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At the Law Firm of Sethi & Mazaheri, we are dedicated to providing representation to individuals facing deportation or removal from the US.  Due to the complexity of the immigration laws and procedures, it is critical to consult an attorney with the knowledge and experience to help prevent you or your family member’s deportation.  Our attorneys possess the skills and resources to help our clients analyze the circumstances surrounding their removal and construct the best arguments to challenge the basis for the removal.

How We Can Help You In Your Deportation Case
Even though a person may be in a removal proceeding, he or she may be still eligible to apply for deportation relief. Our lawyers are prepared to aggressively advocate on behalf of our clients and assert all possible defenses to enable our clients succeed in their deportation case and remain in the country legally.  The following are common forms of relief that can help you succeed in your deportation case:

Cancellation of Removal/Deportation
Cancellation of Removal is a form of relief available to permanent residents, nonpermanent residents, and those without status.  If the Immigration Court grants someone cancellation of removal, then the Court terminates the deportation proceeding and allows that individual to live in the United States as a Green Card holder.  Cancellation of removal may be granted for the following individuals:

1.    Persons In The United States Unlawfully- If you have been in the US for 10 years continuously and can demonstrate that your removal would cause a U.S. citizen immediate family member to experience exceptional and extremely unusual hardship, you are eligible for cancellation of removal.
2.    Non-permanent residents- same standard as in number one.  
3.    Permanent Residents- If you have been in the United States for at least 7 straight years and were not convicted of a crime within your first five years here, you are eligible for cancellation of removal.

Adjustment of Status
Adjustment of status is also a defense in a removal proceeding. If a person is in removal proceedings, he or she may be qualified to remain in the US through an application for a green card by an immediate relative, such as a husband/wife, mother/father, or son/daughter, who is a US citizen. The removable alien must have entered the U.S. lawfully in order to be eligible for such relief. If the application to adjust status is filed in removal proceedings, the Immigration Judge decides whether or not to grant adjustment of status. If the Immigration Judge rules in favor of adjustment, then the status of the alien in removal will be changed to that of a lawful permanent resident and the deportation proceedings will be terminated.

Voluntary departure
Voluntary departure allows an alien in removal proceedings to depart the United States on his or her own, rather than under a removal order. Thus, there is no ten-year bar preventing the alien from being readmitted into the US. Generally, if one is allowed to voluntarily depart, then he or she can immediately apply for another visa and attempt to reenter the country using a waiver.  

Protection against deportation for victims of torture, trafficking and domestic violence

Asylum requests as a defense to deportation/removal

Motions to Reopen deportation/removal proceedings

Appeals of deportation/removal orders


Contact Us Now For A Consultation
The attorneys at Sethi & Mazaheri, LLC, have extensive courtroom experience and are actively involved in deportation litigation.  We are ready to argue for each one of these forms of relief and challenge the basis for your removal.  If you or your loved one is in a removal/deportation proceeding, please contact us at 646.397.1287 or 201.606.2267 or email us at for a free consultation about your case.

Locations :

NY Office:

26 Broadway, 21st Floor

New York, NY 10004

Phone: 646-405-9846

NJ Location:

121 Newark Ave., 5th Floor

Jersey City, NJ 07302

Phone: 201-606-2267

VA Office: 

1727 King St., #300

Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: 703-791-9279

(Federal immigration practice only)

Sethi & Mazaheri
26 Broadway, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10004
Broadway New York 10004 USA 646.397.1287
9 Polifly Road, 2nd Floor, Hackensack, NJ 07601
Hackensack New Jersey 07601 USA 201-606-2267
2050 Ballenger Ave., Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314
Alexandria Virginia 22314 USA 703.791.9279