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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.