Deportation Defense

At Hightower Reff Law, we understand how stressful the immigration system can be. We are here to help you navigate the legal process so you can maintain your immigration status and keep your family together. Reach out to meet with a member of the Hightower Reff Law team today.

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Capable Deportation Defense Lawyers in Omaha

Our legal team provides the exceptional representation you need, whether as an individual or a family facing deportation. We combine our unique backgrounds and experience to give you the best defense for your deportation case.

Our Process

The Hightower Reff Law immigration lawyers will do everything we can to provide a simple and streamlined process for your deportation defense. Each case is different, but we generally follow these basic steps:

  1. Contact our Intake Specialist via phone, email, or our contact form. This helps us pair you with the best attorney for your case.
  2. Meet your attorney over the phone for an initial consultation. This is the time to ask questions and get foundational information about what your case will entail.
  3. Retain Hightower Reff Law as your legal representation. Our paralegals will continue the process by filing the necessary paperwork.
  4. Develop a legal plan to achieve your desired outcome. We’ll decide the best defense against your deportation and collect any documentation that will be beneficial to your case.
  5. Finalize your plan and plead your case to the court. The judge will determine your immigration status. Regardless of the outcome, we will support you through the conclusion of this process.

Types of Defenses to Deportation

At Hightower Reff Law, we have seasoned, professional lawyers with the experience needed to handle your immigration case. We will treat your situation with skill and care while providing the support you need. Here are common types of defense we consider when our clients are faced with deportation.


An asylum defense argues you are an individual who should remain in the United States instead of being deported to your country of origin because you will face prosecution or bodily harm. This will give you protection and establish your right to stay in the United States as a refugee.

Adjustment of Status

If you have an approved immigrant visa petition, it may be possible to request an adjustment of status. This process involves an application for permanent residency instead of removal.

Filing a Motion to Terminate or Suppress

There are cases where ICE or other law enforcement may have violated the law or your personal constitutional rights. In a situation like this, it is possible to file a motion to halt the deportation process based on these violations.

Cancellation of Removal

Immigrants may apply for a cancellation of removal if they have been in the United States for at least 10 years, have permanent resident family members, and do not have a criminal record with serious crimes.

Other Services at Hightower Law

We understand that immigration status is closely connected to international issues and family relationships. That’s why the experienced attorneys at Hightower Reff Law practice both immigration law and family law, so we can handle all issues related to your legal case.

Citizenship & Naturalization

While naturalized citizens are generally protected from deportation, there are certain exceptions. If you’re facing deportation after becoming a naturalized citizen or you want to discuss your options for applying for citizenship, Hightower Reff Law is here for you.

DACA Applications & Renewals

Need to renew your DACA status? Or want help applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals? Our immigration law attorneys offer private consultations to help you avoid deportation.

Family-Based Immigration

If your family member is facing deportation, there may be legal recourse to adjust their status and keep them in the United States. Talk through your options with the immigration team at Hightower Reff Law today.

Protection Orders

Whether your immigration status is in jeopardy because of a protection order or you need protection from abuse while undocumented, Hightower Reff Law will stand with you and explain your legal rights.

Our Immigration Attorneys in Omaha

Immigration can be a stressful and complicated process. We understand your need for unwavering support, and we fight for your best interests every step of the way. Our knowledgeable attorneys are also available to assist you in Spanish. Learn about our Spanish-speaking lawyers now.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What if the judge rules against me in my case?

There is still a chance to appeal the ruling within 30 days with the Board of Immigration Appeals. Should that appeal be rejected, we are also able to file an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals. No matter the result, we’ll remain by your side and work hard to get your preferred outcome.

What are the reasons for deportation?

The most common reasons include—but are not limited to—violating the terms of your visa, committing a crime, or marriage fraud.

How long does it take for a deportation case to move through the courts?

An immigration case regarding deportation can take between two to three years to reach a final conclusion. For expedited cases, verdicts can be reached within two weeks.

Connect With Our Immigration Attorneys

Do you need high-quality legal representation for your immigration case? Speak with our reputable Omaha lawyers today.

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