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I received a Notice to Appear (NTA), now what?
This provides information on when you need to appear in court. Do not miss this date. If you are nervous about your court appearance, or unsure of your options, seek assistance from an immigration attorney. Notarios are not licensed within the court and may offer information that is invalid. If you are feeling uneasy, reach out to an immigration attorney at this stage. If you wait too long, your statements in court may make it more difficult for your attorney to later represent you.
I was picked up by ICE, now what happens?
You may be placed in jail. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will rent beds from counties in order to place ICE detainees. Be aware of this possibility and prepare your family to pick up children after school, add multiple individuals to bank accounts and ensure multiple people in your house have access to all personal records.
What is a voluntary departure?
Per USCIS, this is departure from the United States without an order of removal. The departure may or may not have been preceded by a hearing before an immigration judge. This voluntary departure concedes removability but does not have a bar to seeking admission at a port-of-entry at any time. Failure to depart within the time granted results in a fine and a ten-year bar to several forms of relief from deportation.
Should I accept an administrative closure and deportation?
This is a case by case determination by the individual for their situation. We offer free consultations for the purpose of evaluating your situation and offering you the solutions available so that you may make the best decisions possible.
Can I get bail to go back to my family?
This depends on your specific case. While you are detained, there are specifics to your case that may aid to determine if, and how quickly, bail will be available. Consult with an immigration attorney to discuss the specifics facts of your case.
What can my family do to prepare in case I am picked up by ICE?
Ensure your bank accounts necessary to make payments for rent and utilities have multiple individuals with access to the funds. If you have children, make sure both parents have documents on file to represent the children, along with another family member with signed access to represent the child and pick them up from school should you be picked up by ICE.
If I am deported, can I come back to the United States?
It depends. Consult with an immigration attorney to discuss the specific facts of your case.