Facing deportation from the United States is a stressful experience for you and your family. At the Law Office of Alexander R. Vail, we know how important it is to keep families together. If you or a loved one is dealing with deportation, you should consult our legal team today.
Our team provides legal services to help individuals avoid deportation from the U.S., including ICE removals. A variety of removal proceedings exist. One of the most common falls under Section 240 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Our team will give you a free evaluation of your situation and thoroughly explain your options. We will take all of the time we need to map out your options and give you our professional advice during each step. We won’t just tell you what you want to hear. Instead, we will tell you the truth about your case.
You can trust our team to get your questions answered about your case. Removal proceedings under Section 240 are essentially a two-phase process. The first phase depends on the issue of removability. This concerns whether the noncitizen in the proceedings is removable as charged by the Department of Homeland Security. A noncitizen in removal proceedings is charged with being either “inadmissible” under Section 212 of the Immigration and Nationality Act or “deportable” under Section 237. The difference between these two categories is significant: it determines which party bears the burden of proof in this first phase (i.e., the removability phase). The second phase, assuming the noncitizen is found “removable,” depends on the issue of relief. This covers the noncitizen’s eligibility for relief from removal. This depends on the facts of each case.
Our managing partner, Alex R. Vail, initially worked in an immigration court as a judicial law clerk and gained invaluable experience in the field of removal defense. During his time in this position, he developed the specialized knowledge needed to be a good advocate for those in removal proceedings. Since then, Alex has built upon this knowledge as an attorney who helps clients in the Las Vegas area with immigration issues. Schedule a consultation with the Law Office of Alexander R. Vail today for a free consultation about your options moving forward.
Come see us, and we’ll tell you how to proceed. You can count on us for an honest answer and plan.
• Removal Defense
• Family-Based Immigration
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CITIZENSHIP GRANTED Matter of V.A.V. (2020)
V.A.V., a native and citizen of the Mexico who had been a lawful permanent resident of the United States for more than three decades, sought the aid of Alex to file an Application for Naturalization (“Form N-400”). He was concerned, however, because he had sustained multiple convictions for driving under the influence in various jurisdictions as well as a battery conviction in violation of Nevada law. Alex prepared the Form N-400 filing, taking special efforts to explain in a memorandum of law why V.A.V.’s convictions did not preclude him from establishing good moral character. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) agreed, approved V.A.V. for naturalization, and he has been sworn in as a United States citizen.
CITIZENSHIP GRANTED Matter of M.S. (2020)
M.S., a native and citizen of Japan who had been admitted as a lawful permanent resident of the United States, sought the aid of Alex to file an Application for Naturalization (“Form N-400”). Alex prepared the Form N-400 filing, prepared M.S. for his interview, and attended the interview with D.S. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) approved him for naturalization, and he has been sworn in as a United States citizen.
LAWFUL PERMANENT RESIDENCE GRANTED Matter of B.D.K (2020)
B.D.K. is a native and citizen of Ethiopia who was adopted by U.S. citizens. Her parents sought Alex’s help to bring B.D.K. from Ethiopia to the United States as a lawful permanent resident. Alex handled everything from the filing of the initial family petition all the way through consular processing. B.D.K. was issued an immigrant visa and has been admitted to the United States as a lawful permanent resident.
BOND GRANTED Matter of P.J.R. (2020)
P.J.R. is a native and citizen of Guatemala who had been arrested for battery on a protected person in violation of Nevada law. After he was released on his own recognizance in the pending criminal case, he was transferred to immigration custody where the Department of Homeland Security refused to release P.J.R. on a bond. Alex filed a motion seeking a custody redetermination hearing with the Las Vegas Immigration Court on his behalf, arguing that P.J.R. did not pose a danger to the community or a risk of flight. Satisfied with the evidence presented, the presiding immigration judge set a bond. P.J.R. was released from immigration custody after posting this bond.
WHAT I ADMIRE SO MUCH ABOUT ALEX IS HIS HONESTY
“I am originally from China, and I have been a lawful permanent resident of the United States for many years now. I was initially denied citizenship for a very complicated legal reason. Alex has helped make sense of all this to me. He first helped me through the administrative appeal, and when that was not successful, he filed a lawsuit in federal court. What I admire so much about Alex is his honesty through all of this. He explained from the outset that this is going to be an uphill battle. He predicted the denial of the administrative appeal and said that the only place we had a chance of gaining ground is in a federal court. Another thing I really like about Alex is that he shares all of his work product with me. This is why I am able to understand everything that is going on. Everything he files with the court, he shares with me. If I don’t understand something, he explains it well to me. I really feel like a have a champion on my side with Alex as my attorney.” – Client