Immigration Problems – Removal and Relief

Immigration Problems

Risk Assessment

Life happens.  A divorce, an arrest, an expired visa or entry into the U.S. without the proper inspection.  We all have our own individual experience of personal struggle, and at Anderson Olver we know that these experiences can be roadblocks for our clients in meeting their immigration goals.  Fingerprint records from anywhere always find their way into DHS records.  USCIS officers closely scrutinize the prior immigration history of applicants for visas and for US citizenship.  Therefore, we offer risk assessment as a separate service to our clients.  We will help you obtain complete immigration and criminal records and review them with you so that you can understand the possible risks attendant to filing an application for an immigration benefit or naturalization.

Risk Assessment includes collecting data and background information from multiple sources in State and Federal government.  These can include: Freedom of Information Act/Law requests from DHS, EOIR, USCIS, CBP, ICE, as well as from state governments; FBI fingerprint checks, Certificate of Disposition and other criminal records, Marriage Certificates, Divorce Decrees, Orders of Protection and other Family Court records.

If you have any concern that a prior legal matter or other event could affect your status in the United States, please let us know immediately.  We will get you the information you need to understand your situation and to assess the best way to proceed with your case.

Secondary inspections, expedited removal, detention, and removal proceedings

U.S. immigration law is based on one stark fact: only United States citizens have a substantive, Constitutional right to enter and live in the United States.  For everyone else, living and entering the U.S, are considered benefits accorded to certain individuals, which the government can easily take away.  Foreign nationals living in the United States can be deported, while foreign nationals seeking a US visa abroad or admission at a U.S. port of entry can face close scrutiny and risk denial of admission to the United States.  Those who enter at U.S. borders seeking protection from persecution back home can be deported without an opportunity to make an application for asylum in the United States.  Anderson Olver has seen it all.  We have years of experience litigating complex cases and negotiating with government officers, attorneys and judges to  get our clients approved for admission, safely arrived in  the United States and out of immigration detention so they can live at home while an immigration judges reviews their applications to remain in the United States. For clients who face removal from the United States, we are there to advocate for you with foreign consular and US government officials to ensure that the process is as painless and dignified as possible.

What do you need to do if you get a call from a family member who has been detained by U.S. immigration officials?