Are You Facing Deportation or Investigation by ICE?
The United States is facing an uncertain time in its approach to the deportation of undocumented immigrants and other unauthorized individuals in the country. The current presidential administration seeks aggressive immigration reforms, which begin with stricter borders and the deportation of individuals illegally residing in the U.S. – but these administrative and ideological changes don’t mean you are without access to legal support and representation.
Arrived in the United States without the appropriate documentation?
Overstayed an employment visa, visitor visa, or other temporary visa ?
If so, your life in the United States is uncertain and indeterminate. Going to work, driving a car, buying groceries, and other everyday activities can become a source of stress. Greco Neyland Attorneys at Law in Los Angeles provide robust immigration advice and representation. Yes, we handle cases of deportation and investigation, but we can also help legitimize and legalize your status in the United States. We are focused on long-term solutions for our immigration clients that help you build a stable life in the U.S. or abroad.
Who Is at Risk for Deportation?
Each year the United States attracts 20% of all immigrants from around the world. That’s a significant number for a country that only represents 5% of the world’s population. Approximately 41.3 million people currently living in the United States are immigrants, and of this population, over 11 million people are undocumented and unauthorized. For these undocumented individuals and many others who’ve arrived in the United States in recent years, life in the United States is uncertain.
Undocumented immigrants are those most at risk of deportation. Any encounter with government officials, law enforcement, and the judicial system could lead to involvement of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, known as ICE. If you’ve overstayed a temporary visa, violated the terms of a spousal visa, or committed a crime as an asylum seeker the risk of deportation is also high.
Whether you have concerns over an investigation by ICE or have a loved one at risk of deportation, the L.A. immigration lawyers at Greco Neyland can help.
Is Your Immigration Status Secure?
Today, the concern over deportation is warranted. And as always, the ramifications are significant. Deportation is a permanent removal from the United States. However, it isn’t always immediate or efficient.
Deportees are often subjected to a labyrinth-like system of detainment and confinement. It’s a process that can take months or even years. To navigate this part of the immigration system and have a chance to remain in the United States – you need a strong legal partner to help you fight investigation or threat of deportation.
|1. Expedited Removal||Fastest deportation process that is reserved for newly arrived, unauthorized immigrants (falsely claim U.S. citizenship, falsify documents, aren’t in possession of a valid visa or Green Card, or not in possession of a passport valid for 6 months from the date of arrival) that do not have status or circumstances to seek asylum.
Applicable only to undocumented individuals detained within 100 miles of the U.S. border, either the Mexican or Canadian border. Most often utilized for detainment at a U.S. Port of Entry.
Applicable only to undocumented individuals detained within 14 days of arriving in the United States.
ICE officers or U.S. Custom and Border Patrol are authorized to immediately return such individuals to their home country via bus or plane.
Not reviewable by a court or judge.
|2. Immigration Court||Lengthy deportation process that is applicable to unauthorized or undocumented immigrants in the United States for more than 14 days or detained more than 100 miles from the U.S. border.
A preliminary hearing before a judge hears arguments on asylum status and other reasons to release the detainee. If arguments on behalf of the detainee are accepted, then a full hearing is scheduled. If adequate arguments are not made, then detainee can be immediately deported.
Full or individual hearing can be weeks, months or years after the preliminary hearing. The case must be added to immigration court docket, which has a backlog of nearly 530,000 cases.
Operates similar to other trials, government, and immigrant both present evidence and arguments to the court and determination is binding on the parties.
|3. Appeal Immigration Hearing||At the conclusion of an individual hearing, both parties can appeal the judge’s decision to the Board of Immigration Appeals.
Between the individual of full hearing and date of appeals, ICE or U.S. Customs and Border Protection place the individual in custody, as a mandatory requirement of appeal.
Appeals process takes place before a special court in Virginia, a specific branch of the U.S. Department of Justice. Decisions by this appeals court are usually final.
Are you concerned with an investigation or facing the process of an immigration hearing?
L.A.’s Immigration Lawyers
The immigration lawyers at Greco Neyland are entirely focused on the legal issues around immigration, naturalization, and deportation, including legal advice on applications and filing for the full spectrum of immigration and non-immigration visas. As part of this concentrated practice, Greco Neyland frequently represents individuals facing or fearful of deportation.
Deportation is a sensitive issue in the United States today, and our practice handles these immigration matters with the confidentiality and personalization required. We understand that sharing information on immigration status, and deportation, in particular, is intimidating and often complicated. But at Greco Neyland, we vehemently protect the confidentiality of our clients and do our best to provide legal advice that does the same.
We are L.A.’s deportation defense lawyers, and we are here to help.
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