The Burden of Proof: Effective Ways to Avoid Deportation

The Burden of Proof: Effective Ways to Avoid Deportation

Leave it to an American pop star to come up with some telling words. According to Taylor Swift, “It’s hard to fight when the fight ain’t fair.” If you’re someone facing deportation, we’re certain that’s exactly how you fair about your current situation. The good news? There is the issue of the burden of proof. Read more about The Burden of Proof: Effective Ways to Avoid Deportation[…]

What Happens When Someone Skips Out on Immigration Bail?

What Happens When Someone Skips Out on Immigration Bail?

You had good intentions when you did it. You posted an immigration bond for your sister’s friend and now the woman is nowhere to be found. So, what happens when someone skips out on immigration bail? First, don’t beat yourself up. After all, you could be concerned that the same thing could happen to one Read more about What Happens When Someone Skips Out on Immigration Bail?[…]

What Should You Do When Your Loved One is Detained?

What Should You Do When Your Loved One is Detained?

It’s something you might not want to think about at all. Yet, there are all kinds of reasons that noncitizens can be placed on immigration hold. Do you know what to do if your loved one is detained? More than likely, you have already read the news reports. The fact that the current administration is Read more about What Should You Do When Your Loved One is Detained?[…]

Why Would a Legal Resident Need an Immigration Bond?

Why Would a Legal Resident Need an Immigration Bond?

Your family followed immigration procedures and are all considered legal residents. The problem is that the government wants to deport your father. You don’t understand it. He’s had a green card for six years. You’re told your dad may be able to get out of confinement on an immigration bond while you fight his deportation. Read more about Why Would a Legal Resident Need an Immigration Bond?[…]

Voluntary Departure Bonds: What You Need to Know

Voluntary Departure Bonds: What You Need to Know

Your cousin hasn’t committed any crimes.  However, his visa has long expired, and he doesn’t have a green card.  When you met with an attorney on his behalf, you were advised that it was best that your cousin agrees to leave the country on his own.  In the meantime, you also learn of the necessity Read more about Voluntary Departure Bonds: What You Need to Know[…]

What Exactly are the Reasons to Worry about Deportation?

What Exactly are the Reasons to Worry about Deportation?

Your parents came into this country with great plans. According to the story you’ve been told, your father entered on a student visa. You were a young child and were brought along to start a better life. Although you’ve been told that the government won’t send you back, you are concerned about the reasons for Read more about What Exactly are the Reasons to Worry about Deportation?[…]

How to Help a Detainee Moved from Jail to Immigration Hold

How to Help a Detainee Moved from Jail to Immigration Hold

Your sister was picked up and accused of shoplifting. Even though you are certain she is innocent, you know she doesn’t have proper papers. It takes some time, but you ultimately learn your sister is being moved from jail. It turns out she is being detained and placed on immigration hold. It’s somewhat of the Read more about How to Help a Detainee Moved from Jail to Immigration Hold[…]

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?[…]