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Understanding And Preventing Deportation

Deportation proceedings are a living nightmare for many. After all, what hope does an individual or their family have in fighting such government agencies as the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) or U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)? For many, there is the real possibility that they are being sent to countries in which they haven’t lived for many years. Moreover, families often migrate or live in the U.S. together, which means that the defendant may not even have family or a home to be sent back to.

Still, the U.S. government will seek to deport the defendant. The DOJ, which oversees ICE, assigns a judge to oversee the deportation proceedings. These matters are complicated, and the stakes are high. The guidance of an experienced immigration law attorney with litigation experience can be essential. In Miami, the attorneys at Rotella & Hernandez, LLC, understand all the complexities of immigration law and can navigate the court system effectively.

Reasons Why Immigrants Might Be Threatened With Deportation

Immigrants may face deportation for a multitude of reasons. For documented immigrants, threats of deportation can arise from violations such as overstaying a visa, failing to adhere to the terms of their admission or committing certain crimes. Undocumented immigrants, meanwhile, may be deported simply for lacking legal status in the U.S. Engaging in fraudulent activity, posing a security threat to the country and committing a crime can also result in deportation proceedings.

Is It Possible To Prevent Deportation?

The prospect of deportation is terrifying, but there are several tactics that may prevent this harsh outcome. The alternatives include:

  • Adjustment of status
  • Asylum
  • Cancellation of removal for permanent residents
  • Cancellation of removal for non-permanent residents
  • Voluntary departure
  • Withholding of removal

Immigrants need to remain informed about their legal rights. Moreover, some may qualify for various forms of relief, such as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) for those who came to the U.S. as children. Being proactive and seeking legal counsel at the earliest opportunity can make a significant difference in the outcome of a deportation case.

Attorneys Play A Crucial Role

Immigration lawyers can help build a strong defense, file the necessary legal paperwork and represent the immigrant in court. Immigrants must act swiftly and wisely, and, armed with knowledge and the right support, they will be prepared to chart a course through the turbulent waters of the deportation process in Florida.

Contact Rotella & Hernandez Immigration and Family Law at 305-596-3618 or use our contact page.