Removal Defense/Immigration Court

At F&D, we help our clients in greater Los Angeles County and the surrounding Southern California area in their fight against deportation. Some of our most common forms of relief include:

Cancellation of Removal 42A

This relief is available to those who have had a green card for five years or more prior to their conviction record that caused the removability to issue.

Cancellation of Removal 42B

This relief is available to those who have been in the United States for over ten years and also have a qualifying relative (LPR or US Citizen child, spouse, or parent).


Our attorneys will immediately apply for a bond so our clients may be released from ICE custody pursuant to a court order.

In-Court Adjustment of Status

Apply for an I-485 green card through case approval while in immigration court removal proceedings. These are usually based upon approval in the form of an I-130, I-360, U visa, or other approval notice.

237 a 1 H waive

These special waivers are available under limited circumstances for those accused of fraud or convicted of crimes.

Motion to Reopen (MTR)

These motions are utilized for several distinct purposes. Often filed with the Immigration Courts, MTRs are designed to reopen court proceedings and usually to correct a wrong that was perpetrated in a prior court proceeding.

Motion to Terminate (MTT)

These motions are filed when an alien has achieved legal status and removal from the United States is no longer justified under the law. Motions to Terminate will enable immigrants to adjust status to lawful permanent residency through US Citizenship & Immigration Services (US CIS) outside of immigration court.

Motion for Change of Venue

Motion for Change Venue is an available option for immigrants who move and relocate their  residence from one city to another inside the United States.

Motion to Remand

When new forms of relief are available to establish a green card, then a motion to remand might be possible to transfer a case from a higher appellate court back to the immigration court for processing and completion of the lawful residency status.

Requests for Joint Motions

When favorable factors (equities) are present, our team may make a special request to US ICE counsel for their office to join in a mutual agreement to permit final case status processing.  Expert preparation of joint motion requests is an F&D hallmark.


Many people come to the United States seeking protection from the government of their home country. Those individuals who fear they will be harmed or persecuted based on facets such as their race, religion, or political views, may be eligible to receive U.S. government protection. Our dedicated attorneys at F&D are here to help our immigrant clients in their asylum cases. Learn more about F&D’s expertise in handling asylum cases

BIA Appeal

The “Board of Immigration Appeals” is a form of appeal through a higher court that can be applied for following an unfavorable decision in immigration court.

Ninth Circuit Appeal

The Ninth Circuit appeal is available for 30 days after the Board of Immigration Appeals issues a BIA denial. Certain restrictions apply.

Withholding of Removal/Stay of Removal:

Humanitarian version of asylum available for those with medical conditions or those who are unable to obtain asylum due to certain criminal convictions.

F&D knows that quality legal representation is the most important factor in determining whether you win or lose a case, so be sure to contact us today.

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