Don’t Be Afraid
Being detained, or receiving news that a loved one was detained, can be a frightening experience that turns your world upside down. Law enforcement and immigration officers will probably not be helpful in communicating to you what is going on or letting you contact your friends and family. Many people in detention are left in the dark wondering when the next time they’ll be able to walk freely.
You or your loved one does not have to face this difficult situation alone. At Estrella Law, our team of experienced attorneys will help guide you. We will work with you to review your case, determine what relief is available to you, and work on getting you released as quickly as possible.
Know Your Rights
There are many reasons why you may have been detained because of your immigration status. For all those facing detention and deportation, you are granted protections by the U.S. Constitution. You are entitled to a fair proceeding and are protected from unjust and unnecessary detainment.
You are also entitled to be represented by an attorney. Hiring a lawyer is critical to protect your rights while in detention. Do not let immigration officers and judges pressure you into signing away your rights.
When dealing with detained removal proceedings, it is important that you determine if you are eligible for release on bond. Being able to meet your attorney freely and preparing for your proceedings outside the confines of detention can have a serious impact on the success of your case.
Our team of lawyers at Estrella Law will work quickly to prepare and file requests for bond with the immigration court to get you released as soon as possible. We will argue on your behalf in court to convince the judge that you deserve to be released while your proceedings continue.
The government bears the ultimate responsibility of establishing that you are removable under the law. As your attorney, we will hold the government accountable.
At your first hearing, the government will present to the judge the reasons why they claim you are eligible to be removed. You are allowed to contest each of their arguments if they are not correct or do not correctly apply to you. You will also be allowed to tell the judge what relief you are eligible for. The judge will then set dates for future hearings as necessary according to your specific case.
Potential forms of relief include:
- Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and CAT
- Cancellation of Removal
- Adjustment of Status
- Removal of Conditions on Residence
- Motions to Terminate
- Voluntary Departure
Estrella Law will represent you at your final hearing to argue on your behalf and explain to the judge how the evidence prepared makes you eligible for relief under the law. From the start, we will work diligently with you to review your case and determine the best possibilities of relief available to you. We will tailor your case to best suit your needs.