Immigration law is complex and frustrating. As the political climate oscillates between accepting or rejecting the concept of immigration, there are laws and regulations that change as quickly as the seasons. Priority of Removal are guidelines that detail what behaviors warrant prosecution. Prior to the April 2017, if you were an undocumented immigrant and you fit into one of the guidelines, you were to be charged by Immigration Customs Enforcement or Custom and Border Patrol. Then the cases would be addressed immigration court. However, after April 2017 cases are now being withheld and reviewed by Federal Marshals and prosecutions are happening in federal court. This is alarming because it adds severity to the situation and sends a chilling message to undocumented immigrants.
If you have had any past legal trouble entering, or exiting, or staying in the United States then you may fall under one or more of the Priority Removal guidelines. To ensure that you are not breaking any laws, we suggest that you talk to a Removal Proceedings Defense Attorney at Familia American Immigration in Taylorsville. Do not chance this situation on your own. You need representation and you need aggressive representation that will fight for your rights. Our Removal Proceedings Defense Attorney will prepare a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) application to get a full disclosed file of your immigration past. This file includes information from every immigration agency and it does provide a criminal record via the FBI as well.
While working with you, our Removal Proceedings Defense Attorney will comb through your file to get a better understanding of your situation. The guidelines are very specific as to who is up for prosecution. First, these guidelines include those who are guilty of smuggling or transporting aliens across the border. They specifically those who have helped accompany minors across the border. Second, the guidelines are clear to prosecute people who have tried to leave and enter the United States multiple times and some aggravating incidents occurred at the border. In the past, some have just been returned to their country, but under this administration, you may be prosecuted and sent to jail without bail.
Third, if you have had prior removal orders due to gang affiliations or risk to public safety or children, and you tried to re-enter illegally then you are on the priority of removal which could land you in federal jail. The fourth and fifth guidelines are certain jail time. The fourth is for fraudulent documents and aggravated identity theft. The fifth is an assault on a federal law enforcement officer.
Our Removal Proceedings Defense Attorneys are here to hear your story. There are always two sides and we want to ensure you that we will listen with an empathetic ear. In such a serious situation, it is beyond vital that you call 801-656-9605 or click here to find out how we can help you today. We will ensure that you are represented by professionals with over 26 years of experience. We look forward to working with you.