Deportation Attorney Farmington MI
An unbelievably large amount of non-citizens in Farmington and the State of Michigan are presently in deportation (removal) proceedings before Immigration Judges in Detroit and other jurisdictions. Immigration deportation proceedings are initiated with the drafting and filing of an "NTA" (Notice To Appear), which is a legal charging document that contains the factual allegations and legal basis concerning the non-citizen's removal. The DHS (Department of Homeland Security) is the governmental agency in charge of seeking the non-citizen's removal from the United States, which is represented by the Office of Chief Counsel for ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement).
ICE can decide to allow the payment of an Immigration bond for any non-citizen in any amount it deems appropriate under the circumstances. However, if ICE's bond amount is too expensive, or if ICE decides to not set a bond (ICE is not mandated to set a bond), the non-citizen (if eligible) can petition the Immigration Judge for release on an Immigration bond if the non-citizen can establish the following: that he or she does not pose a danger to a person, that he or she does not pose a danger to property, that he or she is not a threat to national security, that he or she is not a flight risk, and that he or she is eligible for some form of immigration relief. A non-citizen is sometimes not permitted to obtain an immigration bond because he or she is subject to something called "mandatory detention" (generally, for certain types of criminal convictions or multiple CIMTs [Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude]). Also, non-citizens who are classified as "arriving aliens" generally do not have a chance of obtaining an immigration bond from ICE or an Immigration Judge, and only have limited abilities to present their case in removal proceedings (such as a non-citizen seeking asylum who is able to successfully demonstrate a "credible fear" which, thereafter, also allows him or her to seek an immigration bond). In the event that an immigration bond is granted, the minimum immigration bond must be at least $1500 (the Immigration Judge has no discretion to go any lower for any reason, but has the discretion to set a higher immigration bond).
During deportation court proceedings the non-citizen has a few important rights including: the right to retain legal counsel of his or her choice (there are no public defenders or court appointed lawyers available at government expense); the right to be provided with a list of available non-profit legal services; the right to contact the consulate for his or her country of citizenship; the right to have an interpreter properly translate in Immigration Court; due process rights (to examine evidence against the alien, to present evidence, cross examine witnesses, etc.) except to the extent that it involves national security information.
ICE has the initial burden of proof to establish by clear, convincing, and unequivocal evidence in Immigration Court that the individual is an alien (someone who is not already a lawfully US citizen) and is also removable from the United States. If ICE is able to meet their burden, the non-citizen will have the opportunity to timely pursue different forms of discretionary relief, which may (but does not always) include: asylum, withholding of removal, CAT (Convention Against Torture), adjustment of status, waivers of inadmissibility and removability, cancellation of removal, adjustment of status, legalization and registry. If the non-citizen loses their case and is ordered to be removed from the United States, he or she has the opportunity to timely appeal the decision against them to the BIA (Board of Immigration Appeals), and to appeal a bad ruling of the BIA to the United States Federal Court that has proper jurisdiction.
Hire a Highly Rated Deportation Attorney near Farmington, Michigan
If facing deportation do not go it alone, because you need to hire the best immigration attorney that you can find to defend your case to give you the best chance to win. The immigration attorney, if hired to represent you, is able to immediately act on your behalf to try to successfully defend the information contained in the NTA, to fully communicate with the non-citizen (by telephone, visit in jail, meet at the immigration attorney's office, etc.), to provide sound legal advice about possible legal options, to research and present any eligible forms of discretionary relief that may be available, to seek a reasonable bond (if eligible), to prepare the best available defense, to present your defense in the most appropriate and compelling way, to appeal any negative ruling from an Immigration Judge or other Court, etc. Your selection of your immigration attorney may prove to be the difference from remaining lawfully in the United States and being detained, deported, and permanently barred from ever returning to the United States (depending upon the facts and circumstances of the case).
When you need a respected and talented immigration law firm who is in your corner to lead your removal defense, Hilf & Hilf, PLC is the legal team that you need to contact. The lawyers and paralegals at Hilf & Hilf, PLC have vast experience defending removal cases, and our lawyers regularly appear before Immigration Judges in Detroit and other Immigration Courts passionately and aggressively fighting for the best possible outcomes for our clients. Contact Hilf & Hilf, PLC immediately to speak with one of our lawyers about your immigration situation.