Attorneys at Chamberlain Sanchez represent individuals who are in removal proceedings.
“Removal proceedings” is the term for the process of being in immigration court, where the government is trying to deport a person from the United States. While in removal proceedings, a person may apply for any immigration relief or benefit that may be available to him or her. Examples include:
- applying for family-based adjustment of status;
- employment-based adjustment of status;
- cancellation of removal;
- asylum and related relief; and
- voluntary departure, among others.
Some individuals may be able to challenge the government’s claim that they are even deportable from the United States, and if successful, the removal proceedings are terminated.
If an individual wins her case, she receives a lawful status. Sometimes, however, the court does not make a good decision and a case is denied. In this situation, the individual has the right to appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals, and if necessary, appeal again to a federal court of appeals.
For our clients in the Seattle and Mt. Vernon areas, that court of appeals is often the Ninth Circuit. However, our attorneys are also licensed to practice before the Fifth Circuit and the Second Circuit.
Attorneys at Chamberlain Sanchez are ready and willing to fight their clients’ cases to the highest levels to ensure that the correct decision is made in the case.