Virginia Immigration Lawyers and Attorneys for Complex Immigration Cases

The Bose Law Firm Immigration Law Practice was created in 1998.  Since then, the Firm has helped hundreds of individuals and businesses with their immigration matters focusing on complex removal | deportation and employment compliance matters. 

FACT: Immigration lawyers can be licensed in any of the 50 states and practice law in any of the 50 states.  Attorney Bose is a Virginia licensed Attorney and Counsellor at Law.  He can practice immigration law in any of the 50 states. 

 Attorney Bose
24 hour Immigration Helpline: 877.372.2827 

General Information on Removal | Deportation and Employment Compliance Issues
 
The removal process usually begins when the DHS (Department of Homeland Security) serves a Notice to Appear.  The Notice to Appear does not prove that you are deportable.  It simply explains the basis for the U.S. Government's claim that you have broken the law and that you must appear in front of a Judge.  The Notice to Appear clearly states that you have a Right to an Attorney.  The process is adversarial just like a criminal case - the U.S. Government is represented by an Attorney who is not going to look at your best interest.  You can represent yourself in the proceedings or you can hire an Attorney to represent your interests.
 
An Attorney will determine whether you are eligible for Relief from Removal.  This process is not automatic and the Government's Attorney will not assist in you filing for any form of relief. 

There are three basic forms of Relief From Removal:

  • Cancellation of Removal
  • Adjustment of Status
  • Asylum
Why Would a Person Be Subject to Removal?

A person may face removal proceedings for a number of reasons. Non-citizens who
 
1) have entered the U.S. without authorization; 
2) have overstayed their visas; 
3) have violated terms of their visas; or 
4) have been convicted of certain crimes which may be subject to removal proceedings.
 
An alien, including a lawful permanent resident may face removal proceedings because they have committed a certain crime. The INS usually defines these classes of crimes as aggravated felonies; crimes of moral turpitude; crimes of violence; and crimes involving the sale and/or possession of illegal drugs. 
 
Cancellation of Removal:
 
The first basic form of relied from Deportation | Removal is Cancellation of Removal.  This relief is ordered by the Judge and stops the Government from moving ahead with your case.  For legal permanent residents, this relief is generally available if the person has lived continuously in the states for 7 years after being admitted, have been an legal permanent resident for at least 5 years, have never been convicted of an aggravated felony, and has not been a  terrorist, crewman or exchange visitor.  Cancellation of removal is only available once.

For non-greencard holders, Cancellation of Removal requires 10 years of continuous stay in the states prior to service of the NTA.  Additionally, the relief requires a clean criminal history and proof of unusual hardship to collateral family members who are US citizens or greencard holders. 

Asylum:


Asylum is another possible way to stay in the U.S. legally. You may be able to ask for this protection in the United States if: (i) you feel that you will be harmed if you return to your own country; or (ii) you have suffered harm there in the past. The threat or harm must come from the government or someone the government cannot or will not control. You must have lived in the United States for less than one year.

You must show the threat or harm is because of:

* race
* religion
* nationality
* political beliefs
* membership in a particular social group

 

 

Fairfax County Offices:
6354 Rolling Mill Place 

Suite 102 

Springfield, VA 22152

Telephone:  703.926.3900
Toll Free:     877.372.2827
Telecopier:  800.927.6038

 

 

 

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Alexandria Offices: 
Federal Court Practice
2821 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
 
 



 
 
 
 

 

 

Washington, DC Offices:
1776 I Street, NW
9th Floor
Washington, DC 20006

Telephone:  877.372.2827
Telecopier:  800.927.6038

 

 

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