Persons who have made a
valid entry into the United States and have violated their
status, as well as persons who entered unlawfully and are
later arrested by the U.S. Immigration Service, are subject
to removal proceedings. These people are issued a Notice to
Appear which schedules a hearing on a certain day before an
Immigration Judge. If an one is in custody he or she may
either be released or detained, depending upon family ties,
the nature of the problem, and the likelihood that the
person will appear before the Immigration Judge.
A variety of forms of relief from removal are available,
including cancellation of removal, political asylum,
voluntary departure, adjustment of status and other
technical and administrative grounds of relief.
If a person is placed into removal proceedings and/or has
questions about his or her immigration status, it is
imperative that they retain competent legal counsel since
their future ability to remain or return to the United
States is at risk.
It is important to remember that only licensed Immigration
Attorneys can provide legal assistance. If you or
someone you know is in this situation, please
contact us for a consultation.