DEPORTATION DEFENSE

Most people without legal immigration status who are apprehended by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the interior of the United States will face a deportation process (formally known as "removal proceedings") which plays out in immigration court.  However, just because you are in deportation proceedings does not mean all hope is lost.  There are many defenses available in immigration court to those facing deportation.  An experienced immigration attorney can help navigate the complexities of court and significantly improve your chances of success. Jered Dobbs is a former legal adviser to the Dallas Immigration Court, and has many years of experience defending immigrants from deportation.  Explore this page to learn more about some of the available immigration court strategies, or contact The Law Office of Jered Dobbs today to schedule a consultation.  
IMMIGRATION BOND: Many immigrants facing deportation are eligible to ask for a bond during their removal proceedings.  ICE has the authority to set a bond itself, but if it declines to do so, the immigrant may then ask an immigration judge to set a bond.   Click here to learn more about immigration bonds.  
REMOVABILITY: To be deported, an immigration judge must first determine whether a person is in fact deportable (i.e. that the deportation laws actually apply to them).  This determination is the first step in the immigration court process, and presents an opportunity for some immigrants to have their cases thrown out (or "terminated" to use the legal term).   Click here to explore some of the options for fighting removability and requesting termination of your deportation case.  
RELIEF: Even if an immigration judge decides you are deportable, there are frequently options for "relief," meaning ways in which you can ask to stay legally in the United States.  Some options for relief include asylum, cancellation of removal (sometimes called the 10 year rule or "la ley de los 10 años" in Spanish), adjustment of status (i.e. a green card application based on family or employment sponsorship), immigration waivers, and Temporary Protected Status (TPS).   Click here to learn more about applications for relief in immigration court.