Deportation, Removal & Exclusion Defense
Are you in Removal Proceedings?
After a foreigner is arrested or is under investigation, a removal or deportation proceeding is scheduled with the U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR), to determine whether you will be deported. You'll receive a "Notice to Appear" (NTA) from one of the agencies within the Department of Homeland Security. The Immigration Judge will determine removability and decide on your form of relief from removal.
Are you in Immigration Custody?
If you are detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), part of the Department of Homeland Security. You may be eligible to be released on bond while you attend your removal proceedings. This is a very stressful time to be in for yourself and loved ones and it is important to understand your options while in custody.
Have you been arrested and/or convicted of a crime?
This could be one of the many reasons why you were placed in removal or deportation proceedings in the first place. Additionally, it could negatively affect the outcome of your case. As many of the offenses are either classified by ICE as "aggravated felonies" (AF) or "crimes of moral turpitude" (CIMT).
What are my options for relief from deportation?
It depends on a number of things. That is why it is essential to hire an experienced and competent deportation defense attorney because ICE will be represented by an attorney who has seen hundreds if not thousands, of removal hearings.