Deportation is the removal of a non-citizen from the United States (U.S.) when the presence of the non-citizen is deemed by immigration authorities to be contrary to immigration laws. Exclusion refers to the removal of a person from the U.S. before that person has been admitted to the U.S. An individual who is encountered by immigration authorities at the border who is not admissible to the U.S. is subject to a process called expedited removal which means that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) can remove the person without a hearing before an immigration judge. CBP can also process a person for expedited removal at the airports and ports of entry.
There are a number of reasons why a person may be deportable or excludable from the U.S. Individuals who are in violation of the terms of their visas are in danger of deportation. In addition, foreign nationals who commit crimes in the U.S. face the possibility of deportation.
If a person is not subject to expedited removal and is placed into removal proceedings, there are a number of defenses that may be raised and there are a number of ways that a person may fight deportation. Some of the most common forms of relief from removal are the following:
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Effective March 25, 2020, in response to “Stay at Home” orders Joseph & Hall PC is closed to the public and is now conducting nearly all of its operations remotely during the COVID-19 health crisis through April 18th.
We continue to have a limited number of staff in our office to perform basic operations such as assembling and filing petitions, receiving and distributing mail and issuing checks. We are grateful to be in a business that is conducive to remote work and for all of your patience and support. Our lawyers and paralegals are here to answer the array of questions that continue to arise daily and will keep you informed during these rapidly changing times. We will hold telephonic or video meetings rather than in-person meetings. These meetings can be done by SKYPE or Zoom Conference call so that you can continue to interact with your legal team, face-to-face.
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