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Chicago deportation defense attorneys, loved one in detention, immigration detention, deportation order, deportation proceedingsSince the new administration took office in January 2017, the number of immigrants detained while their cases are pending has more than doubled, from 27 percent to 61 percent of the total. However, border crossings have dropped significantly, which means that more people from the interior of the United States—that is, people who have been living here for some time—are being arrested and detained. In some cases, even those who have legal status have been mistakenly detained by Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE). If it has happened to your family member or loved one, regardless of his or her legal status, there may be steps you can take to have him or her released.

Location is Critical

It is becoming increasingly more common for immigrants, especially the undocumented, to be moved to locations distant from where they have been living, so as to prevent flight. However, this can frustrate attempts by family members to assist or comfort them. As such, knowing your loved one’s alien number or A-number is the first imperative. ICE maintains a locator tool that is updated reasonably frequently, and inputting the A-number will usually give you a location unless an arrest was very recent (within hours). There is no way to tell how often your loved one may be moved, but it at least gives families a place to begin.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_deportation-order-Chicago.jpgIn recent days, several raids have taken place by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), more specifically by Enforcement & Removal Operations (ERO). These raids were aimed at rounding up any and all undocumented immigrants, which is a departure from the policy of the previous administration.

Since the scale of these recent raids has been larger than usual, it has led to many finding themselves without counsel or without information about the rights they have in the United States. If ERO appears at your door, you may be too flustered to speak up then and there.

Before and During the Raid

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b2ap3_thumbnail_immigration-pitfalls-Chicago.jpgIf you have committed a crime, you ought to be aware (or become aware) that your actions have the potential to seriously affect your ability to stay in the United States, especially if you are undocumented or are present on a non-immigrant visa.

Normally, commission of certain crimes can render you deportable from the country, and many will come with a bar—a period of time where you must not re-enter the country.

However, in some cases, this may be avoided by making a deal or pleading guilty to a charge that will not render you deportable. Still, this can be a very complex undertaking.

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DuPage County immigration attorneys, deportation defenses, undocumented immigrantsContrary to popular belief, undocumented immigrants do have rights even when before an immigration judge, though they have fewer than a U.S. citizen would. If you are in removal proceedings or have been given a Notice to Appear, you may be able to successfully defend yourself from deportation on one of any number of grounds.

Contesting Removability and Filing for Relief

As a general rule, it is a good idea to never openly concede removability, especially not on the record at an immigration hearing. If you admit that you are removable from the U.S., then United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) does not have to prove anything, and you will have essentially done their work for them. However, this does not mean that you should lie. Lying can be seen as evidence of bad character, and a judge is very unlikely to grant relief or other requests if you acquire a reputation as a liar.

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DuPage County immigration attorneys, immigrating as a minorOf the millions of immigrants that arrive in the United States each year, many are minors and are undocumented. Regardless of how they enter the United States, however, minors can face extra hurdles between them and lawful status in the country. Knowing the requirements for minors can help to avoid a lengthy court battle that can tax the patience of all involved.

Documented Minors

One of the most common issues that befalls immigrant minors, even if all their papers are in order, is that priority and cutoff date queues are so long that it is not unusual for minors to “age out” of the system. Minors are permitted, under U.S. law, to immigrate on their parent’s petition if certain requirements are fulfilled. However, if a child ceases to be a minor while his or her parent is awaiting approval, he or she is sometimes left behind with no options.

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