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My husband’s application to help me get a green card was denied! Now I am at risk of being deported. Do you have any tips while I plan my deportation defense?

Getting a deportation notice is a frightening experience. It’s understandable that you worry what will happen to you, your family, and what your future holds. You’ve come to feel that the United States is your country. Suddenly, you’re at risk of being sent back to your home country, which might feel foreign and unknown to you now.

Before you are deported, you have the chance to defend your case in immigration court. You will have the chance to defend yourself at a Merits Hearing. This is your opportunity to tell the judge why you should be able to stay in the country.

Tips for Your Deportation Defense

You only have one chance to defend your case in court. It is critical that you make a strong case for yourself.

As you put together your deportation defense, here are a few tips to make sure you present the best defense possible so that you can maximize your chances at staying in the United States:

  • Get to know as much as you can about the immigration law. This will help you plan your defense based on a legal understanding of how the government approves and denies applications to stay in the United States.
  • Learn as much as you can about the American culture. The more you present yourself as respectful of the American culture, the more likely the judge is to overturn your deportation.
  • Work with a deportation defense lawyer in Savannah. Lawyers know specifically what the judge is looking for and how to plan the strongest defense for your case. By working with a deportation lawyer in your community, you can maximize your chances at staying in the country.

Give us a call to discuss your case in more detail. We’ll work with you to find specific defense strategies to help you stay with your loved one and live in the country you love.


Dwight T. Feemster
Dwight is a civil and criminal attorney in Georgia.

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