Dallas Immigration Attorneys

Deportation/ Removal Defense

Deportation or removal involves the expulsion of a noncitizen from the United States. This expulsion may be based on grounds of inadmissibility or deportability.  Other than falling out of status, one of the biggest reasons for an individual to be placed into deportation or removal proceedings is due to a criminal charge. 

Green Cards

A “Green Card” is evidence of a person’s lawful permanent resident status.


Depending on the familial and specific circumstances of the individual, citizenship can be gained automatically at birth inside or outside the United States, automatically through the naturalization of a parent, or through the naturalization of the individual.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

At this time, the government is only accepting renewals for DACA recipients.  If you have DACA, make sure you keep your work permit current and contact The Presti Law Firm to make sure it is renewed correctly.


There are 2 main types of general visa categories: immigrant and nonimmigrant.  The focus of each type of visa is the “intent” of the noncitizen to either remain indefinitely in the US or to stay only temporarily.

Board of Immigration Appeals

The first level of appeal of a decision made by an immigration judge is the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).  This gives the noncitizen a second chance to correct any errors made by the immigration court.

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Fifth Circuit

The second level of appeal of a decision made by an immigration judge is the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Fifth Circuit.  The purpose of this appeal is to correct errors made by the lower courts.