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Deportation Lawyer West Bloomfield MI

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Immigration Lawyer Sufen HilfThere are many non-citizens originally from many places around the world (India, China, Middle Eastern countries, etc.), who now reside in West Bloomfield Michigan, who are being placed in removal (deportation) proceedings by the US government.  An attorney for ICE (the Office of Chief Counsel for Immigration and Customs Enforcement) initiates these deportation proceedings by 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 over zealous, aggressive, and heavy handed tactics is the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), however DHS is legally represented by ICE for removal proceedings in Immigration Court.  

Many people are not aware that ICE has the option to allow for an immigration bond so that the non-citizen can remain outside of custody and with his or her family while the removal case is being contested in Immigration Court.  However, ICE also has the ability to deny the non-citizen an immigration bond.  If the immigration bond determination made by ICE is to deny the bond or to make it too expensive to post, 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 non-citizen named in the NTA is subject to "mandatory detention" (which is usually based upon having convictions for a criminal offense or criminal offenses that are considered to be serious), 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 being placed into immigration custody (usually a jail or prison facility) without eligibility 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 (after listening to arguments made by the non-citizen's lawyer and ICE counsel) 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 basic, but important, rights that the non-citizen has before an Immigration Judge, such as: the right to obtain an immigration removal defense attorney of their choice to retain (there are no public defenders in Immigration Court, so retaining an experienced Immigration Attorney is vital!) 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. 

In immigration removal proceedings, ICE counsel has the initial burden with the Immigration Court to establish that the non-citizen is both an alien and removable from the US to their country of citizenship by clear, convincing, and unequivocal evidence.  If ICE counsel satisfies this initial burden (in the opinion of the Immigration Judge after conducting 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 (an appeal may lead to additional detention for the non-citizen while the appeal is being decided).

Hire a Highly Rated Immigration Deportation Lawyer near West Bloomfield Michigan

If facing removal, hiring the legal services of a dedicated removal defense attorney is an essential first step.  The reasons why the best possible decision is to retain an experienced removal defense attorney are: 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 the Immigration Court, etc.  

Immigration lawyers with expertise and many years of experience honing their abilities in immigration courtrooms in Michigan and elsewhere to fight against the government's removal efforts, are what you will find with Hilf & Hilf, PLC .  The wise decision for any removal defense issue is to  contact the immigration attorneys at Hilf & Hilf, PLC immediately to seek and retain outstanding removal defense representation.