If law enforcement officials arrest you or a member of your family regarding your right to be in the United States, the legal process can be confusing and overwhelming. Immigration arrests and deportations are growing increasingly common in the United States, and according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, officials conducted more than 315,000 removals during 2014. Of these, 102,224 removals took place after ICE officials apprehended illegal individuals within the borders of the United States.

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If you are concerned about your status or are facing a deportation predicament, contact a Louisville deportation lawyer for advice. At the O’Brien Law Group, we represent individuals who are facing deportation or who want advice on immigrating to the United States.

Rusty O’Brien has more than 10 years of experience and is fluent in Spanish, and he regularly represents clients before the Immigration Service, Immigration Courts, and U.S. consulates and embassies abroad. Call us today at 502-400-7890 to schedule an appointment, and we will discuss the options that may be available to you.

If immigration officials arrest you, the following factors will determine how soon you may face deportation:

  1. Number of Offenses

If you have faced deportation before, the immigration authorities may be able to refer to the previous deportation order. This could mean that deportation will be quick because the paperwork and other key aspects are already in place. Conversely, if this is the first time you are facing deportation, there may be some additional paperwork that authorities have to complete, and deportation may not be immediate.

  1. Distance from the Border

Immigration authorities may be able to subject you to a form of expedited removal from the United States if they arrest you close to a U.S. border without the necessary paperwork. If you are not able to prove that you entered the country legally within 14 days, there is a possibility you will not receive a full hearing.

  1. Length of Stay in the United States

If you have been in the United States for less than two years, you may be subject to expedited removal without a full hearing before a judge. Conversely, individuals who have remained in the United States for more than 10 years without incident may have a valid claim to apply for legal status, though this often requires assistance from an experienced legal professional.

If you have deportation or immigration concerns or questions, give the O’Brien Law Group a call today. We have extensive experience, and we help people who wish to live and work legally in the United States.

We can represent you before immigration boards and evaluate your circumstances to give you the best chance of success. We know immigration law can be confusing and overwhelming at times, but we are here to clarify matters and make your life easier. Call us today at 502-400-7890 to schedule an initial consultation with a qualified immigration attorney who puts his clients first.

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