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Facing Deportation? Here’s what you can do

It’s many people’s worst nightmare. You – or your loved one – receive a notice to appear in removal proceedings and are threatened with deportation. As I always remind people, the word was changed more than 20 years ago to “removal” by Congress. Then, President Bill Clinton signed the law. But…

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How to fight with a deportation appeal

Why (and When) Deportation Appeal Is Crucial

There has been a lot of talk about illegal immigrants and deportation for the past few months in the US. Getting deported is one of the main fears we hear when people come to our office. For many people, receiving a notice of deportation, (or worse – getting put into detention)…

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How do I stop myself from being deported?

“Being deported” is the most frightening thing for any immigrant. I have frequently met with old clients who tell me of bad dreams they still have about being deported, long after they have become United States citizens. Millions of people are deported every year Nearly 3 Million immigrants have been removed…

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Inadmissibility vs Deportation – What You Must Know

It can be very confusing for people facing immigration problems due to past (or recent) crimes to understand the difference between deportation and inadmissibility. That is because there are two separate sections of  U.S. immigration law that govern whether a crime will  bar you from getting a green card (if you don’t have one), or whether…

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7 Ways to Stop Deportation

7 Ways to Stop Deportation

As of this writing about 450,000 immigrants await removal hearings. Around 10% of them sit in jails. Over 2 million immigrants have been ‘removed’ since President Obama entered the Oval Office (‘removal’ is what Congress has called ‘deportation’ since 1997). Obama has referred to illegal immigrants as “gangbangers”, but this is simply not true in…

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5 Signs You Should Invest In a Deportation Lawyer

As of this writing, more than 360,000 people await a hearing before an Immigration Judge. Tens of Thousands more will be added to the list by the end of the year based on current data. There are a number of reasons why these immigrants need a deportation lawyer. By “deportation…

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Deferred Action for Dreamers: A 2014 Review

There is new guidance out there for Dreamers. The group of immigrant children and young people who were granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) based on grants by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) are able to renew! All Deferred Action issued BY ICE may be renewed 120 days before…

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12 Things You Must Know About Deportation Defense

It’s incredible.  People are supposed to know their rights.  But Immigrants sometimes are unaware. Here are 12 Things You Must Know About Deportation Defense: 1.      You have a right to a hearing. Nobody served with a Notice to Appear in Removal Proceedings can just be deported. Often denials of green card…

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Legal Aliens Apply for Citizenship, Face Deportation

Today’s New York Times feature, “Perfectly Legal Immigrants, Until They Applied for Citizenship,” tells the tale of long time green card holders who attempted to be naturalized. Instead of being granted citizenship, these applicants were not just denied naturalization. Their green cards were taken away and they now face deportation….

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