Deportation (also called removal) can be an extremely scary and frustrating experience. The individual is often picked up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials without any notice and put in detention without any understanding of the legal landscape. Not only does the individual face uncertain detention for months or years, but the family is often thrown into upheaval. The agony of a loved one being sent back to the country of birth is difficult enough. Other times, deportation of an income provider can be catastrophic to families’ financial stability and longer term economic plans.
The most common grounds for deportation from the U.S. are criminal convictions, status violations, unlawful presence, prohibited employment activity, and unlawful entry (illegal immigration).
Some of the strategies that we have used to attempt to stop deportation include:
- Cancellation of removal order
- Motions to Reopen deportation (removal) proceedings
- Adjustment of status applications to fix unlawful presence and other allegations
- Requests for asylum, withholding of deportation, and The U.N. Convention Against Torture
- Appeals of removal orders
It is extremely important to get an attorney involved as soon as possible once removal proceedings have been initiated against you or a loved one. Unless the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sets a bond, then the first step is to seek a Bond Determination Hearing in front of an Immigration Judge in the jurisdiction where the person is detained.
If you or a loved one are facing deportation, please contact us to to schedule a personalized consultation.