When a family member or someone close to you has been detained in an immigration detention center, it is important to contact an attorney quickly, as time is of the essence. As a branch of the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has the authority to arrest and place an immigration detainer (hold) on any non-U.S. citizen with the necessary warrant. Getting prompt legal advice could be crucial to helping your loved one, as a detainee could be sitting in a detention facility for days or weeks without legal representation.
The threat of deportation can often paralyze people with fear and instill a feeling of
hopelessness. Action can be taken, though. It is important to know the rights of immigrants and those detained. While detainees can be held until a court decides on an outcome regarding their removability, they have the right to request a bond hearing. Even if the immigrant has violated the law by overstaying a visa, committing certain criminal offenses, working illegally, among others, they are granted certain rights:
Rozas & Rozas represents people in immigration court in New Orleans, which is the local immigration court for the Louisiana region. We have offices in Lafayette, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans so we can reach our clients quickly. Our immigration lawyers have years of experience in the area of criminal and immigration law and are more than qualified to defend you throughout the deportation process. We employ a number of strategies to impede deportation, including (but not limited to) cancellation of removal, asylum, U-visa, TPS, SIJS, and withholding removal.
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) is a special way for minors to become a lawful permanent resident of the United States despite unauthorized entry. Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a designation given by the Department of Homeland Security for individuals who cannot safely return to their country due to ongoing armed conflict, an environment disaster, or other extraordinary circumstances. Lawyers at Rozas and Rozas are well-versed in these aspects of immigration law, and if they can be used to help you in your deportation case, this strategy will be pursued aggressively.
Rozas & Rozas helps people from all backgrounds and cultures handle issues with the rapidly changing legal landscape of immigration. One way we do this is through securing a bond both in criminal court and in immigration court so you or your loved one can face the immigration proceedings outside of detention and get help and support from family and friends. Whether you have been detained in one of the detention centers at Jena, Oakale, or Basile, our immigration lawyers will put up an aggressive defense and ensure your case is handled properly. Our track record of successful immigration litigation proves that you can rely on us to protect your rights as an immigrant.
Our experience with the complex laws of immigration has provided hundreds of families with the ability to stay close and with their family here in the United States while navigating the complicating laws of immigration. Let us guide you through this complex area of law. If you or a loved one is facing an issue in immigration court, you need help navigating through the justice system. That’s what the law firm of Rozas & Rozas is here for.
Licensed in Louisiana. Practice in all other states limited to Immigration and Federal Criminal Defense.