You are currently without legal status but are the victim of domestic abuse or violence by your American citizen spouse or parent. In that case we might obtain legal permanent residence for you.
You are the victim of human trafficking, or a victim of another serious crime and have helped authorities in prosecuting that crime: we might be able to gain you authorization to stay in the U.S.
In most cases, you can appeal a removal order. However, appeals or motions, are under a very tight timeline. If you miss the date, in most cases you will not be able to file your appeal or motion. Sometimes, however, relief can be obtained even years after a negative decision.
These are the most typical cases when deportation can be avoided. However, it always depends on the individual circumstances of the immigrant. What works for one might not work for another. You need to consult an attorney to find out what will work for you.
You never had a green card or a valid visa, but entered the country without inspection.
(A) You have been caught by immigration because you had “no papers,” but you have never been convicted of any crime or only of very minor violations
and you have been living in the U.S. for at least 10 years without leaving the country except for very short times,
and you have a spouse, child, or a parent who is an American citizen or a legal permanent resident and for whom your deportation would mean an extreme hardship
then we might ask a judge to actually let you stay in the country and grant you legal permanent residency.
(B) You have been caught, but have not lived in the U.S. for at least 10 years, are otherwise qualified for relief, and are married to an American citizen or have an American citizen parent for whom your absence would be an extreme hardship, then we might be able to help you return to the U.S. upon a “waiver.”
(C) You might qualify for asylum or similar relief against persecution.