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Palm Beach County Deportation Defense Attorney

Over a thousand people are arrested at the border or picked up off the streets by immigration officials every day. Some are arrested at the border without a warrant or probable cause, while others are frequently picked up outside of police stations and courthouses after they have been released from custody by local officials. Once in detention, individuals may be held at length without any information about their rights. Some come to think that their only way out of detention is to agree to removal. Others agree to deportation based on fear of what is happening to them or because they do not know there are options to fight the removal. Once deported, returning to the U.S. without a pardon is a federal crime carrying a sentence of up to ten years in a federal prison.

ICE detention may sound scary, and it is. But this is still America, and while immigrants don’t have the same rights as U.S. citizens, they do have rights. The immigration specialists at the Devore Law Group provide expert assistance to persons facing deportation in Palm Beach County, from obtaining release from detention in bond hearings to providing a strong defense in removal proceedings.

Even “lawful permanent residents” can be deported

Holding a Green Card means you are authorized to live and work permanently in the U.S., but that does not mean you can never by deported. Green Card holders and holders of H1-B visas can still be deported if they are thought to be in the U.S. illegally or suspected of having committed a deportable offense. Deportable offenses come by the dozens and dozens in U.S. immigration law. Just a few of the broad categories of deportable offenses include:

  • “Violent crimes”
  • “Aggravated felonies”
  • Drug trafficking
  • Fraud
  • Tax Evasion
  • Crimes of “moral turpitude”

Once convicted, proceedings can be initiated for deportation and once deported, the individual is prohibited from returning to the U.S. for many years. Besides committing a deportable offense, other grounds for deportation and removal include:

  • Illegal entry/Entry without inspection
  • Visa overstay or loss of legal immigrant status
  • Abandonment of Green Card
  • Working without the required documentation

Help at every stage of the removal process

In a criminal case, the state must prove the individual is guilty of the crime charged to secure a conviction. Removal is not a criminal proceeding, however; it is a civil proceeding. In removal cases, the burden is on the immigrants to prove they should not be deported. This means the odds are stacked against the immigrant, and strong, effective and expert assistance is needed. Attorneys at the Devore Law Group are forceful advocates at all stages of deportation or removal proceedings, including:

  • Waivers of inadmissibility
  • Bond hearings
  • Court representation
  • Motions to reconsider
  • Motions to reopen
  • BIA appeals
  • Federal court review

Deportation Defense in Palm Beach County

For competent, strong and effective representation in removal proceedings in Palm Beach County, call the Devore Law Group at 561-478-5353 for immediate assistance from a skilled and knowledgeable deportation defense lawyer.

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