New Jersey Deportation & Removal Lawyer
Immigration Defense for Those in Need
The immigration laws have changed over the past ten years making it more
likely that those who have entered illegally, overstayed their visas or
committed crimes within the US will come to the attention of the USCIS.
Today many crimes, including old ones, make immigrants including lawful
permanent residents (green card holders) subject to mandatory detention,
and removal from the U.S.
Removal proceedings, formally called deportation, can be started by the
USCIS or Customs and Boarder Patrol after a routine criminal background
check that occurs upon reentry to the US after a trip abroad, the renewal
of a green card or employment authorization or upon an application for
Naturalization or another immigration benefit. Frequently, removal procedures
are started as the result of an arrest for a criminal offense. If the
police determine that the alien arrested has an immigration issue they
may notify and/or transfer custody to Immigration and Customs Enforcement
(ICE). Removal proceedings are started with the service of a Notice to
Appear (NTA) which states the reasons the government is attempting to
remove the alien from the U.S.
The NTA will charge the alien with one of the grounds of deportability
under INA 237 (a) or will charge that the alien is inadmissible to enter
the U.S. under INA 212 (a). The charge depends on whether there was an
"admission" to the U.S.
One of the most common calls we receive are from people who call and say
"My spouse was detained by ICE. Can you help?" The answer depends
on several factors such as length of time in US, criminal history, immigration
status, family situation and prior immigration encounters. These issues
and more must be explored before we can answer this question. Frequently
the callers are unaware of the answers which require us to contact ICE
and visit the detainee in detention to start to put the pieces together
to determine whether relief is available.
Common Defenses to Deportation
If you, a family member or friend has been detained by Immigration and
Customs Enforcement (ICE) or has been served with a Notice to Appear before
the United States Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration
Review (EOIR) you should contact an experienced
New Jersey immigration lawyer at the firm of Lloyd Bennett, Esq., P.C., today. We have represented hundreds
of people before the EOIR. We will protect your rights! These proceedings
must be taken seriously. Your future in the United States depends upon
a successful outcome. If the case is not handled correctly your future
will be at risk.
One of the most common reasons the government uses to deport people is
criminal acts, unlawful entry in to the US or unlawful presence. Local
police frequently contact Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) when
they arrest an individual for a serious crime. Between 2008-2012 the Government
deported over 3.2 million people. Don't be one of them! Contact an
experienced deportation lawyer today.
Everyone in removal proceedings has a right to have a lawyer by their side.
However, there is no right to a free court appointed immigration lawyer
as in the criminal system. Therefore, those in removal proceedings must
find and hire their own immigration attorney at their own expense
When hiring a deportation lawyer you want to hire a lawyer with experience
and knowledge of immigration law and the various defenses to deportation.
Deportation and Removal cases are extremely complex. Our law firm routinely
represents immigrants in removal proceedings before the Immigration Court.
(See our case results for a sample of the types of cases we have handled)
We offer initial in office consultations or personal visits to detainees
in the New Jersey, New York metro area. We have the expertise necessary
to review and present all available options and will fight for your rights.
To schedule a consultation please
contact our office.