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Many successfully fighting deportation

On Behalf of | Feb 28, 2014 | U.S. Immigration Law |

The thought of deportation can be overwhelming and confusing for many in this country. Despite the fear and anxiety of being involved in a deportation situation, those dealing with such issues in Maryland or elsewhere may be interested to hear that many people are facing deportation hearings and winning their cases. In fact, there is a very high success rate now compared to previous years.

The latest statistics indicate that larger percentages of people dealing with deportation are winning the cases they are involved in. In the last 20 years, this percentage is the highest rate of success measured. In 2013, the government succeeded only a little over half the deportation cases they heard.

There are an estimated 11 million immigrants currently living in the United States illegally, but there have also been a great deal of developments recently concerning the potential for immigration reform on a federal level. However, many of these reformations still have a ways to go before being enacted. Despite this, a program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was created to help immigrants apply for a work permit and stay in the country for two years.

While immigration reform is a hotly charged political point for many people all over the country, those in Maryland or elsewhere who are facing deportation likely want to look up on the current laws and how they affect them directly. As legislation changes or evolves over time, it can directly impact people who may face deportation issues in the future. Generally, knowing where one stands in regards to the law can often help families prepare for any potential deportation issues that can arise.

Source:, More immigrants winning deportation cases, report says, No author, Feb. 13, 2014