Philadelphia Deportation Defense Lawyer
Immigration Attorneys for Strong and Effective Deportation Defense
More than 1,000 people are apprehended or arrested at the border every day, and countless others are picked up off the streets or after they are released from custody at the federal, state or local level. Many are held by immigration authorities for lengthy periods without being told of their rights or options. Some wind up voluntarily agreeing to removal out of fear, lack of understanding or simply to get out of detention. This can be a serious mistake. Once you are deported, returning to the U.S. without a pardon can land you in federal prison for as long as ten years.
Threats of deportation and removal proceedings may be scary and intimidating, but not when you have an experienced Philadelphia deportation defense lawyer on your side advising you and representing you. At Ellenberg Law Group, we’ll let you know your rights and options and what to expect, and we’ll fight hard on your behalf. Learn more about the deportation defense law practice at Ellenberg Law Group, and call our office for a free telephone consultation if you or a loved one is facing deportation.
Common reasons for deportation
There are many reasons Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) may move to deport you. Some of the most common include:
- Illegal Entry/Entry Without Inspection (EWI)
- Working without Documentation
- Overextending a Stay on an Expired Visa
- Conviction of any Deportable Offense
Aliens and even permanent residents can be subject to deportation after conviction for a deportable defense. Removal proceedings are civil in nature rather than criminal, but rather than the state having to prove the individual should be removed, the burden in removal cases is on the individual to prove why he or she should not be deported. In most instances, you’ll have the right to be represented by an attorney, which is critical given the heavy burden placed on the individual to stay in the country.
Deportable offenses include a number of different offenses and aggravated felonies, such as:
- Crimes of moral turpitude
- Multiple convictions
- Controlled substance convictions
- Firearms offenses
- Domestic violence and stalking
- Crimes against children
- Failure to register as a sex offender
- High speed flight
- Terrorist activity
- Falsely claiming citizenship
In addition to criminal convictions, people can be subject to deportation for technical violations of aspects of immigration law related to conditions of entry, non-immigrant status, or marriage fraud. Deportation proceeding could even be initiated against someone who unintentionally relinquished permanent resident status. Don’t let the government deport you without a fight. Call Ellenberg Law Group to discuss the government’s grounds for removal and your best defense.
ICE Detention and Bond Hearings
If you have been arrested for a crime, even if you are later released from criminal custody, ICE has the power in certain circumstances to detain you and hold you without bond while the removal process is underway. It is possible to fight mandatory detention and demand a bond hearing, but there are many factors which must be considered in determining whether a bond hearing is available and likely to be successful. For instance, bond may not be available in the following situations:
- You are considered to be a flight risk
- You are currently under a deportation order
- You have past criminal convictions
- You have a history of missing court dates
A deportation defense immigration attorney at the Ellenberg Law Group can build a strong case for why you should be allowed to be free on bond while your removal case is pending, which can be essential to ultimately mounting a successful deportation defense. We’ll fight for you at every stage, including:
- Initial bond determination
- Reconsideration hearing
- Bond redetermination
Evan a final order of removal from the Board of Immigration Appeals can be appealed to federal court in some instances. Get the representation you deserve from skilled, knowledgeable and experienced immigration and deportation defense attorneys.
Get Immediate Assistance from Our Immigration Attorneys for Effective Removal or Deportation Defense
If you are facing deportation or removal or are currently involved in a dispute with the U.S. Border Patrol, Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security or Immigration and Customs Enforcement, contact the Ellenberg Law Group at 215-790-1682 for a free initial telephone consultation with an experienced and successful deportation defense immigration attorney.