Removal Defense Deportation Blog

Immigration Lawyer defines 42A Requirements

Immigrants with green cards who are in immigration court may be able to stop the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from deporting them, like Oscar. Oscar came to the United States (U.S.) without papers in [...]

Immigration Enforcement by the Numbers

We now spend approximately $20 billion on immigration enforcement each year.  We deport about 400,000 people each year. Despite these staggeringly high numbers, some critics insist that immigration enforcement is on the decline, or not [...]

What’s the problem with ICE’s Detainers?

In just the past two years, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has issued over 400,000 detainer requests for local law enforcement to hold people in jail, without a warrant or the guarantee of a prompt [...]

Three Categories for Cancellation of Removal

There are three different categories for cancellation of removal.  This is part of deportation and removal defense. The first is for lawful permanent residents. They must prove (a) they have been a lawful permanent resident [...]

What is an ICE detainer and how does it affect me?

If the police suspect that you are undocumented, you absolutely can.  It is called an immigration detainer.Let me give you a hypothetical.  Maria, an undocumented immigrant, was involved in an abusive relationship.  She was repeatedly [...]