Were You Separated From A Family Member At The Border? Talk To An Immigration Law Attorney.
It is no secret that the U.S. increased separations of parents and children crossing the U.S. border in the summer of 2018. Yes, there had been separations before, but the trend became more public after the U.S. attorney general implemented a “zero tolerance” stance.
Maybe you are a teenager who became separated from your parent(s) or older or younger brothers or sisters as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) put you in detention for migrant children. Maybe you are a mother or father whose child was detained separately from you after you asked for asylum. Maybe you are already in the U.S., wanting to help family members who were detained when crossing the border.
Whatever your family’s circumstances, you need reliable legal advice and trustworthy representation. Attempting to straighten out your family separation problem without legal advice is risky. Making mistakes may result in permanent loss of opportunity. You may give a wrong answer to an immigration officer and make your situation complicated for years. You may be barred from entering again or you or your child may be deported if you do not follow the correct procedures.
Consulting with an experienced immigration attorney is essential if you hope for the best outcome in your case. You cannot count on immigration officers with the Border Patrol, ICE or U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to give you all the information you need. It is your responsibility to do the right things as you try to reunite with your family members and pursue the most promising path to the immigration status you seek.
A knowledgeable, diligent immigration attorney on your side may increase your chances of a good outcome. U.S. Law Center in Corona, California, is ready to stand up for your rights. Request a free consultation to learn what we can do for you before or after a family separation at the border or through deportation after you have been together in the U.S. for months or years.