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Deportation & Asylum Lawyer in Palm Harbor

Helping Clients Navigate Immigration Law in Clearwater & Throughout FL

Deportation proceedings can take time to progress through the process—or it can occur very rapidly, with little time to prevent it. If you or a loved one faces deportation that you believe to be unjust, you need the immediate assistance of an immigration lawyer with extensive experience in this complex area of the law. The immigration lawyers at Law Offices of K. Dean Kantaras, P.A. can determine if legal means are available to help.

What are Grounds for Deportation from the U.S.?

The U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service can formally remove immigrants from the country when they violate immigration laws. There are numerous grounds for deportation, but the most common are as follows:

  • Visa holders. This can occur when visa holders obtain their visas through fraudulent means, or if they overstay the period of time supported by the visa.
  • Illegal entry. Anyone who does not have valid entry documents can be removed.
  • Green card holders. While permanent resident status generally makes deportation less likely, in certain situations even a green card holder can be deported. Commission of a crime or using fraudulent means to obtain a green card can be grounds for removal. And when green card holders apply for citizenship, the naturalization process includes a background check that can identify reasons to deny citizenship—and, in some cases, to remove them from the country.

A deportation can occur quickly under certain circumstances—often without a hearing before an immigration judge—and the rules and processes for avoiding removal can be very complex. Your best chance for success can be achieved by retaining a skilled deportation attorney. Each immigration lawyer at The Law Offices of K. Dean Kantaras, P.A. has the experience and skills needed to explore all available legal avenues that can help.

Refugees and Asylum in Florida

Our Clearwater law firm can help certain refugees who do not want to return to their countries because of significant dangers, including imprisonment, torture, or execution.

While these individuals do not need to disprove grounds for inadmissibility, they do need to prove the likelihood for persecution in their native country based on:

  • Race
  • Gender
  • Religion
  • Sexual orientation
  • Political beliefs

If an INS asylum officer determines a case warrants further action, individuals must appear before an immigration judge, who may deny the request, grant asylum, or grant a withholding of deportation—which is similar to asylum, but it does not permit the refugee to apply for permanent U.S. residency and only prohibits deportation to the country in question.

Refugees in the Tampa Bay area who are seeking asylum need skilled legal experience to represent them through this complex process. Each asylum attorney at the Law Offices of K. Dean Kantaras, P.A. has a detailed understanding of the law—and the circumstances under which asylum is most likely to be granted for their clients.

Contact the Immigration Lawyers at The Law Offices of K. Dean Kantaras, P.A. today

Serving Pasco, Pinellas, and Hillsborough Counties with offices in Largo and Palm Harbor, The Law Offices of K. Dean Kantaras, P.A. has over three decades of experience in immigration law. If you need an immigration lawyer or just need more information on the immigration-related legal services we can offer, contact us at (727) 939-6113, or use our online contact form.

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