We defend individuals who are about to be deported. It is important to know what your rights are and what is available to you. If you are about to be deported, and want to return to your country you have options. Voluntary Departure allows you to leave the United States without a deportation order and allow you to return to the United States legally. We can help you through this process. The benefit of the voluntary departure, not only allows you to return legally to the United States but also shows in your immigration record no order of deportation. However, like most applications certain qualifications are required before choosing voluntary departure. To qualify for voluntary departure, you must show the judge:
(1) You are a good person;
(2) You deserve to return to the U.S; and
(3) Ability to pay for your trip home.
If you were convicted of an aggravated felony, you won’t qualify for voluntary departure. However, keep in mind that at your first hearing, if you chose Voluntary Departure, you are giving up your right to fight your case. If you are unsure contact an experience attorney. If you qualify for other kinds of immigration relief, Voluntary Departure might not be the best option for you.
So you decided that Voluntary Departure is the right option for you, so what is next? Gather letters of support from family, friends, religious leaders, employers and other people that state you are a person of good morale. Also, each letter must be written in English. Provide birth certificates, copies of green cards, and other paper work showing that members of your family are U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents. In addition, you will need to provide paper work that shows you support your family, if you are married, you will need to provide a marriage certificate. If you received certifications or a degree in the U.S, you will need to provide that as well. You can also have witnesses speak to the judge about how your good morale. Showing the Judge that you are a good person depends on you and the documentation you provide, but you don’t have to do it alone. We are here to help.