Removal Defense & Detention
If you or a family member has been detained or threatened with deportation or removal, your time to act is limited. Call Weis Immigration Law to set up your free consultation with an experienced attorney.
We represents clients facing deportation and removal, immigration bond hearings, issues with permanent residence, and related immigration issues.
Our office represents individuals both physically in the United States and outside of the country applying for permanent residence with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service through a family member. We will walk you through your application process and when required attend the interview with you and your family member.
There are many options available to obtain a non-immigrant business visa in order to work in the United States. We will assess each client’s needs and circumstances to determine which option is most advantageous, including but not limited to: L-1 Multinational Executive, H-1 Professionals, E-1 Treaty Trader, E-2 Treaty Investor, O-1 Extraordinary Ability, P visas for artists and entertainers, R-1 Religious Workers, H-2 Temporary Workers, H-3 Trainees, TN visas for Canadians and Mexicans, E-3 for Australian nationals, B-1 for business travelers, I visas for journalists, and Q visas for cultural exchange. It is possible to obtain lawful permanent residence through employment, whether you are in the United States or abroad. Whether you already have your own business in the U.S., want to open one, or have an offer of employment, we can assist you.
Asylum is available for most individuals who have a credible fear that they will be persecuted if removed to their home country based on their race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.
An individual must apply for asylum within one year of entering the United States. The threshold question in any asylum defense is the credibility of the Respondent.
While testimony alone can be sufficient to win an asylum claim, generally corroborated evidence such as affidavits, documents, and country condition reports are necessary.
The benefit of winning an asylum claim is that you will not be deported, can receive employment authorization after 180 days, and eventually obtain a green card for yourself and your family.
Some individuals are not eligible for asylum including the following:
- Any alien that ordered, incited, assisted, or otherwise participated in the persecution of any person on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion;
- Any alien that has been convicted of a particularly serious crime;
- Any alien who has committed a serious nonpolitical crime outside of the United States;
- Any alien where there are reasonable grounds to believe that the alien is a danger to the security of the United States;
- Any alien that has been involved in terrorist activity; and
- Any alien that was firmly resettled in another country prior to arrival in the United States.