Deportation / Removal Defense

Are you or a loved one detained or facing deportation? Let us help you get justice!

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* Most removal cases have one initial master hearing and one individual hearing. Service includes attendance of a master and individual hearing. Additional hearings including requests for continuances will be charged as additional services.

Overview

Let us help you get justice! If your or a loved one is facing detention and/or deportation, we can help. Our experienced immigration attorneys have stopped hundreds of deportations. Don’t lose your family and everything you have worked for. Let us fight for you and your rights!

Don’t Get Deported!

  • Deportation tears families apart. The children of deportees are often the ones who suffer most.
  • Deportees will have a 10-year ban from entering the United States. Waivers are only available in extreme circumstances.
  • Those who are deported and come back to the U.S. illegally will have a lifetime ban from entering the United States. There are no waivers available for lifetime bans.
  • If deported, the physical presence accrued for cancellation of removal eligibility will be lost.
  • Those who are in the U.S. with a deportation order can be removed immediately without the opportunity to speak to a judge. Any minor contact with police or immigration could mean immediate removal.

An Experienced Attorney Gets Results

When you attend your immigration hearings, you will be facing aggressive and experienced government attorneys. Their sole objective is to get you removed from the U.S. as quickly as possible. You need our attorneys to vigorously protect your rights and interests. Our attorneys care about you and the outcome of your case. We will exhaust every effort to get you the results that you and your family deserve.

What We Can Do For You

Cueva & Higbee represents individuals fighting deportation before the United States Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), and Federal Circuit Courts. If you are detained as an immigration violator or have been placed into removal proceedings, you may qualify for a work permit and/or permanent residency. Those who have limited options in court may still qualify for voluntary departure in lieu of deportation.

Call Us Now To Protect Your Rights!

  • You may be eligible for a green card!
  • You may be eligible to have your case administratively closed!
  • You may be eligible for a work permit!
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Benefits

Our deportation attorneys are some of the best. Not only are they experienced and knowledgeable, they are passionate about protecting the rights of immigrants and their families. Hire us, and we will get it right the first time!

If you or someone you care about is detained or facing deportation, it is important you consult with a qualified deportation attorney right away. Every second counts when your future is at risk. Don’t take a gamble. Beat the odds by hiring Cueva & Higbee to win your case!

Process

Removal proceedings constitute the mechanism by which the government attempts to force the removal of a foreign national from the United States. Removal proceedings are initiated by the Department of Homeland Security and are prosecuted by their attorneys with the Office of Chief Counsel. Removal cases are decided by immigration judges within the Department Of Justice Executive Office of Immigration Review.

A person may be placed into immigration proceedings following arrest for a criminal violation, upon the denial of an immigration benefit, upon seeking admission into the U.S., or on any other determination that an individual is in the United States in violation of the law.

Initiation of Removal Proceedings: The Notice to Appear

A person is placed into immigration proceedings by the service of a Notice to Appear (NTA) on that person and the filing of the NTA with the Immigration Court. A person subject to removal proceedings is called a respondent. The NTA must set forth the factual allegations and the legal charges made against the respondent.

Detention: Custody and Bond

A person in removal proceedings may also be subject to detention by immigration officials. If detained, the respondent may be released upon the issuance of a bond. If the respondent is not granted bond or wishes to contest the bond amount, the respondent may request a bond redetermination hearing before the Immigration Court.

Seeking Relief Before the Immigration Court

During a Master Calendar Hearing, the Immigration Judge will ask the respondent to confirm or deny the factual allegations and legal charges raised in the NTA. If the Immigration Court determines the factual allegations and legal charges are true, the court will find the respondent removable. The court will then ask the respondent whether he or she is entitled to any form of discretionary relief. Discretionary relief from removal includes grounds which may reduce the impact of leaving the United States to forgiving the respondent's illegal presence altogether. Grounds of relief include, but are not limited to:

  • Termination - Termination of immigration proceedings because the allegations and charges are not supported by evidence.
  • Voluntary Departure - Permission to exit the United States without the consequences of being found removed or deported.
  • Adjustment of Status - Application to adjust status to that of lawful permanent resident assuming the respondent is eligible and a visa is immediately available.
  • Cancellation of Removal - Cancellation of removal for certain lawful permanent residents and other aliens who have resided in the United States for the required period (See INA 240A and former INA 212(c)).
  • Asylum and Withholding of Removal - Grant of asylum or withholding of removal for those with a fear of persecution. At the individual hearing or merits hearing, the Immigration Court hears evidence for and against the granting of discretionary relief. The Immigration Court then has authority to grant or deny relief.

Appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)

Adverse decisions by an Immigration Court may be appealed to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). The BIA has the authority to review certain discretionary decisions and the application of law by the Immigration Court. The BIA may then affirm or reverse and remand the Immigration Court's decision.

Appeal to the United States Court of Appeals

Adverse decisions by the BIA may be appealed to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals with jurisdiction over the case. The Court of Appeals has authority to review findings of law made by the Immigration Court or BIA. An adverse finding by the Court of Appeals may be appealed to the United States Supreme Court.

Importance of Hiring a Lawyer

If you or a family member has been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or are subject to immigration removal proceedings, it is important you seek the advice and representation of an immigration attorney. At Cueva & Higbee, we will fight for your right to stay in the United States.

Why Choose ImmigrateFast

Why Hire ImmigrateFast?

Our immigration attorneys are some of the best. Not only are we experienced and knowledgeable, we are passionate about protecting the rights of immigrants and their families.

Immigration law is one of the most complex areas of law. Having ImmigrateFast.com represent you will ensure that your case is handled correctly. Anyone can fill out forms; very few are able to correctly analyze an immigration case. Mistakes can be very costly – you may lose time, money, and the opportunity to live securely with your family.

Our attorneys are completely dedicated to the filed of immigration, and that has enabled us to become experts. In fact, we have a reputation for successfully handling very complex cases. We have been successful in thousands of cases and have earned an "A" with the Better Business Bureau.

Some other notable reasons are:

Value. We believe all individuals and companies deserve to receive high-quality representation at an affordable cost. We offer flat-fee pricing with no hidden fees. At Higbee & Associates, you will never be surprised when you see your bill.

Technology. We use the latest legal technologies and resources. We have access to the latest decisions and have connections to industry experts. Furthermore, we have a comprehensive online database where clients can log in to access information on their case detailing every step taken. With Higbee & Associates, you will never be left wondering, “what is my attorney doing?”.

Personal Service. We take our clients seriously. We listen to their concerns and advice them accordingly. We answer phone calls and emails promptly. We treat our clients with the highest level of respect and professionalism.

Hire us, and we will get it right the first time!

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* Most removal cases have one initial master hearing and one individual hearing. Service includes attendance of a master and individual hearing. Additional hearings including requests for continuances will be charged as additional services.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Aggravated Felony for immigration purposes?

Aggravated felonies include murder, rape, illicit trafficking in a controlled substance, money laundering in transactions in exceeding $10,000, firearms, explosives or arson charges, any crime of violence, whether against people or property, for which the term of imprisonment imposed is at least 1 year, theft offenses, "national defense" offenses (such as transmitting certain defense information), commercial bribery, counterfeiting, forgery, trafficking in vehicles with altered identification numbers, and perjury. Foreign convictions will have the same effect, where the term of imprisonment was completed within the last 15 years.

Am I eligible for a Bond if detained by ICE?

You may qualify for a bond if you can prove to the Immigration Judge the following:

  • You were not captured while crossing the border into the US;
  • You will attend all scheduled hearings before the Immigration Court;
  • You are not a danger to the community;
  • You have not participated in terrorist activities; and
  • You have not been convicted of a drug crime or an aggravated felony.

Just because you are eligible for a bond, does not mean the bond amount will be low. The lowest bond a judge can set is $1,500, but it is not uncommon for a judge to give a bond that is upwards of $10,000. To obtain the lowest possible bond, it is important to submit documentation to the judge showing good moral character, family ties, and community ties.

How many people are in detention in and around Los Angeles?

There are approximately 3,000 men and women in federal immigration detention in the Los Angeles area:

  • Approximately 800-900 men are held in ICE custody at the Mira Loma Detention Center run by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in Lancaster, CA.
  • Between 200-300 men and women in removal proceedings are held in ICE custody in beds rented from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department in the Santa Ana Jail.
  • Around 200 men and women are held in ICE custody at the Jame M. Musick Facility run by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department in Anaheim, CA.
  • Close to 450 men are held in ICE custody at the Theo Lacey Facility run by the private for-profit corporation GEO in the city of Adelanto in San Bernardino County, CA.
  • For a short period of time (less than 24 hours), individuals are held in the ‘B18” center in the Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles. There are five large cells where varying numbers of people can be held;
  • ICE makes the decision of where to detain an individual and may do so without regard to the location of that person’s family, lawyer, or community.
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