Representing Clients In Removal Proceedings
Criminal matters or negative immigration history may result in you being placed into immigration court proceedings. The federal immigration agencies, as well as state and local police departments, have significantly increased enforcement operations resulting in the detention of more foreign nationals throughout the country.
If you or a loved one has been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and placed in removal or deportation proceedings, contact Kelly, Parker & Cohen, LLP, right away. Our immigration attorneys can help you understand your options and protect your rights. We offer a FREE CONSULTATION to prospective clients. You can reach us online or over the phone at 717-971-1974.
Important Information About The Removal Or Deportation Process
Removal or deportation is the process through which the United States government determines that a foreign citizen or permanent resident (green card holder) must leave or be removed from the United States.
Some common reasons for removal include:
- Nonimmigrants who either overstayed or otherwise violated the conditions of their admission into the United States
- Lawful permanent residents (green card holders) who committed some act that renders them removable. For example, if they committed a crime, they may be removed from the United States.
The United States Department of Homeland Security is usually responsible for starting a removal proceeding.
If you are subject to removal, you will likely receive from the department a Notice to Appear before an immigration law judge. The contents of this notice will include information as to what the proceedings are about; why you may be subject to removal; your right to hire an attorney at your expense; and any consequences if you fail to appear at scheduled hearings.
Relief From Deportation
A person who is found inadmissible or deportable may have several forms of relief available, including but not limited to:
- Cancellation of removal
- Adjustment of status
- The Violence Against Women Act
- Withholding of removal
- Waivers of inadmissibility
Removal proceedings before an immigration judge or the EOIR can be extremely complicated legal matters. If you or a loved one is in need of one or more of our immigration law services, do not hesitate to contact our Central Pennsylvania firm.