Washington DC Immigration Removal Defense Law Firm

Removal and deportation occurs when the government seeks to remove a foreign individual from the United States. This used to be referred to as deportation but now is called removal.

Our law firm will represent you upon receipt of a Notice to Appear.  This notice is issued by the government when it seeks to initiate removal proceedings against someone.  

You have the right to an attorney to defend your rights to stay in the United States.

Please contact us at 202-330-6290 or info@serranolegal.com if you have received a Notice to Appear. We may be able to provide you with information regarding the possibility of a bond for temporary release.  We offer a free initial consultation.


  • Cancellation of removal
  • Asylum based upon the Convention Against Torture
  • Vacating criminal convictions
  • Permanent Resident (green card) or visa application under certain circumstances

We will appear with you in immigration court during the Master Calendar hearing.  During this hearing, we will argue for relief from removal and schedule the case accordingly.  

In order to properly plead for relief, you need an experienced immigration attorney to study and analyze your case and fight for you during the Individual Hearing. It is during this Individual Hearing that the immigration judge will decide if the foreign individual may remain in the United States. 

If the judge issues a removal order, we may be able to help you with an appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals.

Call our office for additional information.  We offer a free initial consultation.  Contact us at 202-330-6290 or info@serranolegal.com.

Here are some examples of situations that may result in the government’s effort to remove an individual:

  • border crossing without valid entry documents
  • violating time limits of I-94
  • violating the terms of a visa
  • employment without authorization
  • commission of crime