Protecting Your Right To Remain Living In America

Our country was built upon people with a dream – a dream that required them to leave their homelands in search of a better tomorrow in a new place. Today, immigrants arrive daily in hopes of sharing in that vision, and they struggle to make a new life in a foreign land.

Unfortunately, it is all too common for immigrants in Orange County and Southern California to find themselves in the process of removal proceedings, facing the risk of being deported back to their home country. The thought of removal leaves many people feeling desperate and frustrated, knowing it will shatter their personal and professional aspirations.

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

All people living in the United States, including undocumented immigrants, have certain U.S. Constitutional rights. If immigration officers (ICE) come to your home or work place, they must have a valid search warrant or the consent of your employer to enter non-public areas.

If you are undocumented and immigration officers come to your work place, be aware of the following:

  • You have the right to remain silent. You do not need to speak to the immigration authorities or answer any questions.
  • You have a right to speak to a lawyer. If you are detained or taken into custody, you have a right to immediately contact a lawyer.

If you are undocumented and immigration officers come to your home, be aware of the following:

  • You do not have to open the door or let the officers into your home unless they have a valid search warrant signed by a judge.
  • You have the right to remain silent. You do not need to speak to the immigration authorities or answer any questions.
  • You have a right to speak to a lawyer. If you are detained or taken into custody, you have a right to immediately contact a lawyer.

If you are undocumented and immigration officers detain you in public, be aware of the following:

  • You have the right to remain silent. You do not need to speak to the immigration authorities or answer any questions.
  • You may refuse a search. If you are stopped for questioning but are not arrested, you do not have to consent to a search of yourself or your belongings, but an officer may “pat down” your clothes, if he or she suspects you have a weapon.
  • You have a right to speak to a lawyer. If you are detained or taken into custody, you have a right to immediately contact a lawyer.

Deportation Defense In Santa Ana, California

If you are detained by immigration authorities and/or you find yourself in need of deportation defense, work with an experienced lawyer who is sympathetic and willing to fight. When you contact the Serrato Law Firm APC, you will be greeted by friendly staff who appreciate just how serious your situation may be.

Call 888-775-6675 to schedule a consultation appointment with attorney Fabian Serrato. You can discuss your criminal charges or immigration circumstances in either English or Spanish.

Mr. Serrato works with clients throughout Santa Ana, California, and the surrounding region, providing personalized and effective deportation defense services. He is an accomplished legal professional with a track record of success in immigration court cases. Whether you or someone you love is at risk of removal, he will strive to make sure you get the best results possible.

The Removal Hearing And Cancellation Of Removal Process

In California, removal proceedings may begin as a result of a variety of circumstances. Traffic stops can lead to the discovery of your immigration status by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. In some cases, immigration status is uncovered after an arrest has been made. There are other situations in which removal proceedings may begin, including travel-related incidents where a person is traveling outside of the country and upon return to the United States the immigration status is identified.

Regardless of why removal proceedings are in process, our team will work with you to provide you with the expert legal services that you need. This includes:

  • Presenting a challenge with the goal of dismissing the removal proceedings
  • Assisting you with pertinent applications to terminate the removal proceedings, including filing a cancellation of removal request or an adjustment of status request
  • Helping you to seek asylum

Contact Us To Learn More About Ways We Can Help · Free Consultation

If you are facing the prospect of removal proceedings, you may be feeling intimidated or isolated. While this is understandable, you should know that you are not alone.

You can schedule a free consultation by calling us at 888-775-6675. For further information about our deportation defense services in Santa Ana, California, fill out our email contact form today.