Defending You From Deportation
For noncitizens, there are few greater nightmares than facing deportation. Lawful permanent residence in the United States is a privilege, not a right. That right can be taken away if you are convicted of a crime, or charged with a violation of other sections of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
Attorney Alex Solomiany has extensive experience defending immigrants in deportation and removal proceedings in immigration courts throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. He also handles appeals of removal orders before the Board of Immigration Appeals ("BIA") in U.S. district courts and circuit courts of appeals.
Who is Subject to Deportation?
Anyone who is not a U.S. citizen can be deported if he or she is convicted of certain criminal offenses, such as crimes of violence, drug offenses, or crimes of fraud. One may also be subject to deportation if he or she is here illegally or entered the United States legally with a visa, but stayed longer than authorized.
If you commit fraud on a visa or passport application, you may face both deportation and criminal prosecution.
Filing a Waiver to Avoid Deportation
Depending on your immigration status and the crime you are charged with, you may be able to avoid deportation by filing for a waiver of the grounds of removal. In considering whether to grant a waiver, an immigration judge balances the positive equities, such as family ties, employment history, and rehabilitation against the criminal conviction. As your lawyer, Mr. Solomiany will appear with you before an immigration judge and will zealously represent you and fight to avoid deportation.
With nearly 15 years of immigration and criminal law experience, Mr. Solomiany can determine what types of criminal convictions would subject you to deportation and what defenses are available to keep you from being deported. He has successfully filed 212(c), 212(h), 212(i) waivers and cancellation of removal before the USCIS and the Immigration Court.
If the immigration judge denies your deportation waiver, Mr. Solomiany can file a petition to review your case before the Board of Immigration Appeals and U.S. circuit court of appeals. He has successfully represented immigrants in removal actions and appeals throughout the United States, including Florida, New York, New Jersey, Louisiana, Georgia, Texas, Oklahoma, Michigan, Puerto Rico, Nevada, Arizona and California.
Vacating Criminal Convictions
Sometimes the best way to win a removal case is to have the criminal conviction vacated. As your attorney, Mr. Solomiany will look for defenses that could lead to reopening your immigrant deportation case and getting the charges dropped.
Discuss your Removal case with a Board-Certified Immigration and Nationality Attorney
To arrange a consultation with attorney Alex Solomiany, call 305.373.1105 or fill out the contact form on this Web site. The Law Offices of Alex Solomiany, P.A., is located on 80 S.W. 8th Street, just south of in downtown Miami, within walking distance of the Miami Immigration Court.