Immigration Deportation and Removal Defense

Immigration Court Attorney Representation

Murphy Law Firm immigration lawyers works tirelessly to achieve positive results for our clients in Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and Federal Court. Theodore Murphy has extensive experience handling detention hearings, criminal deportations, as well as all forms of relief in the Immigration Courts. These include asylum, withholding of removal, protection under the Convention Against Torture, adjustment of status, cancellation of removal, registry, temporary protected status, 212(c) relief, NACARA applications, Violence Against Women Act and the LIFE Act.

Murphy Law Firm regularly handles matters in the Immigration Courts in: Philadelphia, PA; York, PA; Baltimore, MD; Arlington, VA and Newark, NJ. In addition, the firm has represented clients in other Immigration Courts throughout the United States.

Immigration Detention and Bond Hearings

Criminal matters or negative immigration history may result in being placed into immigration court proceedings. The federal immigration agencies, as well as state and local police departments, have significantly increased enforcement operations resulting in the detention of more foreign nationals throughout the country. State and County prisons routinely notify immigration officials when a foreign national is incarcerated and released.

The ICE Enforcement and Removal Office is using detention facilities in remote areas of the United States to house detained foreign nationals. These facilities are often thousands of miles away from family and home. Early representation by an experienced immigration law attorney is critical in determining available relief and preventing disruptive, expensive relocations to other parts of the country. Immigration judges are reluctant to set bonds and allow the release of foreign nationals who have not filed any applications for relief. In many cases, release on bond is not an option because federal law requires mandatory detention. In these situations it is important to acquire experienced legal representation as early as possible.

Our immigration attorneys have represented countless detained clients in bond hearings and removal hearings. We meet in-person with all of our detained clients in the detention facility or county jail before the client goes to court. Our immigration lawyers will provide the client with all of the available legal options and best strategies. When there are no legal options available, we properly advise the client.

Deferred Immigration Inspections

Foreign nationals returning to the United States from abroad must be inspected by Customs and Border Protection officials prior to admission. Those individuals with questionable criminal histories can be refused entry to the United States or possibly detained for proceedings before an Immigration Judge. These arriving aliens are not eligible for release on bond. On occasion, inspectors may issue a deferred inspection requiring the individual to return with the appropriate criminal court dispositions. Parole is available in limited circumstances. Representation by an experienced immigration attorney is very important during this process.

Our immigration lawyers will prepare the client in advance and accompany the client to the deferred inspections.