Legal Counsel Required for Deportation Proceedings

Deportation hearings require the assistance of legal counsel due to the nature of the proceedings and the reasons for them in the first place.

In most cases the reasons for deportation include the commission of a felony or misdemeanor and conviction; immigration violations; green card or Visa expiry; not leaving after voluntary departure was granted; immigration fraud; employment violations; and a final order of removal/deportation after asylum has been denied.

Even if there is no criminal record, any violation of an immigrant’s status in the U.S. may end up with the immigrant being removed from the country. In most cases handled by Rikfin & Fox-Isicoff, P.A. in Miami and Orlando, Florida, the violations would include staying too long past a designated period, not following the conditions of one’s status or coming into the country without the proper documentation.

A violation of the immigration provisions is not dependent on how long ago the violation took place or even the age of the alien. This means even babies brought into the country illegally are considered to be immigration violators.

Other pitfalls involved in removal proceedings may revolve around a person’s claim to be married. The presumption in these instances states that the marriage is a sham to just get a green card. This is especially so if the marriage happens after deportation proceedings are started.

It also does not matter if there are children involved or the person is married to a U.S. citizen. In all instances such as this, consulting with a highly competent legal firm such as Rikfin & Fox-Isicoff, P.A. may mitigate the outcome of the hearing. Rikfin & Fox-Isicoff, P.A. are able to outline the consequences of various actions such as divorce or the change of employers and most importantly, how to achieve goals without impacting one’s immigration status.

Anyone faced with a deportation hearing should immediately get help, as the stakes involved in this process are quite high. Although immigrants may represent themselves at these hearings, the outcome may not be beneficial. In all cases, seek the assistance of an immigration attorney who knows the ropes.

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