How To Handle Deportation And Removal Proceedings

The uncertainty that comes from being held in ICE custody, as well as the fear of being deported, can be devastating in an individual’s life. Our Immigration Attorneys are here to help in Kennewick, Tacoma, Yakima, Moses Lake, Seattle, and Portland.

Deportation and Removal Defense: Immigration Attorney

If you or someone you love is being detained on an ICE hold or has received notice to appear in Immigration Court, an experienced Immigration Lawyer can help you. Few experiences as an immigrant in the U.S. are more frightening than being apprehended by ICE officials. The Immigration Attorneys at Ritchie Reiersen Law have helped thousands of individuals with their immigration challenges, and we can assist you to get out of jail on an ICE hold. At Ritchie Reiersen Immigration Law, our team of Immigration Lawyers have years of experience and are ready to help with all of your immigration needs. We provide immigration services in and around the communities of Kennewick, Yakima, Moses Lake, Portland, Tacoma, Seattle, and Auburn. We offer a free immigration consultation – call today to schedule your meeting with a skilled Immigration Attorney. 1 (888) 884-7337.

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If you have had an immigration hearing and you are not satisfied with the outcome, it doesn’t have to be the end of the road for you. It may be possible for you to appeal the judge’s decision. An experienced Immigration Attorney at Ritchie Reiersen Immigration Law can review your case and explain your options to you. The deportation and removal process is complicated and often quite frustrating to go through – but you don’t need to do it on your own. Ritchie Reiersen Immigration Lawyers have years of experience helping immigrants achieve their dreams of living in the United States, and we can help you. We provide immigration services in Kennewick, Yakima, Moses Lake, Portland, Tacoma, Seattle, and Auburn. Call today at (888) 884-7337 to speak with a qualified Immigration Attorney in a no-obligation complimentary consultation.

 

Why You Should have An Immigration Attorney

Because the immigration process of the United States is complicated and the laws are constantly changing, many people find it helpful to have an experienced Immigration Attorney to explain and assist with the immigration process. Additionally, the paperwork is cumbersome, time consuming, and can easily become very overwhelming. At Ritchie Reiersen Law, we look forward to helping each of our immigration clients get the best possible outcome in their immigration experiences. Our team of Immigration Lawyers have helped thousands of individuals with their immigration challenges, and is ready to help you. For your convenience, we provide local immigration services in and around Kennewick, Yakima, Moses Lake, Tacoma, Seattle, Auburn, and Portland. Call today and let us help you in all your immigration needs. 1 (888) 884-7337.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does the deportation process begin?

An individual will receive a formal Notice to Appear in Removal Proceedings, giving them a set time to attend Immigration Court to plead their case. If an individual skips the Court proceedings, deportation will be automatic.

What are some of the typical reasons one would be subjected to the deportation process?
  • Entering the United States without permission
  • Working illegally
  • Violating conditions for legal admission to the U.S.
  • Criminal activity and convictions
  • Being a member of a prohibited organization
  • Being dependent on government assistance within the first five years of arrival in the U.S.
  • Entering the United States without permission
  • Working illegally
  • Violating conditions for legal admission to the U.S.
  • Criminal activity and convictions
  • Being a member of a prohibited organization
  • Being dependent on government assistance within the first five years of arrival in the U.S.
If the Judge in Immigration Court says I have to leave the U.S., how long do I have?

The official removal date varies, and will be determined in the court proceedings. An individual can appeal the decision within 30 days if they choose.  If you have no grounds for an appeal, you may choose “voluntary departure” and leave at your own expense. If you have an official removal order on your record, lawfully returning to the United States will be very difficult. Voluntary departure keeps your record clean and does make returning to the U.S. easier.

Can I be deported if I am convicted of a crime?

A permanent resident and non-citizen of the U.S. is always liable for deportation if they commit a crime, especially in cases of violent crimes.

Can’t I just ignore the deportation order?

If you choose not to obey the official deportation order, you will be listed as a fugitive. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers will be sent to detain you. This could be held against you as a criminal offense and you may be held in jail or prison until deportation occurs.

How do I qualify for a cancellation of removal order so I can stay in the U.S.?

In order to qualify for cancellation of removal, you must meet the following criteria:

  •  Maintained continuous physical presence for at least 10 years or more, prior to receiving the Notice to Appear.
  • You are a person who has good moral character.
  • You have a spouse, parent, or child under the age of 21 who is a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.
  • Your removal would result in extreme and unusual hardship for your spouse, parent, or minor child
What is VAWA and what are the eligibility requirements of it?

VAWA is the Violence Against Women Act and is legislation that seeks to improve criminal justice and community-based responses to domestic violence. To be eligible for VAWA cancellation of removal, you must prove that:

  • You have been a victim of domestic violence or extreme cruelty in the United States by your U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident spouse or parent.
  • You are the non-abusive parent to a child who was a victim of domestic violence or extreme cruelty by a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident parent.
  • Have maintained continuous physical presence in the U.S. for three years or more and have good moral character.
  • Removal would result in extreme and unusual hardship to you or your child.
Do I need an Immigration Attorney if I receive a Notice to Appear?

While having an immigration attorney is not required when you arrive for your deportation hearing, it is helpful to have someone who understands the intricacies of immigration law and who can help you determine if you have grounds for a cancellation of removal.  The immigration process and proceedings can be complex and overwhelming. Having an attorney on your side, fighting for your rights and doing everything possible to help you stay in the U.S. and with your family can take the stress out of the deportation and removal proceedings.

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