Immigration authorities have the power to initiate removal proceedings against non-citizens in the United States. The process begins when the non-citizen receives a “Notice to Appear”. The Notice to Appear states the grounds under which the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will try to deport you and a court date. At this point you should be ready to mount your best defense. The Immigration Attorneys at the Rivas Law Firm are ready to help. You don’t have to face it alone. Call 407-644-2466 to speak with an Orlando Immigration Lawyer.

Ways to Fight Deportation

Your Visa has Terms and Conditions

Undocumented immigrants and Green Card holders can be deported for a variety of reasons. For example, if you face criminal charges or an arrest, independently of the outcome, the probabilities are that you will be held by ICE. In most cases you’ll have to fight to get a bond, and to remove the grounds of inadmissibility. Also, every immigrant or non-immigrant Visa has its rules and conditions. If you don’t follow the terms of the visa, you can face deportation. Violating the terms of your visa by applying for public assistance programs or not notifying authorities of a change of address, can trigger a deportation hearing.

In criminal matters, DHS initiates deportation proceedings for breaking the law. Crimes involving guns, drugs, or domestic violence, so-called “moral turpitude” crimes, can lead to a deportation hearing. They can revoke your visa and deny all pending applications, which can make it very difficult to ever get a Visa. It’s important to remember that being deported is not the same as being charged with a crime.

Deportation Defense Attorneys 

The fact is that many people go through deportation hearings without a defense lawyer, even though it’s best to be represented by an immigration attorney. Deportation defense lawyers know all the rules. You do have rights, and it’s your lawyer’s job to protect them. There are some common defenses to deportation, but every case is different. Depending on your situation, a defense attorney may be able to convince the prosecutor to use his discretion. In certain situations, a Request for Prosecutorial Discretion can fix a lot of problems.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Policy Manual is a good resource. You can find the terms and conditions of your visa category. The manual covers everything from General Policies and Procedures to what they mean by “Good Moral Character”. There is much to think about when you get a “Notice to Appear.” But you don’t have to face removal proceedings alone. The Rivas Law Firm was founded by an immigrant who came to America and made good. See what the Orlando Deportation Lawyers at the Rivas law Firm for you.  Call 407-644-2466.