Relief from Removal

Relief from removal varies from case to case and involves an in-depth and all encompassing analysis of the details of the case.  We highly recommend that anyone subject to removal proceedings seek the counsel and advise of knowledgeable attorneys experienced in handling removal cases, such as the attorneys at Astera Law Group.

Relief from removal comes in many forms and is highly case specific.  A brief listing of some of the forms of relief from removal is provided below:  

  • Adjustment of Status
  • Asylum
  • Cancellation of removal for LPR's and non-LPR's
  • Prosecutorial Discretion
  • Readjustment of status
  • Stay of removal
  • VAWA Cancellation
  • Voluntary departure
  • 212(c) and assorted waivers


Deferred Inspection

Deferred inspection occurs after an initial entry into the United States and Customs & Border Protection (CBP) determines that the entrant requires further interview at a later date.  

In this case, a CBP officer will issue an appointment notice for the entrant to appear at a CBP Deferred Inspection location at a specific time and date for further interview and determination if the entrant is admissible to the United States.

If you receive a request to appear for a Deferred Inspection appointment, we welcome the opportunity to review your circumstances and discuss the potential impact to your admission to the United States. 


Orders of Supervision 

Enforcement & Removal Operations or ERO manages detained cases as well as individuals subject to supervision and other supervision alternative programs such as ISAP.  Our attorneys are available to discuss these programs and their impact on you if you are subject to an Order of Supervision or similar program and are required to report to ERO.    

Deportation or Removal Proceedings

Deportation or Removal Proceedings begin with the issuance of a Notice to Appear (NTA) before an Immigration Judge.  Statistics and reports vary, but one 2011 study found that 97% of immigrant detainees without legal representation lost their cases, while 74% of detainees with legal representation had successful outcomes.  Read the study's report here.

We encourage you to contact our office to discuss your case if you receive an NTA or believe that you may be placed in removal proceedings.


Deportation or removal proceedings and any other enforcement action are serious matters and require the assistance of knowledgeable attorneys.