Deportation is the process of removing immigrants who fail to have the necessary citizenship documents in place. The process can be quite upsetting for families, especially based on recent occurrences in the news. Understanding deportation is important, as is securing reliable legal assistance. In Louisville, KY, Vickerstaff Law Office, PSC offers the following information to ensure their clients can receive the help they need when faced with deportation.
According to USA Today, there are approximately 1.1 million undocumented immigrants are currently living in the U.S. Undocumented immigrants are typically apprehended in one of three ways. Local police offices may make an arrest as a result of another offense (such as a traffic violations). Undocumented immigrants can also be detained at the border when attempting to cross. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) may also apprehend immigrants, and this can occur at home, at work, or even at children’s schools.
USA.gov offers insights on the deportation process. Immigrants may be subject to expedited removal, which occurs without a court hearing. In other cases, the person may be held in a detention center until the trial. The next step involves immigration court, where the case is held before the U.S. Department of Justice. If the deportation goes forward the person is usually removed via air or ground at the expense of the government.
In the event you are facing deportation, there are some things you can do to make the process easier. For instance, if you have the means you may be able to leave the country of your own volition. You should also know the steps to take if you feel your right have been violated. In this case, you can file complaint with the Department of Homeland Security or consult with your local U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office. You can also take steps to acquire a green card, which will allow you to stay in the country legally for a set period.