The attorneys at GTILG founded the firm based on their shared commitment to stopping deportations and protecting their communities through innovative and collaborative legal strategies. They have experience litigating deportation cases at various immigration courts across the country, before the Board of Immigration Appeals, and before the United States Circuit Courts of Appeals. Whether you have your first Immigration Court hearing coming up or have been fighting your case for years, your team at GTILG can help you fully understand your options and decide on a strategy that’s right for you.
Some common options include:
- Asylum, withholding of removal, or relief under the Convention Against Torture for those who fear persecution and harm in their home country
- Cancellation of Removal for Non-Permanent Residents for certain individuals who have U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident relatives and have been in the United States for 10 years or more
- Cancellation of Removal for Permanent Residents for certain green card holders depending on their length of time in the United States and personal circumstances
- Adjustment of Status for relatives of U.S. citizens and green card holders
- Waivers for fraud, criminal issues, and unlawful presence in the United States
- Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (“visa juvenil”) for minors who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned by one or both parents
In addition, the attorneys at GTILG can guide you through challenging or complex matters such as:
- Motions to Reopen – whether you just received a deportation order in Immigration Court or whether you are worried about a deportation or removal order from 10 years ago, there may be an option for having your case reopened and getting rid of the removal order;
- Appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) – even if you’ve lost your case before the Immigration Judge, you may have grounds for an appeal before the BIA. You will have to act fast to appeal the Immigration Judge’s decision.
- Appeals before the United States Circuit Courts of Appeals – if your appeal has been denied by the BIA, there may still be hope. Appealing to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal for your region can give you the opportunity to have your case heard before the highest federal courts below the U.S. Supreme Court. The attorneys at GTILG have experience with appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit – the federal court for Philadelphia and the rest of Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey- as well as various other courts across the country.
- Stay of Removal – in order to prevent the enforcement of a deportation or removal order, a Stay of Removal can be prepared and filed requesting relief due to humanitarian considerations such as family ties, health conditions, and other considerations.
- Working with criminal attorneys to structure plea agreements and convictions so as to avoid harmful immigration consequences
- Challenging the government’s classification of certain crimes as aggravated felonies, fraud, or crimes involving moral turpitude
- Bond Motions and Parole Requests – few immigration situations are more urgent than when a family member or loved one is placed in jail or prison by immigration. When that happens, a carefully prepared motion for bond to the immigration judge or a request that immigration release an individual on parole can provide immediate relief
- Motions to Suppress Evidence – when clients have been subjected to unlawful or racially motivated arrests, deportation and removal proceedings can sometimes be terminated due to violations of the U.S. Constitution
- Request for Prosecutorial Discretion – there are some situations where humanitarian factors such as medical issues, family ties, and length of time in the United States warrant special consideration. A well-prepared request for prosecutorial discretion can sometimes convince the government to close your case even when no other relief is available.