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Houston Cancellation of Removal Lawyer

Providing Aggressive Legal Assistance for Deportation

If you are a lawful permanent resident or nonpermanent resident of this country who is threatened by deportation, you may be eligible for a cancellation of removal. Through this process, you may be able to legally change your status from that of an alien who is “inadmissible” (deportable) to one who is a lawful permanent resident which will eliminate the threat of removal.

For legal assistance with removal from the U.S., contact our Houston cancellation of removal attorney at (713) 597-5642 or reach out to us online.

You must meet certain requirements to take advantage of this process. Even if you are eligible, it will be up to the discretion of the immigration judge whether or not you will be granted this remedy. To give you the best chance of a successful outcome, it is vital that you are represented by an experienced immigration attorney who can present your case to the judge in a strong and convincing manner. You will find such an attorney at Galaviz Law Firm, PLLC, where we are devoted to helping immigrants in every type of immigration matter.

Requirements for Lawful Permanent Residents

The requirements for obtaining a cancellation of removal differ for lawful permanent residents and nonpermanent residents.

If you are a lawful permanent resident, you must meet the following:

  • You have been a lawful permanent resident for at least five years
  • You have lived in the U.S. continuously for at least seven years after being admitted under any status
  • You do not have a criminal record of any aggravated felony

If you are a nonpermanent resident, you must meet the following:

  • You have lived continuously in the U.S. for at least 10 years in the period preceding your application
  • You have maintained a good moral character during that time
  • You have not been convicted of certain crimes as outlined in immigration law
  • Deportation would cause undue hardship on your spouse, child(ren), or parents who are U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents

Cancellation of removal is also available in other specific circumstances, such as for those who have endured physical abuse or extreme cruelty. To determine if you qualify as per above or in any other circumstance, you should consult with our immigration attorney.

We Fight for You & Your Future

At Galaviz Law Firm, PLLC, we understand how deeply important it is to remain united with your family and in the home you have established. We urge you to take advantage of our experience and commitment to immigrants facing any type of immigration issue.

Phone our firm at (713) 597-5642 to discuss your case 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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    Robert Zavaleta

    Associate

    Roberto R. Zavaleta, Esq. (“Robert”) has exclusively practiced Immigration Law for 11 years, primarily in Houston. He was born and raised in Brownsville, Texas and is fluent in English and Spanish. Robert has worked for several large national and local law firms as an Immigration Litigation Writer, and is now happy to be part of the Galaviz Law Firm. He previously had his own immigration law office, where he helped many immigrants obtain their desired immigration benefits. In his tenure as an ...
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Client Testimonials

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  • I was highly impressed with this attorney as he is highly skilled in immigration matters, prepared, knowledgeable, thorough, professional, affordable fees, keeps clients informed and involved, always returns calls [even after hours].

    “Mr. Galaviz is a unique advocate with a sincere vision to helping the immigrant community. Without any reservation, I would highly recommend him to anybody for their immigration matters.”

    - Maria & Luis
  • He won his case and was released without a bond. He is now legally working and back home with his family.

    “When I explained my father's case to Mr. Galaviz he knew it wouldn't be an easy case but he didn't turn me down.”

    - Melissa
  • Now my mother is in the process of becoming a US Citizen, my family will always be grateful that Mr. Galaviz helped us keep our mother here with us.

    “Mr. Galaviz informed us each step of the way and fought for my mom to the last minute.”

    - Former Client
  • When hiring a lawyer, communication is the number one key. You can call, email and text Mr.Galaviz and within minutes he will respond.

    “Today was our final hearing and WE WON!! I thank God for putting Mr.Galaviz in our path to help us.”

    - Cindy
  • Mr. Abraham was able to keep my husband here and not get deported. I am very grateful and pleased.

    “But Mr. Abraham worked very hard and kept fighting to get my husband out of that situation.”

    - Maria M.
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The Results that Matter

  • 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.

  • 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 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 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.

  • 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 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.

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At Galaviz Law we understand first hand what you're going though.

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.