The best thing families or employers can do in detention situations is to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Swift action can allow our firm to immediately conduct case evaluations, determine available options and craft strong litigation and defense strategies. We also offer free case evaluations, which can provide you with the opportunity to learn more about what can be done about your particular detention issue. At Keith Hirschorn, P.C., we fight for our clients and want them to know that we’re in this together. Contact our firm today.

Deportation, also known as removal, is the formal legal process during which the United States government orders a non-citizen to be removed from the country. There are a variety of reasons why a removal may be ordered, nearly all of which involve a violation of U.S. immigration law. The deportation process can be extremely difficult, emotionally complex and frustrating.

Removal proceedings first begin with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and can be filed against any non-citizen, including nonimmigrant visa holders and green card holders. The case will then be held in an immigration court overseen by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Depending on the circumstances involved; the defense plan, actions taken and various other factors, a judge may rule that deportation be dismissed or proceed as planned. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the agency responsible for carrying out removal orders.