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Legal Help for Those Facing Removal Bond Hearings

If you are facing removal (formerly known as deportation) from the U.S., you are most likely worried and fearful of the outcome. You need the services of an immigration attorney who can thoroughly review your case and find viable ways to seek a defense against your removal from this country.

Removal proceedings are initiated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) if it is believed that a non-citizen has violated certain immigration and/or criminal laws and should no longer remain in the United States. DHS will issue a Notice to Appear (NTA), which begins the court proceedings.

Reasons to Get Deported

Deportation or removal proceedings can be initiated for a number of reasons, such as immigration violations (entering the United States without a visa or lawful documents), violating the terms of a lawful admission by overstaying or working without authorization, immigration fraud, misdemeanor or felony criminal convictions, employment violations, being a member of a prohibited group or organization, and individuals who have become public charges within five years of their entry, or failing to depart after a final order of removal.

What is the Deportation Process?

If you have received a Notice to Appear (NPTA), within the month, you will get another notice about your initial hearing or master calendar hearing (MCH). It will provide details as to when and where it will take place.

The hearing can actually take place within a few months to a year after receiving the NTA, so be sure to make note of the date and time of it. If it is missed, you will most likely lose any chances of fighting against deportation. After the hearing, the immigration court will then schedule a merit hearing. These usually last for 4 hours or more. In some cases, they may take more than one day to resolve and the judge will schedule a continuation at a later date. It is advisable to have an experienced deportation attorney by your side before this hearing because the immigration court judge will not ask questions or help you in any way to win your case.

If the decision is not in your favor, you have the right to appeal an adverse decision to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). And in unusual cases where new evidence related to the case was not considered by the judge, you may also ask them to reopen the file for a motion to reconsider. However, you cannot file for this motion if you have already appealed the decision to the BIA.

Ways to Stop Deportation

However, there are several forms of relief available. These are a cancellation of removal, asylum, temporary protective status, adjustment of status, VAWA, voluntary departure, and withholding of deportation, to name a few. They may even be some relief available in the form of waivers, even if you have been accused of committing fraud, such as marriage fraud by the U.S. DHS, or if you are convicted of certain crimes. Therefore, it is very important that you contact an attorney to thoroughly review your case and determine whether you qualify for available relief.

Call Our Deportation Attorney in Jacksonville Today (904) 447-1937

The Law Office of Joanne M. Fakhre has been providing comprehensive immigration legal services to people both here and across the globe since 2006. As an immigrant herself, Ms. Fakhre understands the gravity of this critical time and strives to help you fight for your right to remain in the United States.

Connect with our Jacksonville deportation lawyer at (904) 447-1937 to discuss your case today.

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