5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IMMIGRATION COURT
Close to half a million immigrants are currently in pending removal proceedings. Here are some important facts and statistics for you to understand about Immigration Court before you go to trial.
- REMOVAL AND DEPORTATION ARE THE SAME THING.
Removal and deportation mean the same thing. So if you have been served with a Notice to Appear in Removal Proceedings in Immigration Court, you should immediately seek advice from an immigration law firm, as you may be facing removal or deportation from the United States.
- TENS OF THOUSANDS OF IMMIGRANTS WITH CASES IN IMMIGRATION COURT ARE DETAINED, INCLUDING WOMEN AND CHILDREN.
The US government has detained immigrants including women and small children for months and even years. Often times, these detention centers have deplorable conditions for longer stays -especially for the young or the sick. If you or someone you know is threatened with detention, get the help of an Immigration Lawyer immediately, as they will know the current laws to help you as quickly as possible.
- NATIONWIDE THE AVERAGE WAIT FOR A TRIAL IS AROUND 22 MONTHS…
But the reality is many cities have a three-plus year wait for a final hearing. Again, it is possible to get lost in the system under the sheer numbers of immigration cases waiting to be heard. This means that for many people, their lives ( marriages, families, jobs) are on hold while they are waiting to hear an outcome. Hiring a lawyer who specializes in immigration is the best way to ensure that you get in and out as fast as possible.
- THE GOVERNMENT HAS A LAWYER PRESENT TO PROSECUTE YOU. YOU WILL NEED A GREAT DEFENSE IN IMMIGRATION COURT.
Many people don’t realize that Immigration Court is just that: a court. According to a Los Angeles Times survey, your chance of winning your case without an attorney is seventeen times less!
- YOU WOULDN’T GO TO YOUR ACCOUNTANT FOR HEART SURGERY
Retain a competent attorney.
He or she will know all the regulations and your chances of winning will go up exponentially. This isn’t some administrative proceedings; immigration law has been called one of the most complex fields of law there is. Be prepared, and bring someone who knows the ropes. If you have any questions about this post, or any other Immigration