Protecting Detained Immigrants from Deportation
Our firm focuses extensively on cases involving immigrants who are currently detained in immigration detention centers. When an immigrant is detained, the federal government can keep them for an indefinite amount of time, even if no crimes have been committed or proven. Attorney Rashmi Patel travels to detention centers across the nation to see if they are eligible for release on bond and to determine what their reliefs from removal are.
At the Law Offices of Rashmi N. Patel, we are compassionate and understand the worries, fears, and stress individuals may experience when faced with deportation or removal from the United States. We do our best to work with the individual and their families to cope with these fears. We are dedicated to fighting your removal from the United States by assisting you in filing the appropriate applications, obtaining necessary documentary evidence, preparing you and your witnesses to testify, and representing you before the immigration court if necessary.
Third Step – Determine What, If Any, Relief Is Available
There are several forms of relief for immigrants who are facing removal (deportation). These remedies include:
First Step - Bond Hearing
At the bond hearing, the immigration judge will consider evidence and determine whether an individual should be released from custody on bond while removal proceedings are pending. Bond hearings are separate proceedings from the removal proceedings. It is also important to know that during bond hearing, an immigration judge considers any and all information presented by both parties, regardless of whether such information would be allowed in removal proceedings, such as positive factors of the respondent, family ties to the United States, employment history of the respondent, and other factors presented.
Second Step - What If Bond May Not Be Available
Many immigrants who have committed certain crimes may not be eligible for release on bond. Attorney Rashmi N. Patel can still help an individual avoid deportation and try to convince immigration customs enforcement officers to release an individual from immigration detention on what is called parole or supervised release. If you are currently detained or have a loved one detained, please contact an immigration attorney immediately.