Deportation And Removal Proceedings: Voluntary Departure
If you are facing deportation, then one strategy to consider is a voluntary departure. Our experienced team of immigration attorneys can analyze the facts of your case and help you decide if this is a viable strategy for your situation. Once an immigrant herself, attorney Claudia Canizares founded the Canizares Law Group, LLC, in Miami to help other immigrants. Our immigration lawyers are professional and compassionate. If you are facing deportation, let our legal team help create a legal strategy for you to keep your American dream alive.
What Is Voluntary Deportation?
If you are facing removal proceedings in immigration court and a potential deportation, then consider a voluntary departure. It is an agreement stating that you will leave the country without going to court. In agreeing to depart voluntarily, you are essentially concurring that you are in the country illegally and that you are waiving your right to the removal process in immigration court to prove that you are in the country illegally. In addition, your agreement also indicates that you waive your right to an appeal.
When To Consider Voluntary Departure?
If you have no other legal reason or means of staying in the United States, a voluntary departure is a good alternative. It will allow you to leave the country in your own time frame, as long as you do it by the required deadline. This gives you more time to make sure that your affairs are in order and close accounts as well as sell your property or terminate a lease. It involves a much longer time period than you would have if you were ordered to deport, which usually has to happen within 30 days.
Does A Voluntary Departure Ban You From Returning To The U.S.?
One of the advantages of a voluntary departure is that it does not automatically ban you from reentering the United States for a set number of years. Depending on the facts and circumstances of your case, those who choose to depart from the country voluntarily may be able to apply for a visa to reenter the country or seek other legal means to immigrate to the U.S. much more quickly.
Considering Voluntary Departure? Call An Immigration Attorney Now.
Our team of experienced and professional immigration lawyers can help you determine if a voluntary departure is a good legal strategy for your situation. We offer appointments over the phone, via video chat or in person. We also accept credit cards as a form of payment. Call our office at 305-686-3187 or send us an email using our online form to schedule your appointment today. Se habla español.