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West Virginia Removal and Deportation Defense Attorney

If you have built your life and family in West Virginia, receiving a Notice to Appear in immigration court can threaten everything you have worked to build. Undocumented immigrants, lawful nonimmigrants, and lawful permanent residents alike can all face the threat of removal and deportation. If you are facing removal proceedings or believe that you could be deported, a compassionate West Virginia removal and deportation defense lawyer can fight tirelessly on your behalf to keep you in WV.

The immigration legal team at Meadows Law PLLC was founded on the principle of an individual’s right to control their own destiny, keeping ownership over themselves and their property. A West Virginia removal and deportation defense lawyer can bring these values to your case, working to leverage various deportation relief and cancellation strategies with the ultimate goal of defending your right to continue your life in West Virginia.

West Virginia Removal and Deportation Defense Lawyer

What Is a West Virginia Notice to Appear and Immigration Hearing?

A Notice to Appear is a document drafted by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and issued to US noncitizens when there is reasonable suspicion to believe that an individual is not authorized to stay in the United States.

The NTA document will include a list of charges against you and document the reasons why you are deemed to be removable from the US. After DHS files the NTA with a local immigration court in West Virginia, a hearing date is issued for the individual to appear before an immigration judge.

During the immigration hearing, the immigration judge will read out the charges against the individual. If the judge decides that the individual is removable based on evidence during the hearing, then the defendant will have the opportunity to “waive” their right to appeal or exercise their right to appeal. If the defendant waives their right, then the judge’s decision is final, and the defendant could be immediately deported.

During an immigration hearing, an experienced immigration lawyer from Meadows Law PLLC can represent you, working to show that there is not enough evidence to support the charges against you or bringing counter-evidence and other legal defense strategies to prove that you are not removable. If the immigration judge determines that you are removable, an attorney from our firm can help you exercise your right to appeal and file the subsequent paperwork within the stringent deadline.

Relief Strategies Against Deportation Orders in West Virginia

Even if your appeal is rejected by the West Virginia immigration court, there are numerous relief strategies that you can exercise to fight back against a Deportation Order. A compassionate and experienced West Virginia removal and deportation defense lawyer from Meadows Law PLLC can analyze the details of your case, proactively address your questions and concerns, and work to find an optimal relief strategy to fight back.

If you are facing fear of persecution or torture in your home country, then applying for Asylee status, protection under the Convention Against Torture Protections (CAT), or relief with NACARA Special Rule Cancellation may be an option for you, depending on your origin country and your immigration history. Other options that can be exercised include Cancellation of Removal, Withholding of Removal, working toward deferred action status, and adjustment of status.

An experienced immigration lawyer from Meadows Law PLLC can help you fight back against Deportation Orders, working to protect your right to continue your life in West Virginia.


Q: How Much Does a US Immigration Lawyer Charge?

A: The cost of an immigration lawyer in West Virginia will vary based on factors such as the location of the law firm, the experience of the attorney, the complexity and nature of the case, and the exact services needed. While submitting an application for naturalization or a green card can cost a flat fee ranging from a couple hundred to thousands of dollars, a complex deportation defense case may cost up to tens of thousands of dollars.

Q: Can a Deportation Order Be Reversed?

A: Yes, it is possible to have a Deportation Order reversed in certain cases where it can be proved that the defendant is not removable as charged or in cases where it can be shown that the Department of Homeland Security does not have sufficient convincing evidence proving your removability. Even if an order cannot be reversed, and the defendant is found to be removable as charged, there are various types of relief that an individual could qualify for.

Q: How Long Does It Take to Remove a Deportation Order?

A: The time it takes for a deportation order to be successfully defended or appealed can take anywhere from a few months to a few years, depending on the complexity of the case. Applying for types of relief, such as Asylum status or Withholding of Removal, and waiting for case resolution can take years as well. While defendants are waiting on a decision for their case, they can remain in the country and apply to have their work permit renewed.

Q: How Long Do I Have to Appeal a Deportation Order?

A: According to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review, you have 30 days for your Notice of Appeal to be received by the Board. During your immigration hearing, you will need to make it clear that you intend to appeal their decision. If you waive your right to appeal in the hearing, or if the Board doesn’t receive your Notice of Appeal within 30 days, the judge’s decision will be considered final, and you could be immediately deported.

You’re Not Alone: Fight Back With a West Virginia Removal and Deportation Defense Lawyer

Facing deportation and removal charges alone can be intimidating and emotionally challenging. A WV immigration lawyer from our team can review your case details and help fight back against the allegations against you. Even if it is determined that you are removable as charged, our dedicated legal team can exhaust other relief options, including cancellation of removal, adjustment of status, and withholding of removal.

Get in touch with a loyal WV removal and deportation defense lawyer from Meadows Law PLLC to get started with your defense.


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