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Want to understand more about the U.S. Immigration system? If you like to learn through videos, you can pick from a range of them on the Landerholm Immigration YouTube channel. There are videos in Spanish and English that explain the kinds of defenses that may be available to you to prevent deportation. The videos can instill … Continue reading “Feel at Home with the U. S. Immigration System”
The Best Offense is a Good Defense Most immigrants who receive a Notice to Appear go to immigration court on their own. Only 37% of immigrants in general, and 14% of immigrants in detention, have an attorney. Immigration laws are complex, and without a legal advocate they are more likely to be deported. The government does not … Continue reading “The Best Offense is a Good Defense”
Your immigration status should have no effect on your ownership and access to your money. The U.S. government cannot seize your money simply because you are an unauthorized immigrant. You can continue depositing and withdrawing money in your bank account as long as it is active. Although the government can’t simply take your money, there … Continue reading “If Im Detained or Deported, Can the Government Take My Money?”
Even if you are in the U.S. without authorization, you have certain rights. You have the right to an interpreter in interviews with immigration officers and immigration court. This means that you must be able to understand what is said to you during an immigration proceeding if you do not speak English. If courts do not provide … Continue reading “Your Right to an Interpreter”
Right now, U.S. immigration authorities are aggressive in finding and detaining people who may not be authorized to be in the country. This means you must be prepared for the possibility that agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will arrive at your door. You have rights in the U.S, even if you are not … Continue reading “What Should I Do if ICE Officers Arrive at My Door?”
People in desperate circumstances in other countries are often vulnerable to human traffickers. These are people who may present themselves as someone who can help immigrants get into the U.S. In reality they are trapping people into forced servitude with threats, coercion and even violence. If you or someone you know came to the U.S. and in … Continue reading “Are You in the U.S. Because of a Lie?”
Noncitizens who were subject to persecution, or fear they will be persecuted, in their home country have the right to apply for asylum. This means they must convince an immigration hearing officer or judge that they suffered serious harm or would suffer serious harm if they return home. Begin the application process by filing a Form I-589. The form … Continue reading “Proving Persecution for an Asylum Application”
When a noncitizen has been detained by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) he or she may be entitled to pay a bond fee to be released into the community while waiting for their immigration court hearing. Most people will want to get out of detention as quickly as they can, for many reasons. Bond is … Continue reading “What is a Bond in Immigration Court?”
If you’re facing deportation, you’re going to be worried, anxious, and uncertain about your future. You may even wonder if you have any options, especially in the face of the current administration and its policies. No matter how hopeless you may feel, please understand that you may have options, any of which can prevent your … Continue reading “Immigration Law: Common Defenses If You’re Facing Deportation Part 1”
Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a form of relief available to immigrants who come from certain countries. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) can designate countries based on conditions like extraordinary danger, destruction from major natural disaster or some other temporary and extraordinary situation. For example, Haiti was designated as a TPS country in 2010 after an … Continue reading “What is Temporary Protected Status?”
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