What is Deportation or Removal?
Deportation/Removal of non-citizens may result after entering the United States illegally and/or after committing a deportable offense/crime.
Once deported, a non-citizen may lose the right to ever return to the United States, even as a visitor. Livelihoods and families are seriously impacted, and in some cases, a deported person may end up living in a “homeland” that they have little familiarity with.
Removal is a legal proceeding administered by the Immigration Courts. Anyone who is subject to this procedure has a legal right to challenge their removal. A legal challenge involves appearances before an immigration judge. The implicated laws are complex and constantly changing. Consequently, top legal representation by an experienced lawyer is imperative and improves the chance of preventing deportation.
If a non-citizen is in custody for a crime, ICE or DHS typically begins by communicating an Immigration Hold to the local authorities. Early retention of an experienced immigration attorney is essential.
What is an Immigration Court?
Being in immigration courts simply means that the U.S. Government is trying to deport or remove the individual from the United States. At Ballout Law, we understand that a client in deportation or removal proceedings is entrusting us with a big responsibility – it is a matter of continuing to live and support your U.S. family and maintain your job and social life as it exists or be removed to a land that many don’t even remember or know well anymore.
We take your representation extremely seriously. You need the most experienced deportation lawyers to be on your side in this decisive process – you deserve no less. Mistakes or ineffective assistance by a lawyer could cause deportation. You also have the right to change your ineffective lawyer at any time in this process – this will not hurt your chance of winning.
Appealing a Denial by an immigration judge (BIA appeal).
Typically, if your case is denied by an immigration judge, you have the right to appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). We have over 30 years’ experience in appealing to the BIA. You have the right to choose a new lawyer to appeal to the BIA.
Denial by the BIA (Circuit Appeal).
In most cases, you have the right to appeal to the Circuit court if your case is denied by the BIA. This is called Petition for Review. Our office has extensive experience (over 30 years) in appealing cases to the Circuit courts, and you may choose a new lawyer to take over your Circuit representation.