Defense Against Deportation
For most clients of the Austin immigration lawyers of Walker Gates Vela, PLLC, deportation from the United States is a devastating prospect. The idea of long-term separation from the life, family, and friends built in this country is unimaginably painful, and is an unjustly severe punishment in most cases.
For this reason, the Austin deportation lawyers at Walker Gates Vela advocate ferociously for our clients at every step of the deportation process, beginning with the immigrant’s release from ICE custody. In spite of our deep philosophical differences with ICE, we have worked very hard to cultivate strong professional relationships with our ICE colleagues in order to maximize our clients’ chances of winning favorable exercises of discretion whenever possible.
You vs. The Deportation Machine: How We Can Help
When clients are eligible to apply for relief from removal before the immigration courts, WGV ensures that the case is presented as thoroughly, professionally, and convincingly as possible. Whether you are requesting adjustment of status, cancellation of removal, asylum or withholding of removal, WGV will pursue every available avenue to keep our clients in the United States together with their families.
We assist our clients with:
- Immigration detention
- Mandatory detention
- Immigration bonds
- Orders Of Supervision
- Crimes and Deportation
- Extreme Hardship Waivers
- Temporary Protected Status
- Immigration options for youth
What to do if you are arrested as an immigrant
As an immigrant, you have certain rights. Depending on whether you are arrested inside the United States or at the border, your arrest rights may differ. In any circumstance, if you are arrested, stay calm and cooperate with officers — without sacrificing your rights to remain silent and demand an attorney.
If you are arrested:
- Stay silent and ask to speak to an immigration lawyer
- Do not sign anything until you have spoken with your attorney
- Document the name and number of the arresting officer
- Do not sign a “voluntary departure” agreement or a “stipulated orders of removal” agreement without first speaking to an immigration lawyer
- Ask your attorney about your defense and bond options
You have the right to call a lawyer or a family member. You may have the right to a hearing and to a bond. If you are released on bond, do not flee and make sure to show up for all your hearings at the correct date.
Do not face the immigration courts without the help of an attorney to defend your rights
If you or your loved one has been detained by immigration, or if you are facing deportation, Walker Gates Vela can help. Schedule a consultation right away by calling (512) 633-1785 or contact us online today.