Dallas Deportation Defense Lawyers
Experienced Removal & Deportation Defense
Immigration policies in the United States are in a nearly constant state of change that can relax restrictions on immigration as much as it can clamp down on discriminatory enforcement of them. As a consequence, foreign nationals living in the U.S. with or without documentation may at any time face deportation and removal from the country they have become accustomed to calling home.
If you are living in fear of being forced to depart the U.S., consult with an attorney from Perdomo Dorsett Immigration Law. We have more than 20 years of combined experience assisting clients in immigration law matters across Dallas, and removal cases are among the most common we have handled in the past. Our deportation and removal attorneys in Dallas can work with you to develop a legal strategy unique to your situation that can help you increase your odds of remaining in the U.S.
Our services in this area of law address matters such as:
Common Reasons for Deportation
Deportation can occur due to a variety of reasons. Even if you have a green card and are married to a U.S. citizen, you can still be deported.
Individuals can face deportation due to:
- Criminal acts: Being convicted of certain crimes, such as aggravated felonies, drug crimes, or other felonies could put your immigration status at risk.
- Overstaying a visa: If you failed to extend your visa or leave by the expiration date, you are likely to be deported.
- Illegal entry in the U.S.: This can include crossing a border or even providing false information on your reasons for visiting the U.S.
- Marriage fraud: It is illegal to enter into a marriage solely for the purpose of obtaining a green card. If discovered, you could be deported.
If you are facing removal proceedings, it is important that you discuss your options with an attorney.
Defense Against Removal
There is a legal process surrounding immigrants facing deportation. Attorneys like ours at Perdomo Dorsett Immigration Law represent clients like you in immigration court, where your case will be heard by a judge. We can build a case strategy unique to your situation that can help you remain in the U.S. by forcing the court to recognize your right to continue living in the U.S.
Bonds: If you are offered an inappropriately high bond by the U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) or none at all, we can help you file a motion with the court to request a bond hearing. During this hearing, we will have a chance to argue that you deserve to be released on a bond of a reasonable amount. This is important because your freedom can help you to live your life as normally as possible while your removal case is pending with the court. An important consideration to bear in mind is that immigration bonds must be paid in full prior to your release, which makes it all the more important to ensure the amount you are subjected to pay is fair.
Appeals & Motions to Reopen Cases: If new or different evidence comes to light that would have had a significant impact on your immigration case, our deportation and removal attorneys in Dallas can help you file an appeal or motion to reopen your case. Timing is critical during this period because in many cases we must take action within 30 days of your removal order.
Relief for Victims of Abuse/Violence: Individuals who are victims of a crime and have suffered significant mental or physical abuse may be able to apply for a U visa if they are willing to assist in law enforcement investigation of criminal activities.
Cancellation of Removal: We may be able to pursue a cancellation of removal for lawful permanent residents and non-permanent residents if they meet certain criteria - usually if they have lived continuously in the U.S. for a certain period of time, have demonstrated good moral character, and have not been convicted of any aggravated felonies.
How long does the deportation process take?
Expedited deportations can take as little as 2 weeks, while normal deportations can 2-3 years or even more. The deportation process will vary depending on the country the immigrant is from and the state that is handling the process. Immigrants from countries such as Mexico can allow for expedited deportation and have the individual deported within a few weeks. Other countries may take months to several years.
Can a deportation be reversed?
In some cases, yes. You can request an appeal and have a judge reopen the deportation case for a review.
Can you return to the US if you are deported?
After you have been deported, there is typically a 5, 10, or 20-year ban before you can request re-entry to the U.S. depending on the reason for your removal. If you have been permanently banned, you will not be able to re-enter.
How do I know if I have a deportation order against me?
Find your Alien Registration Number and call the Executive Office for Immigration Review to inquire whether there is an order against you.
Deportation Process & Timeline
- Arrest: The deportation process typically begins when an individual is arrested by local police or border patrol. Law enforcement officials would then transfer that individual to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
- Expedited Removal: If an individual qualifies for expedited removal, they may be deported in as little as 2 weeks.
- Notice to Appear: If the individual does not qualify for expedited removal, a Notice to Appear will be served. This notice lists the reason for removal and provides a 10-day notice to appear in court.
- Detainment or Voluntary Departure: Immigration officials can detain an individual while they pursue removal, or release you on bond. Individuals may also choose to leave the country on their own if they meet certain criteria.
- Hearings: There will be a series of hearings - the Bond Hearing, Master Calendar Hearing, and Merits Hearing before a judge where you can present your arguments and requests for relief.
- Order of Removal: If a judge refuses to grant relief, an order of removal will be issued.
- Appeal: Individuals can request an appeal, which can last from months to years. During the appeals process, the individual can remain in detention.
- Deportation: If the appeal is denied, the individual will be deported.
If you are facing deportation and removal from the U.S., now is the time you need an attorney most to help you defend your rights as an immigrant. If you receive a Notice to Appear in immigration court, you will be up against a system that can have dire consequences for you and your family in the U.S.
Perdomo Dorsett Immigration Law’s attorneys have 20 years of combined experience focusing on cases like yours – we can help you build your defense and increase the likelihood of avoiding deportation. By working with our deportation and removal attorneys in Dallas, you can have a better fighting chance of having the government recognize your right to remain here.Reach out to us online to request a consultation where we can discuss more about how our services may help you win your immigration case.
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