There are approximately 300,000 deportation cases currently pending in immigration courts across the country. The United States government has recently signaled a change in the way it intends to handle those cases. The government has indicated that it will focus primarily on those illegal immigrants who have criminal records or are otherwise considered a threat to national security. Those illegal immigrants with pending deportation cases who do not have criminal records or pending criminal cases will likely be allowed to remain in the country and apply for a work permit. Other factors to be considered in a deportation case will be how long the person has been in the country and whether the person has relatives who are U.S. citizens.
If you are not a United States citizen and have a deportation or immigration issue, or have been arrested and are facing deportation, the law firm of Shorstein & Lasnetski, LLC handles all criminal and immigration matters in state and federal courts. Feel free to contact us for a consultation about your rights within the criminal justice system and the immigration process.