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If you are currently living in New Jersey as an undocumented immigrant, or if you have overstayed your visa or violated your terms of entry, you may be at risk for deportation. Traffic citations, family-related legal issues, problems at work and criminal arrests can all potentially trigger deportation proceedings; and, if you are at risk for being deported (or “removed”) from the United States, it is important that you speak with a lawyer as soon as possible.
At Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A., our immigration lawyers provide knowledgeable, skilled and strategic legal representation for foreign nationals who are facing deportation or removal in New Jersey. We represent clients in all matters involving U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), including deportation and removal proceedings. In order to ensure that you have the best chance of remaining in the United States, it is important that you speak with a deportation lawyer as soon as possible, and we encourage you to contact us immediately for a confidential consultation about your legal rights.
If the police stop you for a driving offense and you do not have a license because you are undocumented, you could be arrested and handed over to immigration authorities. Undocumented people who get pulled over for driving under the influence (DUI), driving without a license, driving while suspended, driving without registration and/or insurance, and other serious traffic offenses may need a deportation attorney to help them.
Although most people encounter ICE, or “Immigration,” when they have a problem with the police, ICE can also come looking for a person who merely overstays the length of their authorized stay or violates their terms of entry into the United States. For example, student visas became an issue in 2001 as one of the 9/11 hijackers entered the U.S. on a student visa. Since then, ICE has been able to target immigrants that violate their student visa status. If that happens, you may become subject to an ICE investigation and will need a deportation attorney.
A deportation attorney can also help if you or a loved one has been arrested for an alleged criminal offense and placed on an immigration detainer, also known as an “ICE hold.” Once in custody, a person can be detained, go before an immigration judge, and the government may try to deport them from the United States.
Additionally, issues with bail are different for someone facing deportation proceedings. When ICE arrests you, you will need to seek an attorney at your own expense. Furthermore, if ICE arrests you and they do not release you or refuse to set bond, you will need a New Jersey deportation lawyer to request bond from an immigration judge.
ICE and other law enforcement agencies regularly raid jobsites and other places of work where they suspect that companies are employing undocumented workers. If you were arrested during an ICE raid in New Jersey and you are not lawfully in the United States (or you are unsure of your immigration status), it is important that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
Family-related legal issues can potentially trigger deportation proceedings and other ICE action as well. As a foreign citizen who may not be in the United States legally, any time you are facing a matter involving the federal or New Jersey state courts, you need to speak with a New Jersey deportation lawyer about the potential consequences with regard to your immigration status.
If you fled your home country but you are not eligible for asylum in the United States, you may be eligible to file an application for Withholding of Removal under the Convention Against Torture (CAT) in order to avoid deportation. These applications are subject to higher burdens of proof than asylum applications, which means that it is more difficult to file a successful application. As a result, it is important to hire an experienced immigration attorney to help guide you through the process.
These are just some of the reasons why you, as a foreign citizen, may be at risk for deportation or removal. At Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A., we represent clients in all deportation-related matters. If you have any concerns about your immigration status or a loved one’s risk of being deported, we encourage you to contact us immediately to learn more about what we can do to help.
In addition to the matters listed above, our immigration lawyers also provide experienced legal representation for deportation matters involving:
If you have received a “Notice to Appear” or an “Order to Show Cause,” this means that the federal government has initiated formal deportation proceedings against you. However, it does not necessarily mean that you will be deported. There are numerous potential defenses to deportation; and, depending upon your personal and family circumstances, you could potentially be eligible for a variety of different forms of relief.
Some examples of defenses and remedies our immigration lawyers may be able to use to help protect you during deportation proceedings – or even after an immigration judge has ruled that you should be removed from the United States – include:
These, of course, are in addition to proving to USCIS and ICE that you are in the United States legally and in compliance with your terms of entry. When you hire us to represent you, one of our first steps will be to determine your immigration status. While you may be at risk for deportation, it may also be the case that federal agents have inaccurately characterized your immigration status. If you are in the United States legally, or if it is possible to correct a violation and avoid deportation proceedings entirely, our attorneys can help you remain in the United States and continue on your path toward obtaining a green card or becoming a U.S. citizen.
Our NJ deportation lawyers have extensive experience and are proud to represent clients in immigration courts across the United States. We aggressively investigate and pursue all possible forms of relief or defenses to deportation. As our client, we will work tirelessly to protect you and your family from the devastating effects of deportation.
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