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Removal Defenses

Removal proceedings are administrative proceedings to determine the admissibility or deportability of an individual under United States immigration law.  In a removal proceeding, an immigration judge conducts proceedings to decide the inadmissibility or deportability of an alien.

When the proceedings are concluded,  the immigration judge shall decide whether an alien is removable from the United States. The determination of the immigration judge shall be based only on the evidence produced at the hearing.

During the proceedings, the alien has the burden of establishing that he is an applicant for admission and that he is clearly and beyond doubt entitled to be admitted and is not inadmissible under existing laws.  The alien also has the burden of establishing by  clear and convincing evidence that he/she is lawfully present in the United States pursuant to a prior admission.

An individual under removal proceedings may be eligible for some forms of relief from removal, including but not limited to: voluntary departure, cancellation of removal, adjustment of status, asylum, withholding of removal, protection under CAT, certain waivers of removability or inadmissibility, deferred action, and other forms of prosecutorial discretion. We represent clients in Immigration Court and help them obtain relief from removal.

MTS Law represents clients in Immigration Court to help them obtain relief from removal. Our experienced attorneys are dedicated to navigating the complexities of immigration law and crafting persuasive arguments on behalf of our clients. From analyzing your case to presenting compelling evidence, we strive to maximize your chances of success. Contact us today for compassionate support and effective representation during this challenging time.


The information presented in this section provides a general overview of the naturalization process in the United States. For accurate and up-to-date information tailored to your individual case, we recommend seeking professional assistance from MTS Law. With over 10 years of experience, our team has successfully guided clients through various aspects of immigration law, ensuring the best possible outcomes for their clients. Contact MTS Law today for comprehensive and reliable immigration legal services.

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