Byrnes Guillaume, Attorney at Law, PLLC provides Deportation and Removal Defense:

This area of practice consists of appearing in Immigration Courts to defend and seek relief from Deportation/Removal from the United States for the following:

  • Lawful Permanent Residents with criminal convictions.
  • A Person residing illegally in the U.S.
  • A person who overstays or violates the terms of the visa.
  • A Non-U.S. citizen who is denied benefits by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.



Deportation, also known as removal, is the formal legal process during which the United States government orders a non-citizen to be removed from the country. There are a variety of reasons why a removal may be ordered, nearly all of which involve a violation of U.S. immigration law. The deportation process can be extremely difficult, emotionally complex and frustrating.

Removal proceedings first begin with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and can be filed against any non-citizen, including nonimmigrant visa holders and green card holders. The case will then be held in an immigration court overseen by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Depending on the circumstances involved; the defense plan, actions taken and various other factors, a judge may rule that deportation be dismissed or proceed as planned. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the agency responsible for carrying out removal orders.

Grounds for Removal
The Immigration and Nationality Act lists six major categories that can subject a non-citizen to deportation. These include:

  • Inadmissibility at time of entry or adjustment of status, or violations of status
  • Criminal Charges
  • Failure to register or falsified documents
  • Terrorism or security threats
  • Become a public charge or primarily dependent on the government
  • Unlawfully voted



Deportation and removal actions are complex legal issues, but they can be handled competently and effectively by experienced legal professionals. I strongly advise anyone facing such issues to contact us as soon as possible. At Byrnes Guillaume, Attorney at Law, PLLC, we’re in this together.

If you, or a family member, are facing deportation or removal proceedings, Byrnes Guillaume, Attorney at Law, PLLC can assist you in your defense against the allegations.