Southfield Deportation Defense Attorneys
Assisting Clients with Removal, Deportation & Exclusion
If you or your loved one has received a Notice to Appear at a removal hearing or is facing deportation from the United States, it is crucial that you speak to an attorney as soon as possible. While the threat of removal, deportation, and exclusion from the U.S. is frightening, there are ways to stop deportation and legally remain in the country.
At Robert Brown LLC, we assist clients who are facing deportation. We also help individuals and the family members of individuals who have been detained for unlawful residence. Our Southfield-based deportation defense lawyers are well-versed in the various ways to halt removal orders. It is important that you act quickly, as the deportation and removal processes can move rapidly.
Request an appointment for a case evaluation today; call our firm at (248) 232-2559 or fill out and submit an online contact form.
How to Stop Deportation/Removal
A Notice to Appear (NTA) formally begins the removal process by informing an individual that he or she must appear before an immigration judge. Recent changes to immigration law have made it easier for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers to issue NTAs in removal cases involving fraud, criminal activity, denied applications for naturalization, and unlawful residence. However, there are ways to stop deportation even if you have received an NTA.
Our firm can assist you with the following methods of halting deportation/removal from the U.S.:
- Extending your current visa
- Obtaining a green card
- Adjustment of status
- Stay of removal
- Securing a waiver (in certain circumstances)
- Relief from removal via refugee status or asylum
It is possible to obtain an automatic stay of removal that temporarily halts a deportation order. To do so, you must file an appeal within the specified timeframe allowed under U.S. immigration law. Appeals are filed with the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and an automatic stay of removal is only granted under very specific circumstances. It is important that you speak to an attorney who can assist you with this process.
What to Do If Your or Your Loved One Is Detained by ICE
In certain instances, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) may detain a foreign national, even if the foreign national’s deportation/removal case is still pending. This can occur if you or your loved one is accused/convicted of a crime, attempts to cross the U.S. border without a valid visa, missed a hearing before an immigration judge, or has an outstanding removal order. If your family member or loved one has been detained by ICE and is unable to contact an immigration attorney on his or her own, you may do so on your relative’s behalf.
After initial detention, your loved one may be eligible for one of two types of bonds:
- Delivery Bond: Delivery bonds are granted at the discretion of ICE and/or an immigration judge. These bonds allow the foreign national who has been detained to leave ICE custody in order to appear at his or her deportation/removal hearing. It also allows the detainee time to consult with an immigration attorney. If granted a delivery bond, the detainee will be issued a Notice of Custody Conditions and Warrant of Arrest prior to being released.
- Voluntary Departure Bond: A voluntary departure bond allows a foreign national to leave the U.S. voluntarily after being detained. Such bonds are granted by immigration judges and are initially paid to ICE, though they are refundable as long as the detainee leaves the country within the allotted timeframe. The detainee will forfeit the bond if he or she fails to leave the U.S.
Though it can be incredibly frightening when you or your loved one is detained by ICE, it does not mean that deportation is inevitable. You must act quickly to stop removal, however.
Reach out to Robert Brown LLC today to find out how our Southfield deportation defense lawyers can help you lawfully remain in the U.S. We have successfully helped numerous clients facing deportation, removal, detention, and exclusion. We can even assist you if you or your loved one has been barred from returning to the United States.
Contact us online or call our office at (248) 232-2559 to make an appointment for a consultation with our legal team today. We assist clients on a national and international scale.