Nanthaveth and Associates is dedicated to helping undocumented immigrants.
Austin Deportation Law Firm
The Immigration attorneys at Nanthaveth and Associates have years of experience in handling deportation cases. Whether you are proactively looking to avoid deportation or have already found yourself in removal proceedings, our firm can help you find a solution.
USCIS has certain options in place for undocumented individuals that have entered the country without inspection. Popular options include Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), U-Visa, VAWA, and Political Asylum.
Relatives of U.S Citizens or Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs) may be eligible to file an Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver (Form I-601A) after an illegal entry into the U.S. In order to obtain an immigrant visa after entering the country illegally, individuals must return to their home country for an interview at a U.S Consulate. If approved, the provisional waiver will assure reentry into the United States following the consular processing interview in their home country. A Provisional Waiver Application requires extensive proof that the removal of the individual from the U.S will cause extreme hardship on their U.S citizen relatives. Providing evidence of extreme hardship is a tedious and complicated task that can include psychological evaluations, doctor’s notes, bank statements, monthly bills and affidavits from friends and family, etc. With many years of experience, Nanthaveth and Associates is dedicated to making the complex process run as smooth as possible for out clients.
If you have been a victim of certain crimes and are willing to provide information about the crime to local law enforcement, you may be eligible to file a Petition for a U-Visa (Form I-918). Qualifying criminal acts include but are not limited to abduction, sexual assault, blackmail, domestic violence, assault, torture, and stalking. Similarly, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) provides the same opportunity specifically to women that have been a victim of domestic violence in the U.S. If you have been a victim of any of these crimes while inside the borders of the United States, come talk to us.
Although not a source of lawful status, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is available to certain individuals who entered the United States as children. DACA recipients are granted deferral from removal action for a 2 year period, which they can renew upon expiration. During the period of deferred action, recipients are eligible for work authorization. In order to qualify, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Be under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;
- Have come to the United States before reaching their 16th birthday;
- Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;
- Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of making your request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS;
- Had no lawful status on June 15, 2012;
- Are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States; and
- Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, or three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.
The attorneys at Nanthaveth and Associates are available to assist anyone who is currently in removal proceedings, which is when the U.S government attempts to deport an individual from the United States. If you have found yourself in this situation, one of our attorneys will look at the details of your case and assemble the required material for you to present at the time of your trial. One of our trial attorneys will then accompany you to your trial and represent you before the judge.