Deportation Attorney Miami
Facing deportation is scary and daunting. When the US government determines that a non-U.S. citizen must be removed from the country, that starts the often complicated and high-stakes deportation process. At Florida Immigration Law Counsel, we want you to have hope and we emphasize that a deportation order is not a final decision. It is possible to fight the deportation order by building a strong defense for your hearing with the Board of Immigration Appeals, even in the rapidly-changing climate of U.S. immigration law.
Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) is a sub-agency of the U.S. Department of Justice and was established in 1983 to interpret and administer the federal immigration law by conducting removal proceedings, appeals and administrative cases.
- Cancellation of removal
- Immigration waivers
- Deportation defense
- Voluntary departure
The following information should not be taken as legal advice. This website is for general information on the types of immigration cases a Miami immigration and defense lawyer can help clients with. It does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. Our law firm recommends scheduling a consultation so we can provide advice for any individual, family, or other entity who has questions about their immigration status, criminal convictions, and removal and deportation in South Florida. When facing Miami deportation, call the Florida Immigration Law Counsel.
How much does it cost to hire a lawyer for immigration?
Miami deportation and removal defense from a law firm that has been recognized for its excellence in providing service to clients throughout Miami FL is an investment in your future. You will need a strong deportation defense to convince the immigration judge to let you or a loved one stay. Depending on your specific circumstances, a defense attorney who handles your bond hearings and deportation removal case could cost between $350-$450 an hour.
Can you win a deportation case?
If you reach out to a defense lawyer to get started on your deportation defense, then it is possible to win your deportation case.
When an alien has been detained and is awaiting removal proceedings, the family can apply for the alien to be released temporarily into their custody while they await their hearing, which could be years. It’s not uncommon for some people to spend years in a detention center waiting for the date of their hearing. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, that time might be much longer because the courts were closed and still have a backlog of cases.
The purpose of the bond hearing is for the alien to present evidence of their moral character, that they will cooperate with immigration and will obey any deportation orders. It’s important to know that when an alien requests a bond hearing, it does not affect the decision nor stop your removal hearings.
How do you get a deportation order removed?
There are some situations where your immigration attorney in South Florida can help you when you are facing deportation.
Cancellation of Removal and Adjustment of Status for Certain Nonpermanent Residents
Under Section 240A(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), you may qualify to have your removal canceled. You will need to prove to the immigration judge that:
- You have been physically present in the United States for at least 10 years and in that time have been a person of good moral character as outlined in Section 101(f) of the INA
- You have been abused or subject to extreme cruelty while in the United States by a US citizen or lawful permanent resident, or are the parent of a child or children who are US citizens or lawful permanent residents who have been subjected to abuse.
- You have served in the Armed Forces of the United States. There are specific guidelines to meet this requirement, so give Florida Immigration Law Counsel.
Qualifying for Protection Under the Convention Against Torture
Both international and US law protects a person from being returned to their home country if they are likely to face torture. This is protected by the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (the “Torture Convention”). It was adopted by the General Assembly of the UN in December 1984 and the United States signed on in 1988. The purpose of the Convention Against Torture (CAT) is to provide an opportunity for non-citizens to meet the requirements for asylum if they don’t otherwise, but have evidence that they have grounds for believing that they would be tortured if they return to their home country.
How long do deportation proceedings take?
Unfortunately, through no fault of your own or your immigration attorney, you will probably wait a long time to hear back from the US government regarding your application. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has increased delays as many government offices both domestically and abroad have stopped in-person visits and have even had to close in some cases due to outbreaks and contamination. This has resulted in a backlog of deportation or removal cases. It’s not unlikely for you to wait years to hear a result.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Immigration Appeals is allowing for filing by email in certain situations. Hearings were postponed but resumed. You will need to speak with your attorney regarding requirements to attend immigration court since failure to show up could result in deportation.
Why Florida Immigration Law Counsel
When you or a loved one who is an alien has been convicted of a crime, then that can affect their legal status. When you need strong deportation defense, then call the Florida Immigration Law Counsel.
One of the main reasons why people call us is because either someone mishandled their paperwork in the past or some other major issue came out of nowhere that caused our clients to panic. We strongly advise you to schedule a consultation with one of our immigration attorneys so that we can get started immediately on your removal defense. We have helped many clients throughout Miami Dade County who have written glowing testimonials about the legal guidance we provided them. What sets the Florida Immigration Law Counsel apart is our focus on establishing trust in each attorney-client relationship 2021. We answer your questions regarding your Miami deportation.
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