Deportation Defense in El Paso

Removal Defense is Our Top Priority

The Winterberg Law Firm, P.C. is known for pushing deportation cases past legal obstacles and, if necessary, moving them to be handled in federal court.

In many instances, our experienced lawyers have won these defense cases with hard work and determination. Not only does our law firm specialize in cases relating to deportation but we also prioritize these cases as we understand the circumstances that detainees face in these situations of turmoil. 

How We Go Above and Beyond for the Client

A good lawyer knows the law, but a great lawyer knows the judge as well as the stakes they are about to face. When you choose our law firm, you can expect to receive our undivided attention and work ethic to help you and your family remain in the United States. Your future and quality of life in the United States matter to us. Placing your needs and goals as our number one priority is what gives us the determination and motivation to fight for you, in and outside of the court.

Winterberg Law Firm: Our Proven Track Record of Success in Removal Defense Cases

  1. Mexican male won on June 17th 2021 (Adjustment of Status with 6 previous arrests)

Our Removal Defense Services

At the Winterberg Law Firm, P.C., we are proud to provide exceptional deportation defense services. By focusing on deportation cases, we can provide better results for our clients. We can work with the following:

  • Bond
  • Parole Request
  • Cancellation of Removal for Permanent Residents
  • Cancellation of Removal for Nonpermanent Residents
  • VAWA Cancellation of Removal (Special Rule Cancellation) 
  • Asylum
  • Withholding of Removal
  • Convention Against Torture
  • Waivers
  • Family-based Petitions for Adjustments of Status

Federal Laws Regarding Removal and Deportation

The United States government may use certain grounds in order to determine if non-citizens or green card holders are to be deported to their country of origin. If you fail to notify a change of address or to abide by the terms of your visa, you can face potential deportation. Fraudulent marriages or helping to smuggle others into the United States also call for deportation.

Your Rights

In the initial hearing, respondents are allowed to request a Bond Redetermination Hearing. Not all respondents qualify for bond, however after an attorney reviews your case, you will know whether you will have the opportunity to ask for bond or not. As part of the bond hearing, the Immigration Judge assesses whether you are a “flight risk.”  A “flight risk” means that you will not show up to immigration court in the future because you do not have strong family ties.

Depending on the special circumstances of every case, a bond can be an option for you. Immigrants can have a family member post the bond so that they may be rightfully released. The bond money is returned at the conclusion of all of the immigration hearings, meaning the final hearing.  Pursuant to the INA, the minimum amount of bond Immigration Judge can set in a removal hearing is $1,500. Unfortunately, there is no maximum amount.

Deportation Defense in El Paso, Texas

FAQs About Removal Defense

An individual scheduled for an immigration court hearing must appear at the hearing. If you are late or do not show up to a hearing, the immigration judge can enter a removal order in your absence, immediately. An order in absentia can be cured with a Motion to Reopen, however, you need to file it within 90 days and you have to prove exceptional circumstances, which is a legal term of art. The consequences of missing court also mean that you have a ten-year bar, so they need to hire an attorney for this type of appeal ASAP.

Yes. There are a number of legal grounds in which the U.S. government could use to terminate your status as a legal permanent resident. The most common are the conviction of specific crimes and abandonment of legal permanent resident status.

The answer to this question varies drastically because, in removal hearings, there are at best maybe 4-6 hearings. In non-detained court, the hearings go on for years so clients can attend hearings for three or four years and need to be in court maybe once or twice a year. It all depends on the backlog of the courts. Also, continuances are needed in order to provide the proper original documents to the court, and this becomes problematic when you are requesting original docs from overseas. So this is a hard question to pinpoint, but there are several factors.

Choose A Deportation Defense Lawyer That Will Represent You Every Step of the Way

Each case that our firm is approached with is unique, therefore we make sure to treat each other differently and diligently. Contact our firm today to learn more about how we can help you fight deportation and removal.

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Victoria Winterberg

Ms. Winterberg’s law school experience began after joining the Law School Preparation Institute while being a student at the University of Texas at El Paso. She then attended law school at Washburn Univesity School of Law before formally beginning her career. 

Leveraging a unique cultural background and approach to law, Ms. Winterberg uses her expertise in immigration law to bring people together. She has extensive work in all areas of immigration law and has helped countless people win cases and thrive. Immigration-related cases often involve the most vulnerable in the community, and our firm is driven by our ability to protect our clients and their families with each and every case.