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Removal Defense and Political Asylum

Removal Defense and Political Asylum

As immigration law attorneys in Boston, we help people who want to build a better life for themselves every single day. We work hard to keep families together and allow them to pursue their version of the "American dream."

We are here for our clients whenever they need us, and at no time is a qualified lawyer more needed than when someone is facing removal (deportation) proceedings, or is unable to return to his or her home country because of the threat of violence or persecution. In these cases, our legal help is more important than ever, and we are ready to put our decades of experience to use to ensure that our clients can remain safely in the U.S.

If you fear returning to your home country because you will be harmed, or if your loved one is currently awaiting removal proceedings, contact our Boston attorneys right away. Call 617-426-8100.

Removal Defense: Keeping You or Your Loved One in the US

A noncitizen can end up facing deportation following an arrest on suspicion of criminal activity, when trying to enter the U.S. without proper documentation, or simply because he or she was driving without a license or overstayed a visa without seeking proper renewal. No matter the case, we pursue every remedy available to our clients to help them avoid being deported — and separated perhaps permanently from their families.

We represent legal permanent residents who are facing removal for criminal activity or status violations. For noncitizens facing removal, we also help them apply for relief from removal, including:

  • Conditional residence petitions
  • Adjustment of status
  • Cancellation of removal
  • Temporary protected status
  • Many other defense immigration applications for legal permanent residence

We also specialize in removing orders of removal deportation warrants through negotiated motions to reopen deportation orders, even if they are decades old. This often involves negotiation with attorneys from the Department of Homeland Security.

Political Asylum: Helping Immigrants Escape Persecution Abroad

While the eligibility requirements can be strict, the U.S. government does grant legal residence to individuals who can prove that they have either been the victim of certain kinds of political persecution in their home countries or will face such persecution if they return home.

The categories of persecution that the government will consider for asylum cases are:

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

We help our clients through every stage of the asylum application process, including seeking work authorization while a case is pending.

Asylum applicants can include spouses and children currently in the U.S. on their application. Once asylee status is granted, people can work immediately and bring family to the U.S. from abroad. After one year, an asylee can seek permanent residency (green card).

Learn How Our Firm Can Help You

Contact our Boston, Massachusetts, office for a confidential meeting with one of our attorneys. Email us or call 617-426-8100. We help people who are in all parts of New England and around the world.

Client Reviews
Lesley did a wonderful job for us. Her attention to detail and thoroughness paved the way for a successful outcome of our case. We are very pleased with her staff as well and I would definitely recommend her. Ryan Currin
Estoy bien contento con mi abogada. Porque tienen experiencia, responsabilidad y profecionalismo. Y les doy gracias por haverme alludado en mis asuntos legales, se los recomiendo que ellos te alludaran sin ningun problema. Sin dudarlo ve y compruebalo tu mismo. Ya se los e recomendado a mis amigos. Gracias a la abogada Lesley y a todo su personal por haver hecho mis sueños realidad. Luis
I've been with lesly houser since 2001, she managed my immagration status for me and my family and also some friends i recomended to go to her. I definitely recommend her for any immagration case. Daniel