As you may have already heard, 2016 started with a new immigration controversy. The Department of Homeland Security is now conducting a series of random immigration raids, looking for those who entered the United States seeking refuge and stayed illegally.
Who is at Risk of Immediate Deportation?
This operation targets families and individuals who have already exhausted all of their remedies. That includes all aliens who have been ordered removed from the US and never left. The plan will be implemented across the nation and could affect a great number of Central American families that entered the country illegally during the past year.
Many of these aliens have either lost their asylum claims or never showed up for their court dates. Although there are only few details available, the operation is expected to reach hundreds of Central American families.
Learn more about the Deportation process from New York Immigration Lawyer, Alice Antonovsky
The Importance of Hiring an Immigration Lawyer
Every immigration case is different and there could be suitable solutions for each of them. Certain individuals are eligible for status legalization through unlawful presence waivers or special immigrant juvenile status. But it all depends on the circumstances they entered the country, how long they have been in the US as an undocumented migrant and whether they have been ordered removed from the country.
Keep in mind that if a family is taken into custody and they have already hired an attorney, they can provide the attorney’s contact information to the immigration officers. Having an experienced lawyer who is already familiar with your case could make the process a lot easier. We strongly recommend not to hire notarios for these particular cases, as lack of experience would lead to unnecessary mistakes and delays.
Please feel free to contact us and schedule a personalized and confidential consultation to analyze your case. Call us at (718) 924-2896 or fill any of the contact forms on our website.