Rights Of All People Present In The U.S.
All individual have the following rights, regardless of their immigration status:
• The right to speak to an attorney before answering any questions or signing any documents;
• The right to a hearing with an Immigration Judge;
• The right to have an attorney at that hearing and in any interview with CIS (however you do not have the right to a free, government-paid lawyer); and
• The right to request release from detention, by paying a bond if necessary.
Non U.S. citizens must assert these rights. If you do not demand these rights, you can be deported without seeing either an attorney or a judge. Leaving the U.S. in this way may have serious consequences for your ability to enter the U.S. at a later date or to gain legal immigration status in the U.S.
To consult an immigration lawyer, please call us at (610) 975-4599 or send an e-mail to [email protected]. An attorney in our office would be happy to assist you.