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Fighting Deportation in Texas

Deportation or removal from the United States is a threat to immigrants living here if they violate the very strict rules set up under current immigration law. Airport detention or removal proceedings before an immigration judge can be extremely stressful, confusing, and intimidating. The most positive action you can take to help you win your case is to retain strong legal representation.

Let us help you fight for the right to remain in the United States. Contact us at (713) 597-5642 or online.

If you or a loved one is facing deportation, we urge you to bring your case to our removal defense attorney at Galaviz Law Firm, PLLC. We are dedicated to fighting for immigrants and their families. Many legal strategies exist that we can put forth on your behalf that could make the difference in whether you remain here or are deported.

Removal Proceedings in Houston, TX

The laws regarding immigration matters contain harsh repercussions for anyone who has been found to be in violation. Even small misdemeanors on your criminal record may lead to “inadmissibility” and a Notice to Appear from the government. The Notice will lead to removal proceedings where you will need to make a compelling case before a judge for the right to remain in the U.S.

Deportation may occur through various circumstances, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Unlawful entry into the U.S.
  • Having stayed beyond the time limit of your visa
  • Status violations
  • Immigration fraud
  • Criminal convictions

For example, if you have been illegally living in the U.S. for more than 180 days, the law requires that you be removed and live outside the U.S. for at least three years before you would be allowed to return. If you have lived illegally in the U.S. for more than a year, you would be unable to return for 10 years.

Common Defenses to Deportation or Removal from the United States

There are several removal defense strategies that our attorneys can deploy, depending on your situation.

These deportation defense strategies include:

  • Proving you were not properly served with a notice to appear - This can be as simple as showing your notice was sent to the wrong address
  • Prove you are not removable as charged - This applies if you are a U.S. citizen, a conviction you have on record does not meet the definition of a deportable or inadmissible crime, or if the Department of Homeland Security misapplied legal procedures
  • Adjustment of Status - There are many options for immigration courts to adjust your status, including extending existing visas or approving a cancellation of removal
  • 212(h) Waiver - If you are being deported for a criminal convictions, certain crimes are eligible for a discretionary waiver by the immigration courts

Our removal defense lawyers can look at your unique circumstances to determine the best method to fight for your right to remain in the United States.

How Galaviz Law Firm, PLLC Can Help

Depending on the circumstances of your case, a number of legal remedies may be used to fight deportation. These include seeking a cancellation of removal, waivers, appeals, and more. Our immigration lawyer is here to fight aggressively on your behalf. Let us stand by your side throughout the entirety of the process.

Let us help you defend your rights and your future. Contact us at (713) 597-5642 today.

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    Abraham J Galaviz

    Founding Attorney

    Abraham is very passionate about his work. He empathizes with Clients because he knows that his parents once traveled the same road his clients are now traveling. The people he helps all have a story behind them. He knows that his clients want the opportunity to work and have a better future. 

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Client Testimonials

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  • Thanks Galaviz you beat the case!

    “This is a young honest lawyer that won’t hesitate to go above and beyond. The reason I’m saying this is because, I went to other lawyer agency’s and they told me my case would be difficult, expensive ...”

    - Leo G.
  • We guarantee you; you hire Galaviz, he will have your best interest at heart.

    “My husband is a UNITED STATE NATURALIZED CITIZEN and Galaviz is to thank for his honesty, hard work, and patience.”

    - Marivel H.
  • Mr. Galaviz gave me the hope I lacked at times and thanks to all his hard work and dedication my husband is now home with us.

    “He answered all my questions and was honest with me.”

    - Christin K.
  • Thanks to Mr.Galaviz, our family is complete again!

    “Thanks to Mr.Galaviz, our family is complete again!”

    - Cindy M.
  • Thank again for helping my mother get her residency.

    “What can I say such an amazing lawyer!”

    - Ericka H.
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The Results that Matter

  • Charge Reduced Released on Bond

    Judge grants a reasonable bond after proving client was not subject to mandatory detention for previous criminal history.

  • Charge Reduced Removal Defense / Adjustment of Status

    Case terminated and Lawful Permanent Resident status granted for the wife of U.S. Combat Veteran.

  • Case Dismissed Arrested for Possession of Marijuana

    Arrested for possession of 1,300 pounds of marijuana and in danger of deportation.

  • Lawful Permanent Resident Keeps Green Card Possession of 862 Pounds of Marijuana.

    Client was arrested and convicted of Possession of more than 800 pounds of Marijuana in the Rio Grand Valley, and sentenced to several years in State Jail.

  • Lawful Permanent Resident Keeps Green Card Medicaid Fraud - Loss was more than $10,000

    Immigration Officials placed Client in removal proceedings because she had previously been convicted of Medicaid Fraud – more than $10,000, which is an aggravated felony.

  • Lawful Permanent Resident Status Won Alien in Possession of Firearm - Aggravated Felony

    Client was arrested and charged in Federal Court for the offense of Alien in Possession of a Firearm – an Aggravated Felony for immigration purposes.

  • Lawful Permanent Resident Keeps Green Card Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Police Officer

    Immigration Officials placed Client in removal proceedings because of a previous conviction for – Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Police Officer.

  • Charges Dismissed Client Released from Custody Practice Area Removal Defense / Immigration Detention

    Accused with 3 DWI charges and in danger of being deported after being a permanent resident for 34 years.

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Having parents who have gone through the immigration process, has not only allowed us to be more compassionate and understanding but has also given us a more competitive advantage. Our success rate speaks for itself. We're here to help you.