An Overview of Immigration Removal Proceedings

Living in the U.S. illegally has major consequences. At The Law Offices of Rios & Parada, P.L.L.C., our attorneys are familiar with all immigration processes, including removal proceedings. Removal proceedings determine a person’s status for removal under United States immigration law. Being at risk for removal means that you are here illegally, or did something that is in direct violation of your visa conditions.  Either way, your best course of action is to hire an immigration attorney in order to help you determine your options.

There are two ways that you will find out if you are at risk for removal proceedings. One is to receive a Notice to Appear from the office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  If you commit a crime that brings the attention of immigration enforcement, you will more than likely end up in custody at a detention center. In the end, you will be subject to a removal, or deportation, proceeding. Depending on your situation, you could be eligible for a sort of “parole” release. Immigration authorities may determine that you are not a flight risk or a danger to the community. If this is the case, special circumstances of release may be possible. These include your own recognizance, electronic monitoring, or a reasonable bond for release.

Immigration Bond Process and Removal Proceedings

Your eligibility highly depends on the reason of your detainment. You may end up in mandatory custody due to types of crimes. You will also be ineligible if you already have a removal order against you.  Aside from that, you do have other options. Our immigration attorneys can help you determine if you or your loved one is eligible for an immigration bond. Despite being in an immigration detention center, removal proceedings can take years. That is why it is better to hire an attorney to help you negotiate an immigration bond. An immigration bond is like bail bond- money paid as a surety that you or your loved one will appear at all legal proceedings relating to the case. The amount of the bond depends on the situation. Some factors that affect the amount are:

  • Ties to the community
  • Reasons for removal
  • Ability to pay
  • Odds of winning the removal case

You or family/friends can post or appeal the amount to the immigration judge. While the minimum is usually around $1500, the amounts can vary.

How The Law Offices of Rios & Parada, P.L.L.C., Can Help You

Immigration law can be extremely complicated and difficult to navigate on your own. If you or someone you know has been served with an NTA or are already in removal proceedings, it is essential that you contact an immigration lawyer today. Our offices can help you determine how to fight the removal proceedings, build a case and do battle for your bond eligibility. Let us fight for you – contact our offices today.