If you receive a Notice to Appear (NTA) for a deportation or removal hearing, or worse, if you are detained by ICE, your ability to remain in the U.S. is under serious threat. However, your removal is not necessarily a foregone conclusion. With the help of an attorney, you may be able to obtain relief from removal, protecting you from hardship or separation from your family. It is important to understand what options you may have for avoiding deportation depending on the circumstances of your case.
One of the best things you can do to protect yourself from deportation is to hire an attorney who can help you understand your options and represent you at your hearing. You should note that an immigration hearing is not a criminal trial, and therefore, you do not have a constitutionally guaranteed right to legal representation. This means that if you want an attorney to be present, you need to be proactive about securing their services and telling the court that you want to be represented. Otherwise, you will likely have to face your hearing on your own.
Among the many benefits of an immigration attorney is their ability to review your NTA and help you understand the reason why removal proceedings have been initiated. With this information, you and your attorney can better prepare a strategy for your hearing. It may be possible to avoid deportation through one of the following methods:
Hiring an attorney as soon as possible can be crucial to preventing your removal, and at Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices, we are ready to help. Our experienced Illinois immigration lawyers will review your case, help you prepare, and attend your hearing to give you the best possible representation. We offer a free initial consultation when you contact us at 630-932-9100.
Whether you are going through a divorce, injured in an accident, need to file a workers' compensation claim, charged with a crime, immigrating to the United States, or need to file for bankruptcy, Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices can help. Our trial lawyers have over 40 years of experience helping clients throughout Northern Illinois from five offices in Lombard, Bloomindale, Naperville, St. Charles, and Chicago.
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