Deportation Lawyer Waterford MI
Non-citizens originally from many places around the world (China, Vietnam, Mexico, Honduras, etc.), who now reside in Waterford Michigan, everyday are being placed in removal (deportation) proceedings by the government in ever increasing numbers. These deportation proceedings commence with a lawyer for ICE (the Office of Chief Counsel for Immigration and Customs Enforcement) drafting and submitting an NTA (Notice To Appear), which is an immigration pleading that contains the alleged legal reasons why the non-citizen is subject to immigration removal proceedings and also provides brief factual allegations in support of the removal effort. The government agency leading these scary, aggressive, and heartless tactics to deport non-citizens from the country is the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), however DHS is legally represented by ICE.
ICE may permit (or may choose to deny) an immigration bond from a non-citizen so that he or she can remain outside of custody and with his or her family while the removal case is being contested in Immigration Court. However, if ICE is against any form or amount of immigration bond, or if ICE wants to set a immigration bond amount that is too expensive, the non-citizen can (if eligible) submit a motion to the Immigration Judge for release from custody on an immigration bond if the non-citizen can establish that he or she does not pose a danger to property, does not pose a danger to any person, is not a threat to national security, is not a flight risk, and is eligible for some potential form of immigration relief. If the government alleges that the non-citizen named in the NTA is subject to "mandatory detention", this will likely result in the custodial detention of non-citizen, for the duration of the case and will prevent the Immigration Judge from granting any amount of immigration bond because they lack the authority to give a bond to someone subject to mandatory detention. "Arriving aliens" also face custodial detention without the possibility to post an immigration bond, and only have extremely small opportunities to argue their immigration case in deportation proceedings (such as a person seeking asylum who successfully demonstrates a "credible fear" which, upon this showing, can later petition for an immigration bond). If the Immigration Court (despite ICE's objections) believes that an immigration bond for the non-citizen is appropriate, the minimum bond amount permitted by the Immigration Judge is $1500 (however, it is in the discretion of the Immigration Judge to set a much higher amount for bond).
There are a few important rights that the non-citizen has in Immigration Court, such as: the right to obtain an immigration removal defense attorney of their choice to retain (there are no public defenders in Immigration Court!) to defend the non-citizen from deportation; the right to be provided with a list of available non-profit legal services; the right to contact the consulate for his or her home country; the right to have an interpreter to translate the court proceedings for the non-citizen; 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 (the government interest outweighs the non-citizen's so called rights).
ICE counsel is charged with the initial burden to establish that the non-citizen before the Court is both an alien and removable from the US to their country of citizenship by clear, convincing, and unequivocal evidence. If ICE counsel is able to meet this initial burden of proof after a hearing or by admission, the non-citizen can still timely apply for potentially eligible discretionary relief, which may (but does not always) include: adjustment of status, asylum, cancellation of removal, waivers of inadmissibility and removability, Convention Against Torture (CAT), legalization and registry, withholding of removal, and adjustment of status. The non-citizen is free to appeal any bad outcome to the BIA (Board of Immigration Appeals), and is free to appeal the BIA's bad decision (if the same occurs) to the appropriate United States Federal Court, as long as the appeal is filed in a timely and proper manner.
Hire a Top Rated Immigration Deportation Lawyer to Defend You near Waterford Michigan
If facing deportation from the US, hiring the legal services of a dedicated removal defense attorney is an essential first step for your case. It is so critical to retain an experienced removal defense attorney right away for many important reasons, including: the need to defend the non-citizen against the allegation(s) listed in the Notice To Appear, the need for the non-citizen to receive proper advice and critical information concerning all relevant immigration issues, to thoroughly research and present any eligible forms of discretionary relief that may be available on behalf of the non-citizen, to seek a low immigration bond (if eligible to receive a bond), to prepare the best available removal defense and present that defense in the most compelling and appropriate ways, to appeal any adverse ruling from an Immigration Judge, etc.
The removal defense experts at Hilf & Hilf, PLC have many years of experience honing their abilities in immigration courtrooms in Michigan and elsewhere, and strong research skills. Contact the immigration attorneys at Hilf & Hilf, PLC immediately to seek and retain outstanding removal defense representation.