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Current federal immigration law allows U.S. Customs & Border Protection officials to exercise discretionary power in issuing expedited removal orders to immigrants in certain situations. In expedited removal proceedings, you are entitled to only very limited due process rights. If you become subject to an expedited removal order, you cannot reenter the U.S., either as … Continue reading “How to Challenge an Expedited Removal Order”
Senate Bill (SB) 6, or the Due Process for All Act, would provide legal representation for individuals in removal proceedings who otherwise are not entitled to counsel. As immigration proceedings are civil rather than criminal in nature, the usual due process protections afforded to defendants in criminal proceedings, including court-appointed counsel, do not apply to … Continue reading “What is the Due Process for All Act?”
The Intensive Supervision of Appearance Program (ISAP) is a monitoring program for immigrants in deportation proceedings who have been released from detention. The goal of the program is to avoid detention and allow immigrants to live with their families and continue working while their deportation proceedings are pending. Since deportation proceedings tend to be quite … Continue reading “What is the Intensive Supervision Appearance Program?”
American immigration laws are notoriously complex and even convoluted at times. What’s more, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents and other government officials do not always enforce these laws in a consistent manner. As a result, it can be difficult, if not impossible to predict the outcome of your immigration case. When you are subject … Continue reading “How Important Is It to Tell My Immigration Lawyer About My Situation?”
The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) sets forth the laws that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents are to follow in their enforcement actions. However, due to a lack of resources, ICE agents must make decisions about whom to arrest and detain. This is called prosecutorial discretion. Although prosecutorial discretion can be helpful and even … Continue reading “Is Prosecutorial Discretion an Option to Avoid Deportation for Me?”
An immigrant comes to the U.S. seeking asylum can qualify if he or she has suffered persecution or a reasonable fear of future persecution due to his or her race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion. A successful grant of asylum can allow an immigrant to remain in the U.S., … Continue reading “What Are the Different Reasons for Seeking Asylum?”
The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) provides for mandatory detention without bond for immigrants who have committed certain crimes. These crimes include various offenses, including serious crimes classified as aggravated felonies and misdemeanor crimes that involve moral turpitude. An aggravated felony typically, but not always, carries a sentence of incarceration of one year or more. … Continue reading “What Does the Government Have to Prove in Order to Keep Me in Immigration Detention Without Bond?”
As the number of arrests, detentions, and deportation proceedings continue to rise in 2017, more and more immigrants are looking for ways to avoid deportation. Fortunately, there are a number of different defenses that individuals can raise in their deportation proceedings that may enable them to attain legal status in the U.S. and avoid deportation. … Continue reading “Three Ways to Avoid Deportation”
Under the Trump administration, arrests by Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents (ICE) have skyrocketed. ICE agents are approaching immigrants on the street, at courthouses, at schools, and at their homes. Accordingly, it is more important than ever that you know your rights if an ICE agent approaches you and detains you. By insisting that ICE … Continue reading “What Rights Do You Have if ICE Arrests You?”
Cancellation of removal is a way to become a legal permanent resident, or get a green card, even if you entered the U.S. without inspection or you have no legal immigration status. You can apply for cancellation of removal if you have been in the U.S. for ten years and you have been placed in … Continue reading “What is Cancellation of Removal for Non-Lawful Permanent Residents?”
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