Fighting Detention, Deportation Or Removal
If you are facing detention, deportation or removal, the clock is ticking, and you have limited time to act and you only have one opportunity to get it right. With so much on the line, it is critical that you hire a skilled immigration attorney.
My name is Mark Perez, and I am an experienced Dallas deportation attorney. I understand the complexities of United States immigration law and what is needed to successfully challenge a detention, deportation or removal proceeding. If you have received a Notice to Appear from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), call me at 214-646-1557 to schedule a consultation.
How I Approach ICE Proceedings
I understand that in these situations, time is not on your side. If you retain my firm, I will use my knowledge to work efficiently to resolve your matter in the most favorable way possible.
I will analyze the details of your case and identify any possible defenses. If there is the potential to apply for a family visa, we will explore that option as well.
Things we will need to determine:
- Your current immigration status — Are you here on a visa? Has your visa expired? Are you undocumented?
- Why are you facing deportation or removal? — You could be facing deportation or removal for a variety of reasons, including staying in the country on an expired visa, and entering the country illegally without a valid visa or green card. You may also face deportation if you are facing criminal charges.
- Examine your options — Whenever possible, I look for opportunities to avoid deportation and removal by either applying for a visa or pursuing an adjustment of status.
- Explore other options — While I will do everything I can to keep you in the country, there are times when it is not possible to extend your stay. In these circumstances, we will discuss alternatives, including voluntarily leaving the country.
One of the most scary parts of a deportation or removal proceeding is the unknown. I will try to minimize your fear by explaining the process to you and letting you know what to expect.
How Does Removal Affect My Chances Of Returning To The United States?
The Department of Homeland Security takes immigration violations seriously. If you have been removed or deported, you may not be eligible to apply for re-entry for several years. The minimum time that someone must wait following removal is five years.
Things To Remember If You Are Detained
Detention centers are chaotic places with rough conditions. People are transferred frequently.
If you have already been detained, keep your papers with you at all times. Make sure you know your green card number or alien registration number and your family members have it as well. Your location will be tracked by your name and number, so it is important that your family does not lose it. Get an experienced deportation lawyer to handle your case ASAP. If possible, post bond so you can be with your family while your case is pending.
Hire An Experienced Dallas Deportation Lawyer To Handle Your Case
Facing deportation is scary enough without knowing that there are many people out there who prey on individuals facing deportation. When you meet with me, I will make sure I discuss your case with you, and give you a clear understanding of what you can expect and what your best options are. To schedule a consultation at my Dallas office, you can reach me by telephone at 214-646-1557.