivers of inadmissibility
  • (I-601)
  • (I-601A)
  • under Section 212(h) (crimes)
  • under Section 212 (i) (fraud/misrepresentation), and
  • 212 (k) (innocent ineligibility)
  • Asylum, Withholding of Removal and Convention Against Torture relief
  • Voluntary Departure in lieu of a Removal Order
  • Requests for Prosecutorial Discretion


There are a lot of reasons that an immigrant may be deported, from being in the country without permission to committing an offense that nullifies the permission that the immigrant had already received. Some of the more common scenarios include:

  • Illegal border crossings
  • Overstayed visas
  • Domestic violence
  • Crimes of moral turpitude
  • Drug smuggling
  • Human trafficking
  • Marriage fraud
  • Falsely claiming citizenship
  • Violations of immigration law

Some deportable offenses may seem minor but they can have serious consequences. For example, many crimes that are listed as misdemeanors are serious enough to lead to removal even if there is no conviction – a guilty or no contest plea may jeopardize status. Even failing to register a change of address or receiving public assistance may disqualify an immigrant from remaining in the country. When so many situations can impact immigration status, it is important to speak with a deportation and removal defense lawyer if you are facing a hearing.


The first thing you need to do when facing deportation or removal is to pick up the phone and connect with an experienced Florida immigration attorney. Every member of our team at Bassey Immigration Law Center has personal experience with the immigration process, so we understand the stress you are under, and the importance of resolving this situation quickly and efficiently. Paying for an attorney can make your situation even more stressful. We do our best to minimize such stress by handling most immigration cases on a flat-fee basis. We also offer affordable payment plans to limit the financial impact the case has on your life.

It may not be just you but your spouse and children whose futures are in jeopardy with potential deportation. Let Bassey Immigration Law Center help you protect yourself and your loved ones. Call our offices in Tampa, Clearwater, or St. Petersburg to speak with family green cards and visas attorney to learn more.

It is important to seek legal help as soon as possible if you or a loved one is being targeted for deportation proceedings. To ensure you present your strongest argument against deportation and meet all of the legal and procedural requirements of your defense, speak with a member of our team at Bassey Immigration Law Center.