Experienced Immigration Lawyers – SE Habla Espanol

The attorneys at La Paglia Law have a deep understanding of the Immigration and Deportation Process. There are few other immigration attorneys with our level of practical experience.

When your loved one is detained, you want to find him or her as soon as possible and have that person released. We understand that, and will make that our top priority, as well.

We have helped people all over the U.S. find their loved ones and have often been able to secure their release on bond. We are also available to work on other aspects of their immigration / deportation cases that may involve criminal, DUI, etc. charges as they pertain to the case.

We’ve helped countless people find and connect with loved ones. We can find out where someone is being held and often visit them for you within 24-48 hours of your call to us.

We can also appear in court and work for a positive outcome.

La Paglia Law is located in Eloy, Arizona, only minutes from the Eloy and Florence  ICE Detention centers.

Call us today at 520-466-3512.

Bond Hearing

If you have been arrested for a crime and are detained and you do not qualify for any other form of immigration relief you may still be able to secure a bond, be released from detention, and remain in the United States for a limited time – if you qualify for Voluntary Departure. A person may voluntarily depart the United States at their own expense so long as they are not removable for certain criminal or security-related grounds.

For more detailed information and for a free phone consultation you may contact one of our immigration attorneys at (520) 466-3512

Deportation Defense

Deportation (removal) is the process of formally removing an immigrant to the United States and returning them to their country of origin. If you have violated U.S. immigration laws, you may be in jeopardy of deportation. If you have received notice of deportation you should contact our office immediately at 520-466-3512 for a free phone consultation. On occasion the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office makes mistakes. Potentially due to someone reporting an immigrant (you) as illegal. Once the deportation process begins an immigration Court in the U.S. Department of Justice will hear your case. If a judge determines that there is cause for removal, you will be deported. This is why it is so important that you contact our office immediately in order to have the best chance of appealing the deportation order. La Paglia Law has practiced law for over 40 years and during this time we have helped several families stay together. We will quickly review your case or that of a loved one and if detained we can visit them on your behalf to see how they are doing and let them know that proceedings have begun to help them.


Depending on your status, you may apply for one of two types of asylums.

  1. Affirmative Asylum Processing With USCIS
  2. Defensive Asylum Processing with EOIR

Affirmative Asylums require you to be physically present in the United States. Regardless of how you arrived into the United States, you may apply for an Affirmative Asylum. You must apply for an affirmative asylum within one year from the time you arrived in the United State. An exception to this would include:

  1. Your circumstances have changed since arriving that materially affect your eligibility for asylum
  2. You have experienced circumstances outside of your control that have kept you from being able to apply.

You are eligible, if despite these circumstances, you have applied within a reasonable period of time. La Paglia Law can help you file the proper forms and assist you with your application for an asylum. Those who apply for an Affirmative Asylum are rarely detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). You can live in the United States during the time that your application is being reviewed, however many times asylum applicants are not issued work permits. Contact La Paglia Law office today for a free phone consultation at 520-466-3512    Defensive Asylum If you have received a notice for Deportation (Removal) you can file for Defensive Asylum Processing with the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EIOR). An application for Defensive Asylum offers a defense against removal from the U.S. You can qualify for a defensive asylum if you are in removal proceedings in the immigration courts with the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EIOR). You can qualify for a defensive asylum in the following ways.

  1. If you have been referred to an immigration judge by USCIC after it has been determined that you are ineligible for an asylum come the end of your affirmative asylum review.
  2. You have been placed into removal proceedings because:
    1. You were caught by the United States or at U.S. port of entry or you were found in violation of your immigration status,
    2. You were caught by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) while attempting to enter the United States without proper documents,
    3. You were caught by CBP while attempting to enter the U.S. without proper documentation, you were scheduled for expedited removal, and you have a credible fear of being persecuted or tortured by an Asylum Officer.

If you or a loved one are experiencing any of these situations, The Law Office of Richard and Mary La Paglia strongly encourage you to contact our office immediately for a free phone consultation at 520-466-3512

Cancellation of Removal

Cancelation of Removal is a discretionary benefit in which a foreign national’s status may be changed from a deportation status to permitting an individual to lawfully be admitted into the United States as a permanent residence. In order to qualify for cancelation of removal you must have lawfully been admitted to the U.S. as a permanent residence for not less than 5 years and have resided continuously for 7 years after having been admitted regardless of status. You must not have been convicted of any aggravated felonies. Other conditions may also apply such as having good moral character and having avoided being convicted of some other lesser crimes. In addition, you may qualify if you can show that removal would cause exceptional and extremely unusual hardship on your spouse, parent, or child, who is a lawfully admitted resident of the U.S. with permanent resident status. Some special rules apply for battered spouses, parents, and children. For a clear explanation of the process of cancelation of removal or the overall process of Deportation we encourage you to contact one of our immigration attorneys today for a free phone consultation by calling 520-466-3512.

Adjustment of Status

Adjustment of Status under INA 245(i): Legal permanent residency or “Green Card” through work, family or marriage.   DACA (Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals) The Department of Homeland Security allows eligible candidates to request deferred action for childhood arrivals for a period of two years. This may also be possibly renewed for an additional 2 years. Deferred action  are evaluated on a case by case basis. DAPA (Deferred Action for Parental Accountability) Allows for relief of the parents of eligible candidates of DACA eligibility.

If you would like to talk to one of our attorneys about your eligibility for Adjustment of Status, contact one of our immigration attorneys for a free phone consultation at (520) 466-3512.


We are here to help get your family back together again

No matter what kind of legal issues you face throughout your life, it is important to have an experienced lawyer on your side, who will guide you thorough the entire process with professionalism. We understand your concerns and are here to help by listening to you and finding the best solution for your case, then explaining this resolution to you in a way that you can understand your options. We speak fluent Spanish but we have translators who we work with who speak other languages if needed.

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