Areas of Practice

Deportation & Removal Defense


If you are presently in the United States and have suffered past harm, or fear that you will suffer future harm upon return to your home country, you may be eligible to apply for asylum, withholding of removal, or relief under the Convention Against Torture. Applicants must demonstrate that the harm they suffered or fear they will suffer rises to the requisite level of “persecution” and must be on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or (actual or imputed) political opinion. The harm must be inflicted by a governmental actor or by a non-governmental actor that the government is unwilling or unable to control. It is important to keep in mind that asylum applications are extremely time-sensitive because they must be filed within one year of the applicant’s last entry into the U.S. unless “extraordinary circumstances” or “changed circumstances” can be established. At the Law Office of Brian A. Seyfried and Nestor Vicario, we offer expert representation to give our clients the best chances possible for success.

Removal Defense

We understand the seriousness of what is at stake for those who face removal from the United States. The Law Office of Brian A. Seyfried and Nestor Vicario represents clients in removal proceedings before the Immigration Court and our attorneys are committed to our clients and their cases. As attorneys who truly care, we have helped many former clients find avenues to remain in the country when they felt that all hope was lost. We have extensive experience in:

  • Deportation Defense while in ICE Custody or in Immigration Court proceedings
    • Bond redetermination requests
    • Defensive Asylum, Withholding of Removal, Convention Against Torture (CAT)
    • Cancellation of Removal – legal residents and nonresidents
    • Prosecutorial discretion
    • Motions to Reopen or Reconsider
    • Immigration Case Appeals before the Board of Immigration
    • Requests for Stays of Deportation

We also have significant experience assisting our clients in the following immigration matters as well:

  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • Victims of a Crime or Spousal Abuse
    • VAWA - Battered spouse or child of US Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident
    • U-Visa - Victims and their family who assisted in the investigation of certain crimes
    • T-Visa - Human Trafficking Victims
  • Previous Immigration History Investigation
    • Immigration USCIS National Records Center Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
    • Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) FOIA
    • Immigration Court – Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) FOIA
    • FBI Reports