Know Who You’re Dealing With: Picking the Right Immigration Bail Bondsman

Know Who You’re Dealing With: Picking the Right Immigration Bail Bondsman

Your cousin is currently being detained by the ICE. The bail amount has been set and it’s too high for you to afford. You decide that the best option is to get an immigration bond. But there are many companies out there to choose from. How do you know which is the right one for Read more about Know Who You’re Dealing With: Picking the Right Immigration Bail Bondsman[…]

What Happens if You Fail to Appear in Court While Out on an Immigration Bond

What Happens if You Fail to Appear in Court While Out on an Immigration Bond

Let’s say your loved one is being detained by ICE. You were able to get him out on an immigration bond. You kept a close eye on him, making sure he stayed out of trouble while out on bond. Finally, the court hearing has arrived. Yet, your loved one is nowhere to be found. He had jumped bail. Read more about What Happens if You Fail to Appear in Court While Out on an Immigration Bond[…]

What’s the Difference Between an Immigrant and a Refugee?

What’s the Difference Between an Immigrant and a Refugee?

You may have heard about refugees, but are not sure what the difference. How can a person obtain refugee status instead of being considered an undocumented immigrant? First, let’s discuss how a refugee is determined. When a person enters this country without going through proper channels (i.e. doesn’t have a visa or a work permit), Read more about What’s the Difference Between an Immigrant and a Refugee?[…]

Denied an Immigration Bond? Here’s What to Do.

Denied an Immigration Bond? Here’s What to Do.

BuzzFeed recently reported on the clamp down on “catch-and-release” — the process of allowing an immigrant to walk free while waiting for a deportation court hearing. According to the article, a letter was sent to ICE stating that there are 805 cases at 37 immigration detention facilities of people who claim they have arbitrarily denied Read more about Denied an Immigration Bond? Here’s What to Do.[…]

What Happens During a Minor’s Removal Proceedings

What Happens During a Minor’s Removal Proceedings

In our last blog, we discussed whether children who are in the country illegally can be deported by the ICE. We learned that they face removal proceedings just as they would if they were over the age of 18. However, there are special procedures that immigration authorities must follow. Here’s an example: Living in a Read more about What Happens During a Minor’s Removal Proceedings[…]

Can Nonimmigrant Children be Removed From the United States?

Can Nonimmigrant Children be Removed From the United States?

If you’re an immigrant who committed a crime or is in the country illegally, chances are you will be deported by ICE. But what about your children? Do they have a similar fate as you do? In a sense, yes. Those who are under 18 years old can be deported for the same reasons as Read more about Can Nonimmigrant Children be Removed From the United States?[…]

There is an ICE Hold on Your Loved One. What Does This Mean?

There is an ICE Hold on Your Loved One. What Does This Mean?

Your sister-in-law was arrested for having drugs in her possession. When you try to find out more about her situation, you are shocked to learn that there is an immigration hold on your loved one. What does this mean? Is there something you can do to help her situation? First, let’s explain what an ICE Read more about There is an ICE Hold on Your Loved One. What Does This Mean?[…]

Victims of Domestic Violence Can Apply for a Visa

Victims of Domestic Violence Can Apply for a Visa

Over last weekend, the New York Times published an article about immigrants who deal with domestic violence for fear of being deported if they report the crime. According to the article, undocumented victims are reluctant to step forward for fear that they will be detained by the government and sent back to their country if they Read more about Victims of Domestic Violence Can Apply for a Visa[…]

What is a Sanctuary City? How Does It Work?

What is a Sanctuary City? How Does It Work?

You may have heard about sanctuary cities in the news. In fact, right now the Texas Legislature is considering banning sanctuary cities in the state. But, what is a sanctuary city? How does it work for immigrants? And can living in one protect you from deportation? A sanctuary city is a location where officials refuse Read more about What is a Sanctuary City? How Does It Work?[…]