Ballico, California Immigration Lawyers

Turlock, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(209) 668-1410 600 E Main St Ste 100
Turlock, CA 95380-4547
Immigration
Merced, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(209) 560-6625 1170 W Olive Ave.
Suite G7
Merced, CA 95348
Immigration
Jagat Kooner
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Stockton, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(209) 565-3979 343 E Main Street Suite 310
Stockton, CA 95202
Free ConsultationImmigration
William Mitchell College of Law
Patrick Kolasinski
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Modesto, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(209) 408-0104 1100 14th Street
2nd Floor Suite E
Modesto, CA 95353
Immigration and Bankruptcy
Modesto, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(209) 579-2208 801 15th St
Modesto, CA 95354
Immigration, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
UC Hastings COL
Modesto, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(209) 728-6224 1031 15th Street, Suite 5
Modesto, CA 95354
Immigration
Stockton, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 49 years experience
(209) 466-3344 6 S El Dorado St
Stockton, CA 95202
Immigration, Business, Criminal and Family
UC Hastings COL
Stockton, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(209) 942-3300 20 N Sutter St
Stockton, CA 95202
Immigration and International
Foreign Law School
Stockton, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(209) 943-0543 33 E Magnolia St
Stockton, CA 95202
Immigration, Business and Personal Injury
Humphrey's Coll School of Law
Stockton, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(510) 925-2998 333 E Channel St
Stockton, CA 95202
Immigration
John Khosravi
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Santa Clara, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(818) 934-1561 4500 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Immigration
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
John Q. Khosravi's law practice focuses on Family, Business (Investment & Employment) and Talent (Artists, Athletes, Scientists/Professors/Researchers & Individuals with Extraordinary Abilities) based Immigration to the United States. Visa Petitions include EB-1, EB-2, EB-5, E-2, L-1, H1-B and TN NAFTA Visas. Mr. Khosravi works with individuals and clients of various sizes, from start-ups and small businesses to multinational corporations, in a broad range of industries, including academic, advertising, medical and research, technology, athletics, arts, fashion and entertainment fields. Mr. Khosravi is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and currently serves as the Southern California...
(818) 934-1561 11620 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 900
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(818) 934-1561 8275 S. Eastern Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89123
(818) 934-1561 20 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
(310) 582-5904 3838 Oak Lawn Avenue
Dallas, TX 75219
(310) 582-5904 11811 North Fwy.
Houston, TX 77060
(310) 582-5904 2030 Main Street,
Irvine, CA 92614
(310) 582-5904 1700 Seventh Avenue, Ste 2100
Seattle, WA 98101
(310) 582-5904 525 B. Street, Ste 1500
San Diego, CA 92101
Sweta Khandelwal
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
San Jose, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(408) 995-3294 95 S Market Street 3rd Floor
San Jose, CA 95113
Immigration
UCLA School of Law and Faculty of Law, Delhi University
Sweta has been practicing law for more than 10 years and has represented clients across multiple nationalities. Sweta has been recognized as amongst the "Top 40 under 40" immigration attorneys in CA by the American Society of Legal Advocates. An immigrant herself, Sweta came to the US as a dependent on a H-4 Visa, transferred to a student (F-1) visa, interned under the Optional Practical Training (OPT) Program, worked on a H-1B Visa, and is finally self-employed while obtaining her Permanent Residency. Sweta has navigated her way through the complex web of US immigration laws and...
Vivek Malik
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
Fresno, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(888) 467-1529 2440 W Shaw Ave.
Suite 205
Fresno, CA 93711
Free ConsultationImmigration
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Vivek Malik practices in all aspects of immigration law including business, family, asylum and removal defense. He has worked with numerous companies across various industries and has helped businesses to bring in skilled workers in various worker visa categories. Vivek has processed and filed petitions, appeals and motions with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the United States Department of State (DOS) and the United States Department of Labor (DOL). He has also represented professors and researchers at various universities and academic institutions to secure nonimmigrant specialty visas and immigrant visas. Vivek has counseled business clients regarding work-site...
(888) 467-1529 1067 North Mason Road
Suite 4
Saint Louis, MO 63141
Jonathan Charles Dunten
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Oakland, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(510) 645-5900 212 9th Street, Suite 316
Oakland, CA 94607
Immigration and Criminal
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
I am licensed to practice law before the Executive Office for Immigration Review, the Board of Immigration Appeals, California State Courts, the Federal District Court for Northern California, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

I received my undergraduate degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara with honors and my Juris Doctor from Golden Gate University School of Law, including certificates of specialization with distinction in international and business law.

I formerly served as a media liaison for the Northern California Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and was a professor of immigration and criminal...
Maryam Kia
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Sacramento, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(888) 684-3399 1101 Fulton Ave
Sacramento, CA 95825
Free ConsultationImmigration
Whittier Law School
The Law Office of Maryam Kia focuses on family immigration needs. I represent clients before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of State, and U.S Embassies and Consulates throughout the world. I will guide you through the web of immigration processes and hold your hand the whole step of the way. Practice Focuses on: - Immigration reform - Permanent Residency (Green Card) based on family (Spousal Visas, Fiance Visas, Immediate Relatives, Brothers and Sisters, etc) - Naturalization - I-601 Waivers and I-601A Provisional Waivers -...
Geri N. Kahn
Claimed Lawyer ProfileBlawgsearchSocial Media
Benicia, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(707) 746-1813 940 Adams Street
Suite I
Benicia, CA 94510
Immigration and Social Security Disability
U of San Francisco School of Law
I practice both Immigration and Nationality Law and Social Security Disability law. As to the Immigration field, I represent people in removal (deportation) proceedings. I also assist small businesses in obtaining professional visas such as H-1Bs or L-1s for their employees. I represent applicants for political asylum, and religious workers and individuals at all stages of the naturalization process. Finally, I help people who wish to bring their family members to the United States. In the Social Security field, I represent disabled individuals at administrative hearings and in federal court. In both areas I...
(415) 397-5446 465 California Street
Suite 609
San Francisco, CA 94104
Sergio H. Benavides
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
Hayward, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(415) 867-5181 24301 Southland Drive
Suite 212 B
Hayward, CA 94545
Immigration, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of San Francisco School of Law
I am a top rated Criminal Defense Lawyer and Certified Criminal Law Specialist- by State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. Out of hundreds of Criminal Defense Lawyers in San Francisco--there are only 10 Certified Specialists. I am one of the top performers. I have 10 years of experience, having helped thousands of clients with every type of criminal charge, from petty theft, to drug possession, to attempted murder and sexual assault. I've handled DUIs, Domestic violence. I have taken over 30 cases to trial, and achieved excellent results. I am fluent...
(415) 867-5181 1 Sansome Street
Suite 3500
San Francisco, CA 94104
Jingming 'James' Cai
Claimed Lawyer ProfileBlawgsearchSocial Media
San Jose, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(408) 436-0789 1754 Technology Drive Suite 122
San Jose, CA 95110
Free ConsultationImmigration and Business
Temple University Beasley School of Law
James Cai founded SAC Attorneys, LLP after serving as in-house legal counsel for Yahoo! Inc. His practice focuses on corporate law, immigration, employment and estate planning. Mr. Cai believes in relationship lawyering and has a client-driven practice. He practices law the old fashioned way - giving each client this full attention with prompt responses, thorough research and analysis, aggressive representation and careful attention to details, in both transactional and litigation matters. As a result, most of his clients are repeat and long term clients, including individuals, small businesses, non-profit organizations and public companies. Before founding SAC Attorneys, LLP,...
Tricia Wang
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Fremont, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(510) 791-0232 39159 Paseo Padre Pkwy
#209
Fremont, CA 94538
Immigration and Personal Injury
Brigham Young University
Our Principal Attorney, Tricia Wang, has practiced law since 1996 and has over 20 years of experience. Attorney Wang is licensed to practice law before the Supreme Court of the State of California, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. She has been a member of the State Bar of California since 1995, and a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1997.

Attorney Wang holds a Juris Doctor degree from J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University and a Bachelor of Law degree...
Robert Patrick Gaffney
Claimed Lawyer Profile
San Francisco, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(415) 989-1998 601 Montgomery Street
Suite 1114
San Francisco, CA 94111
Immigration
UC Hastings COL
A California State Bar Certified Specialist in immigration and nationality law, has over 25 years of experience counseling a wide range of corporate and individual clients in areas of employment-related, investment, and family-based visa and immigration matters. He has developed significant expertise and a strong practice focus representing alien entrepreneurs under the EB-5 visa program and counseling U.S. businesses in the development of investment opportunities designed to qualify foreign direct investors for immigrant status under the EB5 provisions. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and is the author of "Country Specific Issues and Challenges in Representing EB-5 Petitioners...
Clemente Montano Jimenez
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Sacramento, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(916) 443-8055 431 I Street
Suite 102
Sacramento, CA 95814
Immigration, Criminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
I have been practicing criminal defense for over 16 years. During that time, it has become clear that there is a tremendous need for immigration attorneys that are well-versed in the area of criminal law. I have substantial experience in both federal and state (county) courts, having defended clients accused of all types of offenses: federal drug trafficking, homicide, manslaughter, sex offenses, drug charges, gang offenses, three strikes, DUIs, robbery, burglary, misdemeanors, juvenile offenses, and more... I am a trial attorney. That means if you need to take your case to trial to safeguard your rights, you...
Sully T. Bryan
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Fresno, CA Immigration Law Lawyer
(559) 490-1490 Ste 300
Fresno, CA 93711
Immigration
Brigham Young University
I have a unique background and have worked at the prosecutors office on criminal cases, with state judges, and with immigration judges. This has given me an insight into the legal system, and the way that a judge will look at evidence and the things they find compelling in deciding a case. My experience has allowed me to prepare myself and my clients for the best legal defense possible and to help my clients find solutions. The experience I gained not only in working behind the scenes but also in writing legal arguments to the court and...
Kulvinder Singh
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Roseville, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(916) 939-5151 970 Reserve Drive
Roseville, CA 95678
Immigration, Estate Planning, Family and Personal Injury
Univ of N. Calif/Lorenzo Patino School of Law and University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Attorney Kulvinder Singh's law practice advocates for personal injury plaintiffs, business clients and people with family, criminal and immigration cases in the greater Sacramento area.
Leslie Ruth Karlstrom-krebs
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Livermore, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(925) 308-6861 487 South J Street
Livermore, CA 94550
Immigration
University of Puget Sound
Searching for a knowledgeable Alameda County criminal defense lawyer? Karlstrom & Krebs is a team of lawyers with over 60 years of combined experience. They have handled thousands of cases in state and federal courts, including both felonies and misdemeanors. Their attorneys have taken numerous cases to court, and they are not afraid to go to trial if needed. Also, Attorney Krebs is Martindale-Hubbell® BV® Rated. Call the firm today at (925) 308-6861 and get a no-charge consultation. Se Habla Español
Prerna Lal
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Berkeley, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(510) 679-6899 2001 Addison Street
Suite 300
Berkeley, CA 94704
Immigration and Tax
The George Washington University Law School
A monumental civil rights advocate, Attorney Prerna Lal pioneered a robust network of highly-organized and diverse undocumented youth with digital engagement capacity, and fought against the deportations of immigrant community members. This model of organizing spurred immigration organizations across the country to fight against deportations, and laid the groundwork for the Obama Administration’s “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)” program. For this, Attorney Lal received awards and recognition in the community, including the Changemaker of the Year award from the South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT). ABC News has listed Lal as among the “Top 20 Immigration Experts to Follow...
Andrew Holley
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Daly City, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(415) 737-0277 6801 Mission Street
Suite 200
Daly City, CA 94014
Free ConsultationImmigration, Appeals, Criminal and DUI
Santa Clara University School of Law
I studied law at Santa Clara University, an accredited, nationally ranked law school. While there I volunteered at a free immigration clinic in San Jose. I trained for three years in San Francisco with an immigration attorney who has over 30 years of experience. He trained me on court procedure and interview techniques and how to prepare clients for tough questions. I moved to downtown Los Angeles where I worked for a large immigration law firm. When I came to Chico I handled criminal defense cases for a busy law firm while starting my immigration law firm....
(530) 715-2300 30 Independence Circle
Suite 400
Chico, CA 95973
Brendan Hickey
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
San Fransco, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(415) 494-8444 Pier 9, Suite 100
The Embarcadero
San Fransco, CA 94111
Immigration, Criminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
Harvard Law School
Otis Landerholm
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Oakland, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
1624 Franklin St.
#310
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationImmigration
Golden Gate University School of Law
Otis greatly enjoys learning languages. He speaks both Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. He believes that with increasing globalization, people need to get to know one another; a good way to start is to learn each other's language. Before practicing law, Otis lived in countries as diverse as Spain, Argentina, Japan, China and Ecuador. He received two bachelor's degrees (in Philosophy and Linguistics) from Washington State University, and he later received his law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco. While at Golden Gate, Otis received various honors and awards and placed among the top of...
1300 South Van Ness Ave.
#204
San Francisco, CA 94110
Davy S. Day
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
San Francisco, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(415) 771-7500 567 Sutter Street
3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
Immigration
Santa Clara University School of Law
Davy is a Supervising Attorney at Pearl Law Group. He focuses his legal practice on U.S. corporate immigration law. Davy has experience assisting and consulting foreign nationals, including high-level multinational executives and managers, individuals of extraordinary ability, outstanding researchers, and professional workers, on matters relating to employment-based immigration and nonimmigrant status/visa.
Daniel Shanfield
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
San Jose, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(408) 275-6565 111 W. St. John Street
Suite 315
San Jose, CA 95113
Immigration
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Daniel Shanfield has been honored with the "Client Distinction Award" and "Preeminent Attorney" Ranking from Lawyers.com and Martindale Hubbell. In addition to the Client Distinction Award, Daniel has been honored three times as a Northern California "Super Lawyer" by San Francisco Magazine. He holds a "Superb" 10.0 Rating from Avvo.com, and has received Avvo's 2012 Clients' Choice Award in immigration law. The Law Offices of Daniel Shanfield Immigration Defense PC maintains an "A+ Rating" from the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Daniel Shanfield has succeeded in some of the most difficult immigration cases. Overseas, he led an appeals project to...
(415) 294-4649 220 Montgomery Street
Suite 429
San Francisco, CA 94104
Hitomi Lisa Kobayashi
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Sacramento, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(916) 698-6863 2041 Hallmark Dr. Suite 10
Sacramento, CA 95825
Immigration and Criminal
Keio University Graduate School, University of California, Davis, School of Law and Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
Attorney Lisa Kobayashi represents various clients from numerous countries in immigration and criminal related matters. Her focus and passion is in practicing cutting edge immigration law nationwide. Lisa is experienced in immigration hardship waivers, deportation defense in immigration court, criminal post-conviction relief, naturalization, adjustment of status, family- and employment-based Green Card petitions for permanent residency, visas, federal court litigation, and other various matters. She will guide you each step of the way through your journey.
Peter Min-su Kyung Esq.
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Sacramento, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(916) 241-3336 900 Howe Avenue
Suite 230
Sacramento, CA 95825
Immigration
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Attorney Peter Kyung is a native Sacramentan whose purpose is to serve the East Bay community with compassion and a heart of service. He has extensive experience in business and immigration related matters. In the business law realm, Mr. Kyung successfully defended a foreign corporation in a legal action brought in the United States, closed a multi-million dollar transaction, and assisted numerous start-ups with securing employees, independent contractors, and financing. With respect to immigration law, Mr. Kyung has a staggeringly high success rate and has represented hundreds of individuals obtain their immigration benefits, including U-Visas, Green Cards, Asylum, Naturalization, and...
Gabriel D. Jack
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
San Jose, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(408) 293-2026 1625 The Alameda
Suite 315
San Jose, CA 95126
Immigration
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
I have been practicing immigration law since 2001. I represent a great number of clients in family-based immigration, the majority of whom have recently married a US citizen, as well as employment based immigration. I prepare the petition and file it, obtain work permits, prepare my clients for the USCIS (formerly INS) interview, appear with them at the interview, and follow up with USCIS to issue the decision to grant Permanent Residence (Green Card). We prepare petitions for foreign investors and key employees with E2 Visas, L1A and L1B Visas, as well as H-1B Visas.
(415) 300-0174 One Sansome St.
35th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
Inderjit Ahluwalia
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
Fresno, CA Immigration Law Lawyer
(559) 227-3333 2377 W Shaw Ave
#210-E
Fresno, CA 93711
Free ConsultationImmigration
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Spojmie Ahmady Nasiri
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Pleasanton, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(925) 520-5195 6200 Stoneridge Mall Road
Suite 300
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Immigration
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Spojmie Nasiri, principal attorney, is a first generation immigrant herself who understands through personal experience how difficult and emotionally draining American immigration process can be. Mrs. Nasiri’s education, community involvement and associations reflect her outstanding dedication in the area of immigration law. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California, Davis and her Juris Doctorate from Golden Gate University, School of Law. Mrs. Nasiri is a member of the California State Bar and is admitted to practice before the California Supreme Court and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California....
Kara Rachel Lavy
Claimed Lawyer Profile
San Francisco, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(212) 321-0226 4 Embarcadero Center
#1400
San Francisco, CA 94111
Immigration, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
California Western School of Law and University of California - Santa Barbara
Stanley Dale Radtke
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ABlawgsearchSocial Media
Oakland, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(510) 863-8058 3411 E. 12th St.
Ste. 122
Oakland, CA 94601
Immigration, Appeals, Criminal and Social Security Disability
University of San Francisco School of Law
Scott Andrew Mossman
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Oakland, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(510) 835-1115 1970 Broadway
Suite 1145
Oakland, CA 94612
Immigration
University of California, Davis, School of Law
I have practiced immigration and naturalization law exclusively since 2003. My practice emphasizes immigration and naturalization for applicants with criminal convictions, removal defense, and working with criminal defense counsel to minimize the immigration harm from convictions. I am licensed by the State Bar of California (license #227178) and received my juris doctorate degree in 2003 from the University of California, Davis, School of Law.
John Fredrick Klopfenstein
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Salinas, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(831) 751-3947 9 W Gabilan St. Suite 6
Salinas, CA 93901
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal, DUI and Employment
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
John is a former Deputy Public Defender for two separate Public Defender offices and has 23 years of criminal law experience. He has handled from simple traffic ticket cases all the way to murder with very successful results
Gene Sverdlov
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
San Francisco, CA Immigration Law Attorney
(415) 287-4333 447 Sutter St.
Suite 813-815
San Francisco, CA 94108
Free ConsultationImmigration
University of Illinois College of Law
Law Offices of Gene Sverdlov is focused on immigration law, although it has helped clients in a variety of legal spheres. Immigration matters typically include obtaining of residency status, or green cards, work authorization, naturalization, green card renewal, hardship waivers, and deportation defense. Our office has successfully argued and won cases before immigration courts in California, Arizona and Washington. In addition, we have obtained settlements in personal injury, real estate and internet fraud cases. Mention Justia and receive a free consultation!
Lawyer Rating
Claimed
Years Experience
Language
Other Filters

Immigration Lawyers in Nearby Cities

Immigration Lawyers in Nearby Counties

Need immigration help?

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly the Immigration and Naturalization Service) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement are components of the Department of Homeland Security and handle the processing, enforcement, and adjudication of U.S. immigration matters. U.S. immigration laws treat persons as either citizens or aliens. The law classifies aliens according to immigration status, with each group afforded different rights and obligations, such as the right to reside in the United States, the right to sponsor relatives, and the right to work in the United States. Aliens may be lawful permanent residents (i.e., green card holders), immigrant visa holders, temporary lawful visitors, or undocumented persons.

Immigration lawyers represent persons seeking visas or green cards, which allow them to enter or remain in the United States. Two common types of visas are employment-based visas and family-based visas. Employment-based visas grant a non-U.S. citizen the right to work in the United States. Spouses and children may sometimes accompany employment-based immigrants. Family-based visas confer lawful permanent resident status to a foreign national based on an immediate relationship to a U.S. citizen.

Immigration attorneys also handle deportation/removal, naturalization (citizenship) and asylum matters. Because immigration proceedings are often complex, an immigration attorney is invaluable to those dealing with immigration issues.


Deportation/removal: The formal removal of an alien from the United States when the alien has been found removable for violating the immigration laws. Removal (formerly called deportation) is ordered by an immigration judge without any punishment being imposed or contemplated.

Lawful permanent resident: Any person not a citizen of the United States who is residing in the U.S. under legally recognized and lawfully recorded permanent residence as an immigrant.