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Marriage Cases in Removal Proceedings

Did you and your wife separate while removing conditions
on your conditional  green card and you are now facing deportation?
Did you fail to file your petition to remove conditions on time
and have now received a Notice to Appear in Immigration Court?

We’re Here to Help!

Whether you marry prior to or after your placement in removal proceedings by USCIS, you must prove that your marriage is bona fide, or genuine in nature. However, if you marry after you already have been charged with removal, the burden of showing that your marriage is bona fide or in good faith is much higher. Immigration authorities will want proof that you are not just marrying for convenience or to get around immigration laws because you are in danger of being removed from the country.While getting married during removal proceedings may initially look suspicious to immigration authorities, it does present some potential options for you to avoid removal and remain in the U.S. with your family. That is why you need an experience immigration attorney to help you prepare your case. If a formal finding of marriage fraud is made by the agency, this can be very difficult to overcome and the right lawyer for the job can make a huge difference.  It’s important to work with an attorney who will develop successful strategies to overcome fraud allegations that may be founded on an immigration officer’s faulty legal reasoning or their misunderstanding of, or cultural hostility toward, your family life.Refusing to fight an allegation of marriage fraud can not only lead to your deportation, but could bar you from ever being able to benefit from another family-based immigrant visa petition if you subsequently remarried or had a parent sponsor you. Marriage fraud must be fought if you want to stay in the U.S.

Call us today to discuss  your case. We will think outside the box in overcoming the presumption that you have committed marriage fraud if you end up in deportation proceedings due to a denied immigrant visa, expired conditional green card, or denied petition remove the condition on your residency.

About Our Firm

The Law Offices of David S. Santee is a Philadelphia-based law firm that represents individuals and businesses in a variety of immigration matters, including family-based applications for permanent residency and naturalization, employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, asylum petitions, and removal defense. We have  extensive experience with the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, having worked on more than 175 projects seeking EB-5 financing. Our firm’s founder, David S. Santee, Esquire, has nearly two decades of experience practicing law. A seasoned courtroom advocate, Mr. Santee is the former Director of Trial Advocacy Programs at Villanova University School of Law, where he continues to teach a course in Trial Advocacy as an Adjunct Professor. In addition to representing clients in immigration matters, Mr. Santee has also tried hundreds of criminal cases. He often represents individuals who are at risk of being removed from the United States due to pending or past criminal charges.

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  • “I have had the privilege of working closely with Mr. Santee for over 5 years and have relied on his superb skills and excellent judgement to assist me in completing complex cases to successful outcomes. Our organization wouldn’t be where we are today without the strong relationship we have with Mr. Santee.”

    Thomas Martin Vice President, Baker Tilly Capital
  • “Mr. Santee represented me on my appeal. He got my conspiracy charge reduced and my sentence cut in half so that I ended up with time-served. He saved me four years of parole!”

    K.T. Lawncrest
  • "I thought I was going to die in prison. However, today I can see the light at the end of the tunnel because of the dedication and hard work of Attorney at Law David Santee. Anyone who is seeking true representation from an attorney who is not going to take your money and sell you out should consider David Santee because he will ensure your rights are protected."

    Luis Gonzalez Former Juvenile Lifer

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Family Petitions

We represent individuals who are seeking to immigrate to the United States through a family member who is a United States Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident. This includes spouses, finances, children, siblings, and other family members.

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Employment Petitions

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Removal Defense

We represent individuals in removal proceedings in Immigration Court. If you or a loved one has been served with a Notice to Appear in Immigration Court, contact us now to find out what defenses are available.

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Bond Hearing Representation

Were you placed in removal proceedings and are now in ICE detention?
Want to see if you qualify to get out on bond and want to be given an amount as low as possible?

We’re Here to Help!

Many people are in ICE detention while facing deportation for months or even years at a time. They ask– how do I get out?  Some detained immigrants are eligible for “bond.”

A bond hearing is a court proceeding during which the person who was arrested is informed of the charges against them and it is determined if they are eligible for bond. This type of hearing is also called a first appearance hearing or a bail bond hearing. This is your chance to explain to the Immigration Judge why you should not be in held in detention if you are facing deportation and try to set your bail to the amount as low as possible.  Usually bond is set at a high enough amount to make sure you return to your removal proceedings.

We will work with you to present the best case at your bond hearing increasing your chances for receiving bond. Contact us today to represent you at your immigration bond hearing.

You need the help of experienced immigration counsel to represent you at your immigration bond hearing and who will work with you to present the best case at your bond hearing.

Call us today to discuss your case. The more time you have to prepare your case , the better your chances may be.

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About Our Firm

The Law Offices of David S. Santee is a Philadelphia-based law firm that represents individuals and businesses in a variety of immigration matters, including family-based applications for permanent residency and naturalization, employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, asylum petitions, and removal defense. We have  extensive experience with the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, having worked on more than 175 projects seeking EB-5 financing. Our firm’s founder, David S. Santee, Esquire, has nearly two decades of experience practicing law. A seasoned courtroom advocate, Mr. Santee is the former Director of Trial Advocacy Programs at Villanova University School of Law, where he continues to teach a course in Trial Advocacy as an Adjunct Professor. In addition to representing clients in immigration matters, Mr. Santee has also tried hundreds of criminal cases. He often represents individuals who are at risk of being removed from the United States due to pending or past criminal charges.

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See What Our Clients Have to Say

  • “I have had the privilege of working closely with Mr. Santee for over 5 years and have relied on his superb skills and excellent judgement to assist me in completing complex cases to successful outcomes. Our organization wouldn’t be where we are today without the strong relationship we have with Mr. Santee.”

    Thomas Martin Vice President, Baker Tilly Capital
  • “Mr. Santee represented me on my appeal. He got my conspiracy charge reduced and my sentence cut in half so that I ended up with time-served. He saved me four years of parole!”

    K.T. Lawncrest
  • "I thought I was going to die in prison. However, today I can see the light at the end of the tunnel because of the dedication and hard work of Attorney at Law David Santee. Anyone who is seeking true representation from an attorney who is not going to take your money and sell you out should consider David Santee because he will ensure your rights are protected."

    Luis Gonzalez Former Juvenile Lifer

More About Our Immigration Practice

fotosearch_k8671690

Family Petitions

We represent individuals who are seeking to immigrate to the United States through a family member who is a United States Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident. This includes spouses, finances, children, siblings, and other family members.

fotosearch_k7921739

Employment Petitions

We represent individuals who are seeking to travel or immigrate to the United States based on their employment status. This includes priority workers, skilled workers, professionals with advanced degrees, and foreign investors.

fotosearch_k11265265

Removal Defense

We represent individuals in removal proceedings in Immigration Court. If you or a loved one has been served with a Notice to Appear in Immigration Court, contact us now to find out what defenses are available.

Based in Philadelphia
Serving all of Pennsylvania

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