We Help Those Facing Deportation
Being retained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is terrifying. Our professional team of immigration lawyers defends clients against deportation proceedings and what is now called the “removal process.” Attorney Claudia Canizares founded the firm to protect her clients’ American dreams. At the Canizares Law Group, LLC, in Miami, our deportation defense lawyers are passionate about defending clients who are facing deportation in removal proceedings, and they will fight to protect your rights.
What Triggers A Removal Proceeding?
For those who are in the country without the proper paperwork, there are several reasons why they could find themselves facing deportation, including allegations of:
- Illegally entering the country
- Overstaying a visa or work permit
- Violating the status of your original visa
- Committing a criminal offense
- Threatening national security
Our legal team will work with you to understand your case and situation and develop a legal strategy, including a possible stay of removal.
Removal Proceedings And The Process Of Deportation
In the United States, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) oversees immigration services. The federal agency in charge of enforcing U.S. immigration laws is U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and its mission is to protect the citizens of the United States by arresting and removing those who threaten the safety and security of American communities and the integrity of U.S. immigration laws. However, regardless of your immigration status, if you are detained by ICE, then you have the right to hire an attorney. You also have the right to have your lawyer present at any hearing. Our lawyers can also help you file a request for an immigration bond.
Frequently Asked Questions About Deportation Defense
If you have questions about removal proceedings, you’re not alone. Read on for general guidance regarding common questions. Make sure to contact us for advice on your situation.
What happens in removal proceedings?
During removal proceedings, an administrative judge will review your rights and the grounds for removal. You’ll have the opportunity to request bond (bail) to get out of detention during proceedings.
In preparation for the removal hearing, you’ll be able to collect evidence such as documentation and witnesses. At the removal hearing, the government’s immigration attorney will present their case for why you should be deported under federal immigration law. You will have the opportunity to present a defense, including evidence and witness testimony.
Having a lawyer at all stages of the removal proceedings can greatly help your chances of a favorable outcome.
Can I apply for a green card while in removal proceedings?
Yes, assuming that you meet the eligibility criteria for a green card. You can apply for “adjustment of status,” which is the process for getting a green card while remaining in the United States. Our lawyers can let you know if you qualify.
What is an immigration hold?
If you’re in jail for a crime, an immigration hold refers to the ability of ICE agents to request that the jail hold you for up to 48 hours after you’d otherwise be released. This gives them time to transfer you into immigration custody. The 48 hours doesn’t include holidays or weekends.
You may be able to challenge an immigration hold, but doing so requires swift action. Our lawyers can help.
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Are You Facing Deportation? Call Our Immigration Attorneys For Deportation Defense.
Our lawyers create solid defense strategies for our clients facing deportation or removal hearings. At our firm, we offer consultation appointments in person, over the phone or on video chat. We also accept credit cards. Call us today at 305-686-3187 or send us an email using our form to schedule your appointment today.