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Deportation & Immigration Court

Defending People Targeted for Deportation

Deportation is a serious consequence for people who have allegedly violated U.S. immigration laws. It can disrupt lives and tear apart families, communities and workplaces. If you have been targeted for deportation or a loved one is currently in custody, you need legal help right away.

At the immigration law firm of Yeager & Etkind — with offices in Rockville, Maryland; Washington, D.C.; and Arlington and McLean, Virginia — we defend clients against deportation and removal proceedings in immigration court and on appeal. Contact us to discuss your case with an experienced immigration lawyer.

Understanding How Deportation Begins

There are several reasons why someone who is not a U.S. citizen can be deported from the country by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Among the most common reasons are the following:

  • Undocumented immigrants can be deported simply for being in the country illegally.
  • Visa holders can be deported for overstaying their visas, violating the terms of their visas or committing crimes.
  • Green card holders can be deported for abandoning their green cards by spending too much time overseas or for committing serious crimes.

Typically, these cases start when a non-citizen is detained at a work site or in a traffic stop or when he or she is charged with a crime. When immigration officials get involved, they can file for removal (deportation) of the alleged offender.

Helping Clients Get Out of Custody and Fight Removal

There are several things we can do to help people who have been targeted for deportation. First, if the person is being detained, we can apply for release from custody on bond. Whether bond is granted will depend on such factors as humanitarian interests, rootedness in the community, flight risk and danger to society.

We will then work with the client and review the reasons being given for deportation. We will suggest solutions or strategies for avoiding deportation and, if possible, assemble an application for relief — which may involve a request for asylum — so he or she can stay in the country. If the immigration court rules in favor of deportation, we can consider an appeal.

Whether you have been given a notice to appear in immigration court or a loved one has been detained by ICE, don't hesitate to contact us to discuss your options with an experienced deportation defense attorney.