DETAINED BY ICE?
The U.S. government uses detention as a way to deal with undocumented workers or “removable” immigrants when they’re arrested, because it believes either that these individuals are a “flight risk” or that they pose a safety threat to society. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the enforcement arm of the Homeland Security Department.
ICE may detain undocumented individuals for many reasons, some of which are:
- committing a crime;
- arriving at the border without a visa;
- an order of removal (deportation) has been issued; and
- missing an immigration hearing.
Have you or your loved one been detained by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)? If so, then immediate action for relief is necessary. You must secure competent legal representation to protect your future and the future of those you love. It’s extremely important to understand that you have rights. You may have defenses, such as Temporary Protected Status, Deferred Action for Childhood Removals, or Cancellation of Removal. If you do nothing, you may be deported and separated from your family, friends, and loved ones. An experienced Coconut Creek immigration lawyer can explain those rights to you, evaluate your situation, and prepare solid defenses on your behalf.
Many people mistakenly believe that once an immigrant has been detained by ICE, he or she will be immediately deported. Every detainee is entitled to a bond hearing to determine whether he or she can be released. At the bond hearing, the immigration judge makes that determination. If you have been detained by ICE, typically, the judge will examine your case, your involvement in the community, the security risk you pose to society, your employment history, your prior immigration history, and any other factor the judge may think is relevant to determining whether you should be released on bond. The purpose of the bond is to ensure that you will appear at future court dates and that you will obey whatever order the judge issues.
There are two kinds of immigration bonds:
- Delivery bonds: This type of bonds affords an immigrant immediate release from detention, giving the immigrant a chance to secure legal representation outside of detainment.
- Voluntary bonds: This type of bonds affords an immigrant the opportunity to voluntarily, and at the immigrant’s own expense, leave the United States within a certain period of time.
At the Law Offices of Jonny Kousa, P.L., we represent individuals facing deportation at bond hearings. We examine your case, evaluate your chances of success, prepare your defenses, and aggressively fight for you before the court.
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If you’re looking for a competent and aggressive Immigration Attorney in South Florida, then you need to contact The Law Offices of Jonny Kousa, P.L. in Coconut Creek at (954) 626-8071. Whether you live in West Palm Beach, Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, Plantation, Hollywood, or Miami Beach, we have an office location close to you. Our firm serves all counties in South Florida, including Palm Beach County, Broward County, and Miami-Dade County.
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