The Deportation Defense Lawyers of The Law Offices of John E. MacDonald, Inc. represent clients facing immigration issues, including deportation, removal, and visa overstay’s.

Case Results

Cancellation of Removal Granted
Client was recently placed in removal proceedings as a result of a Florida drug conviction. Attorney MacDonald coordinated with Florida counsel but all attempts to vacate this criminal conviction went nowhere. Attorney MacDonald coordinated with Attorney Ken D’Aloisio to prepare the best possible cancellation of removal defense for the client. After an extensive hearing before the Boston Immigration Court, Attorney Ken D’Aloisio successfully obtained cancellation of removal for the client. Client is now eligible to pursue U.S. citizenship.

Regardless whether you are in the country legally or illegally, immigrants have certain rights under the law. When law enforcement officers or immigration officials fail to follow proper procedures or blatantly violate the law, a deportation or removal action can be challenged before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). At The Law Offices of John E. MacDonald, our attorneys assert and protect the rights of immigrants in deportation and removal proceedings. We have the experience and knowledge needed to challenge deportation in cases involving criminal charges, criminal convictions, and visa expirations.

Our immigration defense team can represent you in every aspect of immigration trials. Our services include:


In a deportation case, our goal is the termination of proceedings or cancellation of removal. For clients on a visa or overstay status, our goal is the adjustment of status to that of a lawful permanent resident. We have successfully terminated deportation proceedings and received orders of cancellation at immigration courts including Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Boston, as well as throughout the United States. We have successfully helped our clients obtain lawful permanent residence or citizenship despite a visa overstay, an illegal entry or having a prior criminal record. For an example of cases handled by The Law Offices of John E. MacDonald, Inc., please see our results page.

Experienced Deportation Defense Attorneys

One of the most stressful and frightening experiences a non-citizen and his or her family faces is the prospect of forced deportation from the United States. The Law Offices of John E. MacDonald, Inc. has been representing clients facing deportation for many different reasons. Defending the deportation requires experience in providing a proper and aggressive defense. Assistance is provided for cases were the deportation is based upon illegal entry, overstay or violation of visa, fraud and criminal conduct.

We use many strategies in defending the client. The following are examples:


Our representation in deportation proceedings may involve the preparation and presentation of an application for relief from deportation, removal or exclusion and the collection of related, supporting documents. At times, our representation may require an argument made either orally or in a written legal brief. We counsel our clients about what will happen during the immigration hearing, the strategies involved and ensure that they are properly prepared for their day in court.

At the immigration court hearing, we present witnesses in support of the application for cases in which witnesses are appropriate and assist a well-documented application to the judge. If an appeal is necessary, we prepare the appropriate legal brief to the Board of Immigration Appeals.

The Law Offices of John E. MacDonald, Inc. guarantees that our lawyers will take the time to completely explain why we are pursuing a legal avenue on your behalf. We will explain the strengths and weaknesses of your legal matter from the beginning. We will regularly update you on your case. You will never complete a discussion with one of our attorneys and not have the answer to your question or a plan and timeframe to obtain the answer.

We are available to our clients twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. We frequently answer emails after hours, on weekends, and while on vacation. We love what we do and we love to win. We encourage you to consider a complimentary consultation, wherein you will notice, first hand, the professionalism, competence, and dedication we have to offer in resolving your family court situation.

If you are looking for experienced representation by Rhode Island Attorneys for Deportation and Removal Defense consult with our immigration law experts.Call the Deportation Defense Lawyers at The Law Offices of John E. MacDonald, Inc. at 401-421-1440 or EMAIL us today.