Don’t Lose Out By Failing To Ask What You Need To Know
Law Office of Rafael J. Borras in San Antonio answers questions for clients and potential clients every day. We know how complicated the immigration processes are for people hoping to live and work in the U.S. for personal or family reasons or for asylum. When you are ready to talk with a lawyer about your needs, please call 210-761-6589 or complete the online intake form on this website.
Meanwhile, we offer answers to several questions many clients ask for our help with. (Keep in mind that these are general discussions only, and may not pertain to your unique circumstances).
My family member has been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Will he or she be eligible for a bond? Is there any way to get the bond amount reduced?
These are excellent questions. Your loved one likely received notification of a bond amount the same day he or she was detained — or a notification that no bond is possible. The person at risk of deportation should request an appointment for a bond hearing right away. At the bond hearing, that person and his or her sponsor (a U.S. citizen or permanent resident) will have the opportunity to demonstrate:
- The person is not a danger to the community.
- The person does not have a criminal record and had not been deported before.
- The person has ties to the community and has a strong commitment to come back for necessary deportation hearings.
- The sponsor will be able to support him or her until the deportation case is over.
An immigration attorney can explain these and many related details with a focus on your family member’s unique situation. At the bond hearing, the bond may be reduced or eliminated. Law Office of Rafael J. Borras in San Antonio can help you prepare for a successful bond hearing. Attorney Rafael Borras can represent you at the hearing. For best results, contact him as soon as you need help posting bond and/or requesting a bond hearing.
What will happen to me or my loved one if either of us is detained by ICE?
If you or your family member may be detained by ICE, you should plan ahead as well as you can. Who will care for your children or elderly family members? Who will carry on with your business and home responsibilities? When you know you are at risk of detention, plan as calmly as possible to deal with detention if it happens. Where will ICE take you or your family member in case of detention? The most accurate, up-to-date answers to this question will come from an immigration law attorney in your area. In case of detention in Texas, California, Florida or elsewhere, Law Office of Rafael J. Borras may be able to help you be released quickly. For best results, get lawyer Rafael Borras before detention occurs. If that is not possible, please call or email as soon as you can.
How can I or my family member get a cancellation of removal order in case of detention by immigration authorizes?
A cancellation of removal order is available for people who have been targeted for removal, including:
- American citizens who have been wrongly detained
- Legal permanent residents (in most cases)
- Nonpermanent resident foreign nationals in the U.S. who can prove compelling evidence that:
- They have been in the U.S for 10 years
- They have good moral character
- They have not been convicted of certain crimes
- Their removal would cause unusual hardship to a spouse, child or parent who is an LPR or U.S. citizen
- Have not previously received a cancellation of removal.
Keep in mind that:
- Obtaining a cancellation of removal may eventually lead to the issuance of a green card.
- Failing to obtain a cancellation of removal will allow deportation procedures to continue.
To maximize your chances of a good outcome after an immigration enforcement raid and/or detention, work closely with an experienced immigration lawyer. Contact lawyer Rafael Borras in San Antonio if you are prepared to collaborate actively in your deportation defense case.
I Have Other Questions; What Now?
Bring your questions to our attention by calling 210-761-6589 or completing our online intake form. Schedule a consultation with Law Office of Rafael J. Borras to learn how to get answers and help with your immigration problems.