If you or someone you care about has received notice of a removal hearing or you are considering an action that may affect your status with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), it is extremely important to talk to an attorney immediately. Contact us to arrange a free consultation.
At U.S. Law Center, we are immigration lawyers. When representing a client who faces deportation and, as a result, separation from family and community and loss of employment, we provide powerful deportation defense representation designed to resolve our client’s case effectively and efficiently.
The most common reason USCIS issues a deportation order is that the individual has gotten in trouble with the law. An immigrant who commits a minor offense such as petty theft may be deported as quickly as one who commits murder. Our attorneys appear before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit on behalf of our clients in deportation appeals.
If you are a foreign national and have been arrested, it is important to seek the advice of an immigration attorney, as well as a criminal attorney, to prevent removal.
If you are in the U.S. on a nonimmigrant work visa and your employment is terminated or you change employers, you may find yourself out of status. If you are in the United States on a K visa and you get divorced or break your engagement, you may lose the right to remain in the country. Whenever possible, pursue an adjustment of status before you find yourself undocumented.
Before you take action — or even if you have already taken action — that may affect your immigration status, contact a lawyer immediately. Explore all ways to remain in the United States and avoid removal — or to leave the country voluntarily with future options open. Please consult with our firm if you have been targeted or picked up by immigration authorities on the basis of an immigration violation or criminal charges.
If you would like to speak with one of our lawyers about deportation or removal defense representation or have another question about our immigration law practice, please email or call our Riverside County office at 866-665-1696 to arrange a free consultation. Evening and weekend appointments are available. Our fees are competitive and we accept credit cards.
Being arrested and/or charged with a crime is frightening and can have terrible consequences such as jail time, other penalties and a criminal record. This is true even if you are arrested in your own country or if you are arrested in the U.S. as a naturalized citizen. Many people experience insecurity and disruption after they go to jail and deal with a criminal matter such as a/n:
If you are not a U.S. citizen, you may also face immigration problems even if you have a visa or green card. If you are undocumented, your situation is much more serious. Any non-U.S. citizen with criminal charges or a criminal record may be at risk of deportation or loss of opportunity to become a permanent resident or citizen.
Whatever criminal matter has come up in your life, you need help from a skillful, effective defense attorney immediately. At the same time, you need knowledgeable advice from a trustworthy immigration lawyer. The outcome of your criminal matter may put you in trouble with the immigration authorities.
At U.S. Law Center in Corona, we regularly help people from other countries who have been charged with crimes or convicted. We represent some clients in criminal matters. In other cases, we collaborate with our clients’ criminal defense lawyers.
Our goal in every case is to preserve our clients’ ability to remain in the U.S. after a criminal arrest. We want to help you prevent a conviction and avoid deportation. We have helped many clients do exactly that. If you already have a criminal conviction, we may be able to help you get your criminal record expunged.
To speak with a California immigration lawyer about your criminal matter and your immigration status, risks and goals, please email or call our Corona office at to arrange a free consultation. Evening and weekend appointments are available. We offer competitive rates and accept credit cards.
Are you living in the U.S. undocumented? Did you overstay a work or family visa? Do you have legal status, but a criminal record? Are you a U.S.-based business owner employing undocumented aliens? You may believe you are a likely target of Immigration and Customs Enforcement if:
Whatever your unique circumstances, please realize that you are not alone — and increased ICE activity is not just your imagination. The Associated Press (a news source) reported in the fall of 2018 that “ICE arrests of noncriminals soared 66 percent in the first nine months of the 2018 fiscal year over the same period a year earlier.”
If you have been targeted or may be targeted, you need legal advice as soon as possible. The attorneys at U.S. Law Center in Riverside County have helped many people in similar circumstances. Can you obtain asylum status and/or become documented (legally present in the U.S.) some other way? Can you get an adjustment of status to make your situation more secure? Would it be best for you to depart voluntarily and if so, how can you do that? An experienced lawyer can help you explore the best options in your unique situation and if necessary, prepare for interviews or hearings with ICE or other government officials.
Whenever possible, take control of your own situation before you let the situation take control of you. Contact our deportation defense attorneys in Corona by calling or sending an email inquiry. We offer free consultations and evening and weekend appointments. Our fees are competitive and we accept credit cards. We can meet you or a family member in a detention center in California or elsewhere.
Immigration enforcement activity is increasing in certain areas. A review of numbers shows greater pressure on people at risk of deportation.
An independent nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C., known as the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) has presented the following definitions regarding deportation:
MPI has assembled statistics documenting the types and numbers of deportations of noncitizens from the U.S. under the following presidential administrations:
How about the Trump administration? Numbers related to current deportation policy show the changes between 2016 (when Trump was elected) and 2017 (his first full year in office), according to MPI:
If you may be at risk of deportation, do not give up before getting legal advice. Things you can do to help yourself include:
It is more important than ever to get reliable legal advice. The U.S. Law Center in Riverside County will provide you with reliable information and guidance about immigration matters and deportation defense. Many of our clients are in California or plan to come to California; some are in other states and countries. Send an email or call our Riverside County office in Corona at to arrange a free consultation. Evening and weekend appointments are available. Our fees are competitive and we accept credit cards.
At our Southern California immigration law firm, U.S. Law Center, we provide immigration representation to corporations, small businesses, families and individuals across the globe. Our thorough understanding and knowledge of the evolving practice of U.S. immigration law and our commitment to our clients lead to our successful practice.
Please contact us to arrange a free consultation at our Riverside County office.
If an individual facing deportation has sufficient ties to the United States such as children and other family living here, a good job and good moral character, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) lawyers have the option of using their prosecutorial discretion to administratively close the case. Our lawyers have had great success with preparing convincing cases for DHS attorneys’ review.
If the prosecutors agree, the deportation case pending in immigration court is administratively closed and no deportation order is issued against the individual. In cases where a deportation order has already been issued, the order may be removed.
It’s important to acknowledge that prosecutorial discretion is not a method to obtain a green card or citizenship; it only prevents deportation.
If you would like to speak with a California immigration lawyer about how prosecutorial discretion works, please email or call our Corona office at to arrange a free consultation. Evening and weekend appointments are available. We offer competitive rates and accept credit cards.
Many people living in the U.S. without proper documentation hope to stay here as long as possible. This is a natural desire — but not always possible. With time, many undocumented aliens or visitors with expired visas come to realize there is little possibility of getting a proper work visa or green card.
If you are undocumented or out of status, you do not have authorization to stay through work or family connections and you do not qualify for asylum, you may decide it is best to leave voluntarily. You may choose to return to your country or another country.
“Leave voluntarily?” This idea may sound frightening or surprising, because it is not a popular decision. Benefits include several opportunities:
Voluntary departure does carry responsibilities such as:
It is good to have ideas about how to move forward if you are undocumented or your visa has expired. However, our California immigration law firm also recommends that you get legal counsel as soon as possible.
For best results, do not communicate with immigration authorities (such as U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) before you talk to a lawyer about your unique circumstances. To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers, please email us or call our Corona office at . We offer evening and weekend appointments. Our fee rates are competitive. We accept credit cards.
The lawyers at U.S. Law Center, a Southern California immigration law firm, provide immigration law services globally to corporations, small businesses, families and individuals. Our success can be attributed to our understanding of U.S. immigration law and how its evolving nature affects our clients.
For advice on what to do if picked up by immigration, please contact us to arrange a free consultation at our Riverside County office.
Even as an illegal immigrant in the United States, you have certain protections. For example:
If you are detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), you have the option of contacting ICE officials. In some cases, our lawyers have been able to free individuals from detention through Intensive Supervision & Alternative Programs (ISAP), an electronic monitoring system. This program allows people to work and live at home, but return for check-ins. If admission to ISAP is not an option, a bond hearing is available. If the judge allows you to post bond, you can continue living at home while the case proceeds.
It is important to know your rights. Our immigration attorneys can help you understand your options and offer advice on what is best in your circumstances.
If you would like to speak about deportation defense with a Riverside, California attorney, please email or call our Corona office at to arrange a free consultation. Evening and weekend appointments are available. Our fees are competitive and we accept credit cards.