New Jersey Removal & Deportation Defense Lawyer


Litigation, Deportation and Removal Defense

In addition to our business immigration practice,Jeffrey B. Steinfeld, PC also concentrates on removal and deportation defense at US Immigration Courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals, as well as federal court litigation at the US District Courts and US Courts of Appeals.

Removal and Deportation Proceedings

If the DHS believes that you should be removed or deported from the United States, or an individual is found "inadmissible" to the United States, the DHS will issue a piece of paper called a "Notice to Appear" or "NTA" which initiates court proceedings to determine if an individual is removable, deportable or inadmissible from the United States. An Immigration Judge presides over these court proceedings which are held at US Immigration Courts across the country. These are formal court hearings and should be taken very seriously as your immigration record may be permanently affected and you can be physically deported from the United States. Only an Immigration Judge can determine if you are removable, deportable or inadmissible and whether you have relief from removal. If the Immigration Judge denies relief, you may appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals which has jurisdiction over decisions made by Immigration Judges. We provide representation in the following areas:

  • Asylum
  • Withholding of removal
  • Voluntary departure
  • Granting an application for lawful permanent residence
  • Cancellation of removal
  • Waivers
  • Criminal immigration matters
  • Motions to Reopen

Federal Court Litigation

While most immigration matters involve administrative court proceedings at the US Immigration Courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals, federal courts such as the Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Courts have jurisdiction over very significant immigration matters. In some instances, a decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals is so erroneous or constitutionally unmeaningful that a Court of Appeals review is necessary. In other instances, DHS inaction on an immigration application or benefit violates constitutional provisions. We provide representation in the following areas:

  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Habeas Corpus Petitions
  • Mandamus Actions

Immigration litigation at the administrative or federal court level is a very serious matter. It is very important to contact an immigration attorney who specializes in immigration litigation to develop a case strategy and optimal results.

Please contact Jeffrey B. Steinfeld, PC  for a case-specific evaluation of your removal or deportation defense case. If you live or work in the New York / New Jersey metro area, please call or email us to arrange an in-person consultation.

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