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What is Removal Defense?

Many people around the world want to live in the United States, but just moving to the U.S. does not mean you are allowed to stay. 

If you don’t follow the rights rules, the U.S. government can decide to deport you.  That means they make you leave the country, even if you want to stay in the U.S.

Common Removal Reasons

What are the most common reasons a person is removed?

In general, there are five reasons the U.S. government might believe a non-U.S. citizen should be removed.

  • If a non-U.S. citizen comes to the U.S. without getting permission from the government first, like with a visa.
  • If a non-U.S. citizen does get permission before visiting but breaks the rules for the visit.
    • For example, getting a job without permission or staying longer than the government said was ok. This is called “Status Violation”.
  • If a non-U.S. citizen is found guilty of breaking a law or belonging to a group or organization that the U.S. government does not allow.
  • If a non-U.S. citizen has applied for asylum, but the U.S. government says no to the application.
  • If a non-U.S. citizen becomes a public charge within five years of coming to the country.

To learn more, click above for a FREE consultation with the U.S. immigration attorneys of Aftalion Law Group.

The Steps of the Removal Process

What are the removal process steps?
If the U.S. government thinks someone might need to be removed, the removal process, or removal process proceedings, beings. There are five general parts of the removal process:
  • The non-U.S. citizen is arrested by a member of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, often known as ICE.
  • Soon after being arrested, the person receives a document called a Notice to Appear. The Notice to Appear tells the person why the government believes he or she should not be allowed to stay in the United States.
  • An ICE official decides if the person is allowed to pay bond and go home of if they must stay in jail until the removal hearings—meetings with an immigration judge.
  • At the removal hearings an immigration judge decides if the person should be removed or not.
  • If the immigration judge decides the person should be removed, he or she has 30 days to ask for second opinion on the decision, called filing an appeal. All appeals are read by the Board of Immigration Appeals.  The Board reads a document the tells them every word at the removal hearings, so they know what happened, even though they were not there.  An attorney can fil objection with the Board about why they disagree with the person the person being deported (called a legal brief), but the person is not allowed to talk to the Board at the appeals meeting.

Aftalion Law Group's Removal Process Attorneys

We can assist with your U.S. removal process!

It is scary and stressful to face removal proceedings.  We understand and here to help.  We take the time to listen to your concerns and answer all the questions you have so you unders each part of the process.  We are by your side so you can understand everything you need to know.

The first step we take with you is to give our honest and full opinion about your case.  If we believe there is not enough evidence to prove you should have to leave the county, we will help you prepare for removal hearing by listening to you concerns, answering all you questions, and creating any documents you will need. 

If you have to leave the United States, we will explain the options you still have.  For example, we can help you decide if you should apply for asylum, permanent residency status, or a waiver under the Immigration and Nationality Act.

We will do everything in our power to prevent removal, but sometimes it still happens.  If so, we will help you understand the process and give you advice on what to do. 

For example, we can help you leave the country voluntarily rather than being forced to by the government.  This is important because you might be able to come back to the U.S. in the future if you leave voluntarily. 

To learn more, click above for a FREE consultation with the U.S. immigration attorneys of Aftalion Law Group.