Top Deportation Defense Strategies And Opportunities

DIASPORA LAW CAN HELP TODAY
Diaspora Law specializes in the defense of immigrants who have been detained and placed into removal and deportation proceedings. We can help! If you or a loved one has been detained or is being held in a Detention Facility and need legal representation, please contact our Immigration Attorneys and Legal Counselors at Diaspora Law: 1-800-919-9280

OPPORTUNITIES AND STRATEGIES FOR DEFENSE

Diaspora Law can use several strategies to defend against deportation and bring your loved one home.

Cancellation of Removal for a Non-Legal Permanent Resident, or an EOIR-42B – An immigrant in removal proceedings can become a lawful permanent resident, and have their proceedings canceled if they meet three criteria.

(1) The individual has been physically present in the U.S. for at least 10 years before their Immigration Court proceedings began;

(2) The individual has been of good moral character for 10 years; and

(3) That a citizen of the United States or legal permanent resident child, spouse, or parent will suffer extreme and exceptionally unusual hardship if the individual is removed from the United States

Adjustment of Status, or AOS– An application for permanent residency based on an approved immigrant visa, whether family or employment based, may be a viable defense against deportation.

Removal of Conditional Residence (Form I-751) – If a conditional permanent resident does not timely file a Form I-751 to remove the condition on their residence, or it is denied, they may be subject to removal proceedings. A renewed petition can be a tool for convincing a judge to prevent a judge from removing your loved one. We can assist with this petition.

Criminal and Non-Criminal Waivers – You may not be deportable even if you have a criminal past. Criminal waivers – such as 212(c), 212(h) and EOIR-42A Cancellation of Removal for Legal Permanent Residents to many permanent residents.

Non-citizens can often obtain different Visas – such as a U visa, green card or an employment visa with a waiver for past “bad acts” that might make someone “inadmissible.” We can help prepare these sensitive defenses and the necessary paperwork. This includes the I-601A waiver that may require to recalendar or terminate deportation proceeding from a Motion for Administrative Closure.

Motions To The Court – Diaspora Law always works with the government and their attorneys to ensure the best possible result for our clients. Often requesting a government attorney to use their prosecutorial discretion to close or terminate removal proceedings is sufficient. When a case is closed, we can even help to secure work authorization for the former detainee.

When prosecutorial discretion is unavailable, several motions are nonetheless. Where the charges on a Notice to Appear are incorrect a Motion to Terminate can end proceedings smoothly. Where a client has been detained by ICE or in violation of constitutional due process a Motion to Suppress damaging evidence can terminate proceedings as well.

Exceptions to Deportation – Many non-citizens have protections under United States law if they fit into one of several protected groups, you have likely heard of many of the laws that provide these protections.

DACA, or Deferred Action for Certain Childhood Arrivals is available for children who were brought to the United States, have attended school in the United States and have not left the United States for an extended period.

TPS, or Temporary Protected Status is available for people from countries that the United States has deemed unsafe to return. Citizens from El Salvador, Honduras or Venezuela, for example, have had TPS status.

NACARA, or the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act can assist in preventing the deportation of certain people, and their dependents, if the are nationals from Cuba, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador or from a former Soviet bloc country.

Asylum is available for people who have been persecuted against or fear they will suffer from persecution because they are of a race, religion, nationality, or a member of a particular social group (being homosexual for instance), or due to political opinion. These requirements can be complicated, and we can help prepare your defense.

VAWA, or the Violence Against Women Act is available for victims of abuse or crime, most often domestic violence from a legal permanent resident or aUnited States citizen, to terminate deportation proceedings for themselves and their dependents. Where an abuser is not a legal permanent resident or United States citizen, a U Visa may be available for the victim and dependents instead.

Voluntary Departure – Where an individual no longer wishes to remain in the United States or would like to return on a legitimate visa, later on, voluntary departure may be the best option, rather than continue through Immigration Court.

DIASPORA LAW CAN HELP TODAY
Diaspora Law specializes in the defense of immigrants who have been detained and placed into removal and deportation proceedings. We can help! If you or a loved one has been detained or is being held in a Detention Facility and need legal representation, please contact our Immigration Attorneys and Legal Counselors at Diaspora Law: 1-800-919-9280

Detained in South Texas Family Residential Center? Diaspora Law’s Immigration Lawyers Can Help!

DIASPORA LAW CAN HELP TODAY
Diaspora Law specializes in the defense of immigrants who have been detained and placed into removal and deportation proceedings. We can help! If you or a loved one has been detained or is being held in a Detention Facility and need legal representation, please contact our Immigration Attorneys and Legal Counselors at Diaspora Law: 1-800-919-9280

https://www.ice.gov/detention-facility/south-texas-family-residential-center

FAQ ABOUT SOUTH TEXAS FAMILY RESIDENTIAL CENTER:
San Antonio Field Office
300 El Rancho Way
Dilley, TX 78017

WEBSITE: https://www.ice.gov/detention-facility/south-texas-family-residential-center

VISITING HOURS FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY:
Social Visitation is conducted seven days a week from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sunday through Saturday, including holidays.

  • Residents may have an unlimited number of visits. Generally, visits will be a minimum 60 minutes per visit.
  • More time may be authorized by the Facility Administrator for family members traveling significant distances dependent upon the number of visitors and staff availability.
  • A number of visitors per visit may be restricted due to the volume of visits at any given time.
  • Adult visitors must present a valid, verifiable government-issued identification card to enter the facility.
  • Minors who are visiting the center must be accompanied by an adult guardian (18 years or older). Minors must not be left unaccompanied in the Lobby waiting area, visiting room or any other area.

VISITING HOURS FOR LAWYERS/ATTORNEY/LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES:
Legal representatives of residents are authorized to visit their clients during the following hours:
Attorneys and/or paralegals may visit residents seven days a week from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m., including holidays.

CONTACT PHONE NUMBERS AND INFORMATION:
Facility Main Telephone Line: (830) 378-6500
Field Office Main Telephone Line: (210) 283-4750

If you need information about a detainee that is housed at this facility, you may call (830) 378-6500 between the hours of 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. When you call, please have the individual’s biographical information ready, including first, last and hyphenated names, any aliases he or she may use, date of birth and country of birth.

Detainees cannot receive incoming calls. If you need to get in touch with a resident to leave an urgent message, you must call (830) 378-6500 and leave the resident’s full name, alien registration number and your name and telephone number where you can be reached. The resident will be given your message.

OPPORTUNITIES AND STRATEGIES FOR DEFENSE

Diaspora Law can use several strategies to defend against deportation and bring your loved one home.

Cancellation of Removal for a Non-Legal Permanent Resident, or an EOIR-42B – An immigrant in removal proceedings can become a lawful permanent resident, and have their proceedings canceled if they meet three criteria.

(1) The individual has been physically present in the U.S. for at least 10 years before their Immigration Court proceedings began;

(2) The individual has been of good moral character for 10 years; and

(3) That a citizen of the United States or legal permanent resident child, spouse, or parent will suffer extreme and exceptionally unusual hardship if the individual is removed from the United States

Adjustment of Status, or AOS– An application for permanent residency based on an approved immigrant visa, whether family or employment based, may be a viable defense against deportation.

Removal of Conditional Residence (Form I-751) – If a conditional permanent resident does not timely file a Form I-751 to remove the condition on their residence, or it is denied, they may be subject to removal proceedings. A renewed petition can be a tool for convincing a judge to prevent a judge from removing your loved one. We can assist with this petition.

Criminal and Non-Criminal Waivers – You may not be deportable even if you have a criminal past. Criminal waivers – such as 212(c), 212(h) and EOIR-42A Cancellation of Removal for Legal Permanent Residents to many permanent residents.

Non-citizens can often obtain different Visas – such as a U visa, green card or an employment visa with a waiver for past “bad acts” that might make someone “inadmissible.” We can help prepare these sensitive defenses and the necessary paperwork. This includes the I-601A waiver that may require to recalendar or terminate deportation proceeding from a Motion for Administrative Closure.

Motions To The Court – Diaspora Law always works with the government and their attorneys to ensure the best possible result for our clients. Often requesting a government attorney to use their prosecutorial discretion to close or terminate removal proceedings is sufficient. When a case is closed, we can even help to secure work authorization for the former detainee.

When prosecutorial discretion is unavailable, several motions are nonetheless. Where the charges on a Notice to Appear are incorrect a Motion to Terminate can end proceedings smoothly. Where a client has been detained by ICE or in violation of constitutional due process a Motion to Suppress damaging evidence can terminate proceedings as well.

Exceptions to Deportation – Many non-citizens have protections under United States law if they fit into one of several protected groups, you have likely heard of many of the laws that provide these protections.

DACA, or Deferred Action for Certain Childhood Arrivals is available for children who were brought to the United States, have attended school in the United States and have not left the United States for an extended period.

TPS, or Temporary Protected Status is available for people from countries that the United States has deemed unsafe to return. Citizens from El Salvador, Honduras or Venezuela, for example, have had TPS status.

NACARA, or the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act can assist in preventing the deportation of certain people, and their dependents, if the are nationals from Cuba, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador or from a former Soviet bloc country.

Asylum is available for people who have been persecuted against or fear they will suffer from persecution because they are of a race, religion, nationality, or a member of a particular social group (being homosexual for instance), or due to political opinion. These requirements can be complicated, and we can help prepare your defense.

VAWA, or the Violence Against Women Act is available for victims of abuse or crime, most often domestic violence from a legal permanent resident or aUnited States citizen, to terminate deportation proceedings for themselves and their dependents. Where an abuser is not a legal permanent resident or United States citizen, a U Visa may be available for the victim and dependents instead.

Voluntary Departure – Where an individual no longer wishes to remain in the United States or would like to return on a legitimate visa, later on, voluntary departure may be the best option, rather than continue through Immigration Court.

DIASPORA LAW CAN HELP TODAY
Diaspora Law specializes in the defense of immigrants who have been detained and placed into removal and deportation proceedings. We can help! If you or a loved one has been detained or is being held in a Detention Facility and need legal representation, please contact our Immigration Attorneys and Legal Counselors at Diaspora Law: 1-800-919-9280

Detained at T. Don Hutto Residential Center? Diaspora Law’s Immigration Lawyers Can Help!

DIASPORA LAW CAN HELP TODAY
Diaspora Law specializes in defense of immigrants who have been detained and placed into removal and deportation proceedings. We can help! If you or a loved one has been detained or is being held in a Detention Facility and need legal representation, please contact our Immigration Attorneys and Legal Counselors at Diaspora Law: 1-800-919-9280

https://www.ice.gov/detention-facility/t-don-hutto-residential-center

FAQ ABOUT T. DON HUTTO RESIDENTIAL CENTER:
San Antonio Field Office
1001 Welch St.
Taylor, TX 76574

WEBSITE: https://www.ice.gov/detention-facility/t-don-hutto-residential-center

VISITING HOURS FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY:
Mondays — Fridays: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
• Adult visitors must present a valid, verifiable government-issued identification card to enter the facility.
• Minors who are visiting the facility must be accompanied by an adult guardian (18 years or older). Minors must not be left unaccompanied in the waiting room, visiting room or any other area.

VISITING HOURS FOR LAWYERS/ATTORNEY/LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES:
Legal representatives of detainees are authorized to visit their clients during the following hours:
Attorneys and/or paralegals may visit detainees during the following hours:
Mondays through Fridays: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

CONTACT PHONE NUMBERS AND INFORMATION:
Center’s Main Telephone Line: (512) 218-3100
Field Office Main Telephone Line: (210) 283-4750

If you need information about a detainee that is housed at this facility, you may call (512) 218-2400 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. When you call, please have the individual’s biographical information ready, including first, last and hyphenated names, any aliases he or she may use, date of birth and country of birth.

Detainees cannot receive incoming calls. If you need to get in touch with a detainee to leave an urgent message, you must call (512) 218-2400 and leave the detainee’s full name, alien registration number and your name and telephone number where you can be reached. The detainee will be given your message.

OPPORTUNITIES AND STRATEGIES FOR DEFENSE

Diaspora Law can use several strategies to defend against deportation and bring your loved one home.

Cancellation of Removal for a Non-Legal Permanent Resident, or an EOIR-42B – An immigrant in removal proceedings can become a lawful permanent resident, and have their proceedings canceled if they meet three criteria.

(1) The individual has been physically present in the U.S. for at least 10 years before their Immigration Court proceedings began;

(2) The individual has been of good moral character for 10 years; and

(3) That a citizen of the United States or legal permanent resident child, spouse, or parent will suffer extreme and exceptionally unusual hardship if the individual is removed from the United States

Adjustment of Status, or AOS– An application for permanent residency based on an approved immigrant visa, whether family or employment based, may be a viable defense against deportation.

Removal of Conditional Residence (Form I-751) – If a conditional permanent resident does not timely file a Form I-751 to remove the condition on their residence, or it is denied, they may be subject to removal proceedings. A renewed petition can be a tool for convincing a judge to prevent a judge from removing your loved one. We can assist with this petition.

Criminal and Non-Criminal Waivers – You may not be deportable even if you have a criminal past. Criminal waivers – such as 212(c), 212(h) and EOIR-42A Cancellation of Removal for Legal Permanent Residents to many permanent residents.

Non-citizens can often obtain different Visas – such as a U visa, green card or an employment visa with a waiver for past “bad acts” that might make someone “inadmissible.” We can help prepare these sensitive defenses and the necessary paperwork. This includes the I-601A waiver that may require to recalendar or terminate deportation proceeding from a Motion for Administrative Closure.

Motions To The Court – Diaspora Law always works with the government and their attorneys to ensure the best possible result for our clients. Often requesting a government attorney to use their prosecutorial discretion to close or terminate removal proceedings is sufficient. When a case is closed, we can even help to secure work authorization for the former detainee.

When prosecutorial discretion is unavailable, several motions are nonetheless. Where the charges on a Notice to Appear are incorrect a Motion to Terminate can end proceedings smoothly. Where a client has been detained by ICE or in violation of constitutional due process a Motion to Suppress damaging evidence can terminate proceedings as well.

Exceptions to Deportation – Many non-citizens have protections under United States law if they fit into one of several protected groups, you have likely heard of many of the laws that provide these protections.

DACA, or Deferred Action for Certain Childhood Arrivals is available for children who were brought to the United States, have attended school in the United States and have not left the United States for an extended period.

TPS, or Temporary Protected Status is available for people from countries that the United States has deemed unsafe to return. Citizens from El Salvador, Honduras or Venezuela, for example, have had TPS status.

NACARA, or the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act can assist in preventing the deportation of certain people, and their dependents, if the are nationals from Cuba, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador or from a former Soviet bloc country.

Asylum is available for people who have been persecuted against or fear they will suffer from persecution because they are of a race, religion, nationality, or a member of a particular social group (being homosexual for instance), or due to political opinion. These requirements can be complicated, and we can help prepare your defense.

VAWA, or the Violence Against Women Act is available for victims of abuse or crime, most often domestic violence from a legal permanent resident or aUnited States citizen, to terminate deportation proceedings for themselves and their dependents. Where an abuser is not a legal permanent resident or United States citizen, a U Visa may be available for the victim and dependents instead.

Voluntary Departure – Where an individual no longer wishes to remain in the United States or would like to return on a legitimate visa, later on, voluntary departure may be the best option, rather than continue through Immigration Court.

DIASPORA LAW CAN HELP TODAY
Diaspora Law specializes in the defense of immigrants who have been detained and placed into removal and deportation proceedings. We can help! If you or a loved one has been detained or is being held in a Detention Facility and need legal representation, please contact our Immigration Attorneys and Legal Counselors at Diaspora Law: 1-800-919-9280

Detained in Jack Harwell Detention Center? Diaspora Law’s Immigration Lawyers Can Help!

DIASPORA LAW CAN HELP TODAY
Diaspora Law specializes in the defense of immigrants who have been detained and placed into removal and deportation proceedings. We can help! If you or a loved one has been detained or is being held in a Detention Facility and need legal representation, please contact our Immigration Attorneys and Legal Counselors at Diaspora Law: 1-800-919-9280

https://www.ice.gov/detention-facility/jack-harwell-detention-center

FAQ ABOUT JACK HARWELL DETENTION CENTER:
San Antonio Field Office
3101 E. Marlin Hwy
Waco, TX 76705

WEBSITE: https://www.ice.gov/detention-facility/jack-harwell-detention-center

VISITING HOURS FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY:
Medium-high and high level detainees
Tuesday – Friday: 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Low and medium-low level detainees
Tuesday – Friday: 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Restricted housing unit detainees
Tuesday – Friday: 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • Detainees are allotted one hour for visitation. More time may be authorized by the Warden or Assistant Warden for family members traveling significant distances dependent upon the number of visitors and staff availability. A maximum of two adults and two children may visit at any one time. This regulation will be interpreted flexibly and is subject to exceptions.
  • Visitation is set on a first come first serve basis.
  • Adult visitors must present a valid, verifiable government-issued identification card to enter the facility.
  • Minors who are visiting the facility must be accompanied by an adult guardian (18 years or older). Minors must not be left unaccompanied in the waiting room, visiting room or any other area.

VISITING HOURS FOR LAWYERS/ATTORNEY/LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES:
Legal representatives of detainees are authorized to visit their clients during the following hours:
Attorneys and/or paralegals may visit detainees seven days a week 24 hours per day including weekends and holiday. If after normal business hours they will just need to contact a Supervisor at (254) 759-5900.

CONTACT PHONE NUMBERS AND INFORMATION:
Facility Main Telephone Line: (254) 759-5900
Field Office Main Telephone Line: (512) 236-6385

If you need information about a detainee that is housed at this facility, you may call (254) 759-5900 between the hours of 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. When you call, please have the individual’s biographical information ready, including first, last and hyphenated names, any aliases he or she may use, date of birth and country of birth.

Detainees cannot receive incoming calls. If you need to get in touch with a detainee to leave an urgent message, you must call (254) 759-5900 and leave the detainee’s full name, alien registration number and your name and telephone number where you can be reached. The detainee will be given your message.

OPPORTUNITIES AND STRATEGIES FOR DEFENSE

Diaspora Law can use several strategies to defend against deportation and bring your loved one home.

Cancellation of Removal for a Non-Legal Permanent Resident, or an EOIR-42B – An immigrant in removal proceedings can become a lawful permanent resident, and have their proceedings canceled if they meet three criteria.

(1) The individual has been physically present in the U.S. for at least 10 years before their Immigration Court proceedings began;

(2) The individual has been of good moral character for 10 years; and

(3) That a citizen of the United States or legal permanent resident child, spouse, or parent will suffer extreme and exceptionally unusual hardship if the individual is removed from the United States

Adjustment of Status, or AOS– An application for permanent residency based on an approved immigrant visa, whether family or employment based, may be a viable defense against deportation.

Removal of Conditional Residence (Form I-751) – If a conditional permanent resident does not timely file a Form I-751 to remove the condition on their residence, or it is denied, they may be subject to removal proceedings. A renewed petition can be a tool for convincing a judge to prevent a judge from removing your loved one. We can assist with this petition.

Criminal and Non-Criminal Waivers – You may not be deportable even if you have a criminal past. Criminal waivers – such as 212(c), 212(h) and EOIR-42A Cancellation of Removal for Legal Permanent Residents to many permanent residents.

Non-citizens can often obtain different Visas – such as a U visa, green card or an employment visa with a waiver for past “bad acts” that might make someone “inadmissible.” We can help prepare these sensitive defenses and the necessary paperwork. This includes the I-601A waiver that may require to recalendar or terminate deportation proceeding from a Motion for Administrative Closure.

Motions To The Court – Diaspora Law always works with the government and their attorneys to ensure the best possible result for our clients. Often requesting a government attorney to use their prosecutorial discretion to close or terminate removal proceedings is sufficient. When a case is closed, we can even help to secure work authorization for the former detainee.

When prosecutorial discretion is unavailable, several motions are nonetheless. Where the charges on a Notice to Appear are incorrect a Motion to Terminate can end proceedings smoothly. Where a client has been detained by ICE or in violation of constitutional due process a Motion to Suppress damaging evidence can terminate proceedings as well.

Exceptions to Deportation – Many non-citizens have protections under United States law if they fit into one of several protected groups, you have likely heard of many of the laws that provide these protections.

DACA, or Deferred Action for Certain Childhood Arrivals is available for children who were brought to the United States, have attended school in the United States and have not left the United States for an extended period.

TPS, or Temporary Protected Status is available for people from countries that the United States has deemed unsafe to return. Citizens from El Salvador, Honduras or Venezuela, for example, have had TPS status.

NACARA, or the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act can assist in preventing the deportation of certain people, and their dependents, if the are nationals from Cuba, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador or from a former Soviet bloc country.

Asylum is available for people who have been persecuted against or fear they will suffer from persecution because they are of a race, religion, nationality, or a member of a particular social group (being homosexual for instance), or due to political opinion. These requirements can be complicated, and we can help prepare your defense.

VAWA, or the Violence Against Women Act is available for victims of abuse or crime, most often domestic violence from a legal permanent resident or aUnited States citizen, to terminate deportation proceedings for themselves and their dependents. Where an abuser is not a legal permanent resident or United States citizen, a U Visa may be available for the victim and dependents instead.

Voluntary Departure – Where an individual no longer wishes to remain in the United States or would like to return on a legitimate visa, later on, voluntary departure may be the best option, rather than continue through Immigration Court.

DIASPORA LAW CAN HELP TODAY
Diaspora Law specializes in the defense of immigrants who have been detained and placed into removal and deportation proceedings. We can help! If you or a loved one has been detained or is being held in a Detention Facility and need legal representation, please contact our Immigration Attorneys and Legal Counselors at Diaspora Law: 1-800-919-9280

Detained in Monmouth County Correctional Facility? Diaspora Law’s Immigration Lawyers Can Help!

DIASPORA LAW CAN HELP TODAY
Diaspora Law specializes in the defense of immigrants who have been detained and placed into removal and deportation proceedings. We can help! If you or a loved one has been detained or is being held in a Detention Facility and need legal representation, please contact our Immigration Attorneys and Legal Counselors at Diaspora Law: 1-800-919-9280

https://www.ice.gov/detention-facility/monmouth-county-correctional-institution

FAQ ABOUT MONMOUTH COUNTY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY:
New York City Field Office
1 Waterworks Road
Freehold, NJ 07728

WEBSITE: https://www.ice.gov/detention-facility/monmouth-county-correctional-institution

VISITING HOURS FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY:
Wednesdays:
12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Male detainees last begin with letters: (A-L)
1:45 p.m. – 3 p.m. Male detainees last begin with letters: (M-Z)
3:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Female detainees last begin with letters: (A-Z)
Contact Visits: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Thursdays:
1:45 p.m. – 3 p.m. Male detainees last begin with letters: (M-Z)
3:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Male detainees last begin with letters: (A-L)
12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Female detainees last begin with letters: (A-Z)
Protective Custody: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Fridays:
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Contact Visits
12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. Protective Custody, ADSEG Visits (A-Z)

Saturdays:
8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Male detainees last begin with letters: (A-L)
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Male detainees last begin with letters: (M-Z)
11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Female detainees last begin with letters: (A-Z)
Contact Visits: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Sundays:
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Male detainees last begin with letters: (M-Z)
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Male detainees last begin with letters: (A-L)
8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Female detainees last begin with letters: (A-Z)
Contact Visits: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

  • If you need information about a detainee that is housed at this facility, you may call (732) 431-7863 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • To ensure adequate time to process visitors through security, all visitors must arrive 45 minutes prior to the scheduled visit time.
  • Visitors must present a valid verifiable government-issued identification card to enter the facility.
  • Visits shall not exceed 30 minutes.
  • Minors who are visiting the facility must be accompanied by an adult guardian (18 years or older). Minors must not be left unaccompanied in the waiting room, visiting room or any other area.

VISITING HOURS FOR LAWYERS/ATTORNEY/LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES:
Legal representatives of detainees are authorized to visit their clients during the following hours:
Daily, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m., with the exception of lockdown time which is
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

CONTACT PHONE NUMBERS AND INFORMATION:
Facility Main Telephone Line: (732) 294-5983
Field Office Main Telephone Line: (212) 863-3401

If you need information about a detainee that is housed at this facility, you may call (732) 431-7860 between the hours of 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. When you call, please have the individual’s biographical information ready, including first, last and hyphenated names, any aliases he or she may use, date of birth and country of birth.

Detainees cannot receive incoming calls. If you need to get in touch with a detainee to leave an urgent message, you must call (212) 863-3401 and leave the detainee’s full name, alien registration number and your name and telephone number where you can be reached. The detainee will be given your message.

OPPORTUNITIES AND STRATEGIES FOR DEFENSE

Diaspora Law can use several strategies to defend against deportation and bring your loved one home.

Cancellation of Removal for a Non-Legal Permanent Resident, or an EOIR-42B – An immigrant in removal proceedings can become a lawful permanent resident, and have their proceedings canceled if they meet three criteria.

(1) The individual has been physically present in the U.S. for at least 10 years before their Immigration Court proceedings began;

(2) The individual has been of good moral character for 10 years; and

(3) That a citizen of the United States or legal permanent resident child, spouse, or parent will suffer extreme and exceptionally unusual hardship if the individual is removed from the United States

Adjustment of Status, or AOS– An application for permanent residency based on an approved immigrant visa, whether family or employment based, may be a viable defense against deportation.

Removal of Conditional Residence (Form I-751) – If a conditional permanent resident does not timely file a Form I-751 to remove the condition on their residence, or it is denied, they may be subject to removal proceedings. A renewed petition can be a tool for convincing a judge to prevent a judge from removing your loved one. We can assist with this petition.

Criminal and Non-Criminal Waivers – You may not be deportable even if you have a criminal past. Criminal waivers – such as 212(c), 212(h) and EOIR-42A Cancellation of Removal for Legal Permanent Residents to many permanent residents.

Non-citizens can often obtain different Visas – such as a U visa, green card or an employment visa with a waiver for past “bad acts” that might make someone “inadmissible.” We can help prepare these sensitive defenses and the necessary paperwork. This includes the I-601A waiver that may require to recalendar or terminate deportation proceeding from a Motion for Administrative Closure.

Motions To The Court – Diaspora Law always works with the government and their attorneys to ensure the best possible result for our clients. Often requesting a government attorney to use their prosecutorial discretion to close or terminate removal proceedings is sufficient. When a case is closed, we can even help to secure work authorization for the former detainee.

When prosecutorial discretion is unavailable, several motions are nonetheless. Where the charges on a Notice to Appear are incorrect a Motion to Terminate can end proceedings smoothly. Where a client has been detained by ICE or in violation of constitutional due process a Motion to Suppress damaging evidence can terminate proceedings as well.

Exceptions to Deportation – Many non-citizens have protections under United States law if they fit into one of several protected groups, you have likely heard of many of the laws that provide these protections.

DACA, or Deferred Action for Certain Childhood Arrivals is available for children who were brought to the United States, have attended school in the United States and have not left the United States for an extended period.

TPS, or Temporary Protected Status is available for people from countries that the United States has deemed unsafe to return. Citizens from El Salvador, Honduras or Venezuela, for example, have had TPS status.

NACARA, or the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act can assist in preventing the deportation of certain people, and their dependents, if the are nationals from Cuba, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador or from a former Soviet bloc country.

Asylum is available for people who have been persecuted against or fear they will suffer from persecution because they are of a race, religion, nationality, or a member of a particular social group (being homosexual for instance), or due to political opinion. These requirements can be complicated, and we can help prepare your defense.

VAWA, or the Violence Against Women Act is available for victims of abuse or crime, most often domestic violence from a legal permanent resident or aUnited States citizen, to terminate deportation proceedings for themselves and their dependents. Where an abuser is not a legal permanent resident or United States citizen, a U Visa may be available for the victim and dependents instead.

Voluntary Departure – Where an individual no longer wishes to remain in the United States or would like to return on a legitimate visa, later on, voluntary departure may be the best option, rather than continue through Immigration Court.

DIASPORA LAW CAN HELP TODAY
Diaspora Law specializes in the defense of immigrants who have been detained and placed into removal and deportation proceedings. We can help! If you or a loved one has been detained or is being held in a Detention Facility and need legal representation, please contact our Immigration Attorneys and Legal Counselors at Diaspora Law: 1-800-919-9280

Detained in Karnes County Correctional Facility? Diaspora Law’s Immigration Lawyers Can Help!

DIASPORA LAW CAN HELP TODAY
Diaspora Law specializes in the defense of immigrants who have been detained and placed into removal and deportation proceedings. We can help! If you or a loved one has been detained or is being held in a Detention Facility and need legal representation, please contact our Immigration Attorneys and Legal Counselors at Diaspora Law: 1-800-919-9280

https://www.ice.gov/detention-facility/karnes-county-correctional-center

FAQ ABOUT KARNES COUNTY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY:
San Antonio Field Office
810 Commerce Street
Karnes City, TX 78118

WEBSITE: https://www.ice.gov/detention-facility/karnes-county-correctional-center

VISITING HOURS FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY:
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Weekday visitation is available Thursday, Friday, or Saturday between 8 am and 5 p.m. Although we make every attempt to accommodate such visits they are subject to availability of the Visitation Room and the security requirements of the facility.
  • Detainees are allotted one hour for visitation. More time may be authorized by the Warden for family members traveling significant distances dependent upon the number of visitors and staff availability. A maximum of two adults and 2 children may visit at any one time. This regulation will be interpreted flexibly and is subject to exceptions.
  • To ensure adequate time to process visitors through security, all visitors must arrive 60 minutes prior to the end of visitation time.
  • Adult visitors must present a valid, verifiable government-issued identification card to enter the facility.
  • Minors who are visiting the facility must be accompanied by an adult guardian (18 years or older). Minors must not be left unaccompanied in the waiting room, visiting room or any other area.

VISITING HOURS FOR LAWYERS/ATTORNEY/LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES:
Legal representatives of detainees are authorized to visit their clients during the following hours:
Attorneys and/or paralegals may visit detainees seven days a week from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., including holidays, with an appointment and be on the ICE approved list.

CONTACT PHONE NUMBERS AND INFORMATION:
Facility Main Telephone Line: (830) 780-3525
Field Office Main Telephone Line: (210) 283-4750

If you need information about a detainee that is housed at this facility, you may call 830-780-3525 between the hours of 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. When you call, please have the individual’s biographical information ready, including first, last and hyphenated names, any aliases he or she may use, date of birth and country of birth.

Detainees cannot receive incoming calls. If you need to get in touch with a detainee to leave an urgent message, you must call 830-780-3525 and leave the detainee’s full name, alien registration number and your name and telephone number where you can be reached. The detainee will be given your message.

OPPORTUNITIES AND STRATEGIES FOR DEFENSE

Diaspora Law can use several strategies to defend against deportation and bring your loved one home.

Cancellation of Removal for a Non-Legal Permanent Resident, or an EOIR-42B – An immigrant in removal proceedings can become a lawful permanent resident, and have their proceedings canceled if they meet three criteria.

(1) The individual has been physically present in the U.S. for at least 10 years before their Immigration Court proceedings began;

(2) The individual has been of good moral character for 10 years; and

(3) That a citizen of the United States or legal permanent resident child, spouse, or parent will suffer extreme and exceptionally unusual hardship if the individual is removed from the United States

Adjustment of Status, or AOS– An application for permanent residency based on an approved immigrant visa, whether family or employment based, may be a viable defense against deportation.

Removal of Conditional Residence (Form I-751) – If a conditional permanent resident does not timely file a Form I-751 to remove the condition on their residence, or it is denied, they may be subject to removal proceedings. A renewed petition can be a tool for convincing a judge to prevent a judge from removing your loved one. We can assist with this petition.

Criminal and Non-Criminal Waivers – You may not be deportable even if you have a criminal past. Criminal waivers – such as 212(c), 212(h) and EOIR-42A Cancellation of Removal for Legal Permanent Residents to many permanent residents.

Non-citizens can often obtain different Visas – such as a U visa, green card or an employment visa with a waiver for past “bad acts” that might make someone “inadmissible.” We can help prepare these sensitive defenses and the necessary paperwork. This includes the I-601A waiver that may require to recalendar or terminate deportation proceeding from a Motion for Administrative Closure.

Motions To The Court – Diaspora Law always works with the government and their attorneys to ensure the best possible result for our clients. Often requesting a government attorney to use their prosecutorial discretion to close or terminate removal proceedings is sufficient. When a case is closed, we can even help to secure work authorization for the former detainee.

When prosecutorial discretion is unavailable, several motions are nonetheless. Where the charges on a Notice to Appear are incorrect a Motion to Terminate can end proceedings smoothly. Where a client has been detained by ICE or in violation of constitutional due process a Motion to Suppress damaging evidence can terminate proceedings as well.

Exceptions to Deportation – Many non-citizens have protections under United States law if they fit into one of several protected groups, you have likely heard of many of the laws that provide these protections.

DACA, or Deferred Action for Certain Childhood Arrivals is available for children who were brought to the United States, have attended school in the United States and have not left the United States for an extended period.

TPS, or Temporary Protected Status is available for people from countries that the United States has deemed unsafe to return. Citizens from El Salvador, Honduras or Venezuela, for example, have had TPS status.

NACARA, or the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act can assist in preventing the deportation of certain people, and their dependents, if the are nationals from Cuba, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador or from a former Soviet bloc country.

Asylum is available for people who have been persecuted against or fear they will suffer from persecution because they are of a race, religion, nationality, or a member of a particular social group (being homosexual for instance), or due to political opinion. These requirements can be complicated, and we can help prepare your defense.

VAWA, or the Violence Against Women Act is available for victims of abuse or crime, most often domestic violence from a legal permanent resident or aUnited States citizen, to terminate deportation proceedings for themselves and their dependents. Where an abuser is not a legal permanent resident or United States citizen, a U Visa may be available for the victim and dependents instead.

Voluntary Departure – Where an individual no longer wishes to remain in the United States or would like to return on a legitimate visa, later on, voluntary departure may be the best option, rather than continue through Immigration Court.

DIASPORA LAW CAN HELP TODAY
Diaspora Law specializes in the defense of immigrants who have been detained and placed into removal and deportation proceedings. We can help! If you or a loved one has been detained or is being held in a Detention Facility and need legal representation, please contact our Immigration Attorneys and Legal Counselors at Diaspora Law: 1-800-919-9280

Detained in South Texas Detention Complex? Diaspora Law’s Immigration Lawyers Can Help!

DIASPORA LAW CAN HELP TODAY
Diaspora Law specializes in the defense of immigrants who have been detained and placed into removal and deportation proceedings. We can help! If you or a loved one has been detained or is being held in a Detention Facility and need legal representation, please contact our Immigration Attorneys and Legal Counselors at Diaspora Law: 1-800-919-9280

https://www.ice.gov/detention-facility/south-texas-detention-complex

FAQ ABOUT SOUTH TEXAS DETENTION COMPLEX:
San Antonio Field Office
566 Veterans Drive
Pearsall, TX 78061

WEBSITE: https://www.ice.gov/detention-facility/south-texas-detention-complex

VISITING HOURS FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY:
Daily Visitation Time
Level 1 & 2 Females: 7 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Level 1 & 2 Restricted Females: 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Level 3 Females: 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Level 1 & 2 Males: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Level 3 Males: 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Level 3 Restricted Males: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Level 1 & 2 Restricted Males: 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

  • Detainees are allotted one hour for visitation. More time may be authorized by the Warden for family members traveling significant distances dependent upon the number of visitors and staff availability. Request forms are located inside dorms for detainees to make request.
  • A maximum of two adults and two children may visit at any one time. This regulation will be interpreted flexibly and is subject to exceptions.
  • To ensure adequate time to process visitors through security, all visitors should arrive 30 minutes prior to the scheduled visit time.
  • Adult visitors must present a valid, verifiable government-issued identification card to enter the facility.
  • Minors who are visiting the facility must be accompanied by an adult guardian (18 years or older). Minors must not be left unaccompanied in the waiting room, visiting room or any other area.

VISITING HOURS FOR LAWYERS/ATTORNEY/LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES:
Legal representatives of detainees are authorized to visit their clients during the following hours:
Attorneys and/or paralegals may visit detainees daily from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., including holidays.

CONTACT PHONE NUMBERS AND INFORMATION:
Facility Main Telephone Line: (210) 231-4505
Field Office Main Telephone Line: (210) 283-4750

If you need information about a detainee that is housed at this facility, you may call (210) 231-4505 between the hours of 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. When you call, please have the individual’s biographical information, alien number, first, last and hyphenated names, any aliases he or she may use, date of birth and country of birth.

Detainees cannot receive incoming calls. If you need to get in touch with a detainee to leave an urgent message, you must call (830) 334-2939 and leave the detainee’s full name, alien registration number and your name and telephone number where you can be reached. The detainee will be given your message.

OPPORTUNITIES AND STRATEGIES FOR DEFENSE

Diaspora Law can use several strategies to defend against deportation and bring your loved one home.

Cancellation of Removal for a Non-Legal Permanent Resident, or an EOIR-42B – An immigrant in removal proceedings can become a lawful permanent resident, and have their proceedings canceled if they meet three criteria.

(1) The individual has been physically present in the U.S. for at least 10 years before their Immigration Court proceedings began;

(2) The individual has been of good moral character for 10 years; and

(3) That a citizen of the United States or legal permanent resident child, spouse, or parent will suffer extreme and exceptionally unusual hardship if the individual is removed from the United States

Adjustment of Status, or AOS– An application for permanent residency based on an approved immigrant visa, whether family or employment based, may be a viable defense against deportation.

Removal of Conditional Residence (Form I-751) – If a conditional permanent resident does not timely file a Form I-751 to remove the condition on their residence, or it is denied, they may be subject to removal proceedings. A renewed petition can be a tool for convincing a judge to prevent a judge from removing your loved one. We can assist with this petition.

Criminal and Non-Criminal Waivers – You may not be deportable even if you have a criminal past. Criminal waivers – such as 212(c), 212(h) and EOIR-42A Cancellation of Removal for Legal Permanent Residents to many permanent residents.

Non-citizens can often obtain different Visas – such as a U visa, green card or an employment visa with a waiver for past “bad acts” that might make someone “inadmissible.” We can help prepare these sensitive defenses and the necessary paperwork. This includes the I-601A waiver that may require to recalendar or terminate deportation proceeding from a Motion for Administrative Closure.

Motions To The Court – Diaspora Law always works with the government and their attorneys to ensure the best possible result for our clients. Often requesting a government attorney to use their prosecutorial discretion to close or terminate removal proceedings is sufficient. When a case is closed, we can even help to secure work authorization for the former detainee.

When prosecutorial discretion is unavailable, several motions are nonetheless. Where the charges on a Notice to Appear are incorrect a Motion to Terminate can end proceedings smoothly. Where a client has been detained by ICE or in violation of constitutional due process a Motion to Suppress damaging evidence can terminate proceedings as well.

Exceptions to Deportation – Many non-citizens have protections under United States law if they fit into one of several protected groups, you have likely heard of many of the laws that provide these protections.

DACA, or Deferred Action for Certain Childhood Arrivals is available for children who were brought to the United States, have attended school in the United States and have not left the United States for an extended period.

TPS, or Temporary Protected Status is available for people from countries that the United States has deemed unsafe to return. Citizens from El Salvador, Honduras or Venezuela, for example, have had TPS status.

NACARA, or the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act can assist in preventing the deportation of certain people, and their dependents, if the are nationals from Cuba, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador or from a former Soviet bloc country.

Asylum is available for people who have been persecuted against or fear they will suffer from persecution because they are of a race, religion, nationality, or a member of a particular social group (being homosexual for instance), or due to political opinion. These requirements can be complicated, and we can help prepare your defense.

VAWA, or the Violence Against Women Act is available for victims of abuse or crime, most often domestic violence from a legal permanent resident or aUnited States citizen, to terminate deportation proceedings for themselves and their dependents. Where an abuser is not a legal permanent resident or United States citizen, a U Visa may be available for the victim and dependents instead.

Voluntary Departure – Where an individual no longer wishes to remain in the United States or would like to return on a legitimate visa, later on, voluntary departure may be the best option, rather than continue through Immigration Court.

DIASPORA LAW CAN HELP TODAY
Diaspora Law specializes in the defense of immigrants who have been detained and placed into removal and deportation proceedings. We can help! If you or a loved one has been detained or is being held in a Detention Facility and need legal representation, please contact our Immigration Attorneys and Legal Counselors at Diaspora Law: 1-800-919-9280

Detained in Berks Family Residential Center? Diaspora Law’s Immigration Lawyers Can Help!

DIASPORA LAW CAN HELP TODAY
Diaspora Law specializes in the defense of immigrants who have been detained and placed into removal and deportation proceedings. We can help! If you or a loved one has been detained or is being held in a Detention Facility and need legal representation, please contact our Immigration Attorneys and Legal Counselors at Diaspora Law: 1-800-919-9280

https://www.ice.gov/detention-facility/berks-family-residential-center

FAQ ABOUT BERKS FAMILY RESIDENTIAL CENTER:
Philadelphia Field Office
1040 Berks Road
Leesport, PA, 19533

WEBSITE: https://www.ice.gov/detention-facility/berks-family-residential-center

VISITING HOURS FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY:
All visitors must have an appointment.  Appointments can be made by contacting a caseworker at (610) 396-0310, ext. 2360 or 2361, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. seven days a week. If a visitor arrives who did not schedule an appointment, a decision will be made on a case by case basis as to whether the visit will be allowed.  Visitation is conducted seven days a week between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Visits may be for any length of time, but cannot interfere with programming (meals, medical, court, etc.).

  • All visitors are required to enter the center through the main entrance, located directly across from the main parking lot in the front of the building.
  • Adult visitors must present a valid, verifiable government-issued photo identification card to enter the center.
  • Minors must be accompanied by an adult. At the discretion of management, a minor (under the age of 18) without positive identification may be admitted if the accompanying adult visitor vouches for his or her identity. Minors must remain under the direct supervision of the adult visitor at all times during the visit.
  • Visitors must secure all personal belongings in their vehicle prior to entering the center. Residents are not permitted to accept any item from a visitor unless approved by Management beforehand.
  • Visitors must wear appropriate and socially acceptable attire.
  • All visits will be monitored.
  • Any disruptive conduct by any party during a visit will result in the termination of the visit and may have an adverse effect on future visits.

VISITING HOURS FOR LAWYERS/ATTORNEY/LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES:
Legal representatives of residents are authorized to visit their clients during the following hours:
Legal visitation is conducted seven days a week between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Legal representatives must schedule an appointment and are required to submit visitation requests 72 hours in advance of their initial visit and at least 24 hours in advance of additional visits.  Appointments can be made by contacting a caseworker at (610) 396-0310, ext. 2360 or 2361, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. seven days a week. Pre-cleared legal visitors or attorneys will generally not be rejected if they do not provide 24 hour advanced notification; however, failing to provide notice may delay the visit based on time and or space limitations.

CONTACT PHONE NUMBERS AND INFORMATION:
Center Main Telephone Line: (610) 396-0310
Field Office Main Telephone Line: (215) 656-7162

If you need information about a detainee that is housed at this facility, you may call (610) 816-0743 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. When you call, please have the individual’s biographical information ready, including first, last and hyphenated names, any aliases he or she may use, date of birth and country of birth.

Detainees cannot receive incoming calls. If you need to get in touch with a resident to leave an urgent message, you must call (610) 816-0743 and leave the resident’s full name, alien registration number and your name and telephone number where you can be reached. The resident will be given your message.

OPPORTUNITIES AND STRATEGIES FOR DEFENSE

Diaspora Law can use several strategies to defend against deportation and bring your loved one home.

Cancellation of Removal for a Non-Legal Permanent Resident, or an EOIR-42B – An immigrant in removal proceedings can become a lawful permanent resident, and have their proceedings canceled if they meet three criteria.

(1) The individual has been physically present in the U.S. for at least 10 years before their Immigration Court proceedings began;

(2) The individual has been of good moral character for 10 years; and

(3) That a citizen of the United States or legal permanent resident child, spouse, or parent will suffer extreme and exceptionally unusual hardship if the individual is removed from the United States

Adjustment of Status, or AOS– An application for permanent residency based on an approved immigrant visa, whether family or employment based, may be a viable defense against deportation.

Removal of Conditional Residence (Form I-751) – If a conditional permanent resident does not timely file a Form I-751 to remove the condition on their residence, or it is denied, they may be subject to removal proceedings. A renewed petition can be a tool for convincing a judge to prevent a judge from removing your loved one. We can assist with this petition.

Criminal and Non-Criminal Waivers – You may not be deportable even if you have a criminal past. Criminal waivers – such as 212(c), 212(h) and EOIR-42A Cancellation of Removal for Legal Permanent Residents to many permanent residents.

Non-citizens can often obtain different Visas – such as a U visa, green card or an employment visa with a waiver for past “bad acts” that might make someone “inadmissible.” We can help prepare these sensitive defenses and the necessary paperwork. This includes the I-601A waiver that may require to recalendar or terminate deportation proceeding from a Motion for Administrative Closure.

Motions To The Court – Diaspora Law always works with the government and their attorneys to ensure the best possible result for our clients. Often requesting a government attorney to use their prosecutorial discretion to close or terminate removal proceedings is sufficient. When a case is closed, we can even help to secure work authorization for the former detainee.

When prosecutorial discretion is unavailable, several motions are nonetheless. Where the charges on a Notice to Appear are incorrect a Motion to Terminate can end proceedings smoothly. Where a client has been detained by ICE or in violation of constitutional due process a Motion to Suppress damaging evidence can terminate proceedings as well.

Exceptions to Deportation – Many non-citizens have protections under United States law if they fit into one of several protected groups, you have likely heard of many of the laws that provide these protections.

DACA, or Deferred Action for Certain Childhood Arrivals is available for children who were brought to the United States, have attended school in the United States and have not left the United States for an extended period.

TPS, or Temporary Protected Status is available for people from countries that the United States has deemed unsafe to return. Citizens from El Salvador, Honduras or Venezuela, for example, have had TPS status.

NACARA, or the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act can assist in preventing the deportation of certain people, and their dependents, if the are nationals from Cuba, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador or from a former Soviet bloc country.

Asylum is available for people who have been persecuted against or fear they will suffer from persecution because they are of a race, religion, nationality, or a member of a particular social group (being homosexual for instance), or due to political opinion. These requirements can be complicated, and we can help prepare your defense.

VAWA, or the Violence Against Women Act is available for victims of abuse or crime, most often domestic violence from a legal permanent resident or aUnited States citizen, to terminate deportation proceedings for themselves and their dependents. Where an abuser is not a legal permanent resident or United States citizen, a U Visa may be available for the victim and dependents instead.

Voluntary Departure – Where an individual no longer wishes to remain in the United States or would like to return on a legitimate visa, later on, voluntary departure may be the best option, rather than continue through Immigration Court.

DIASPORA LAW CAN HELP TODAY
Diaspora Law specializes in the defense of immigrants who have been detained and placed into removal and deportation proceedings. We can help! If you or a loved one has been detained or is being held in a Detention Facility and need legal representation, please contact our Immigration Attorneys and Legal Counselors at Diaspora Law: 1-800-919-9280

Detained in Karnes County Residential Center? Diaspora Law’s Immigration Lawyers Can Help!

DIASPORA LAW CAN HELP TODAY
Diaspora Law specializes in the defense of immigrants who have been detained and placed into removal and deportation proceedings. We can help! If you or a loved one has been detained or is being held in a Detention Facility and need legal representation, please contact our Immigration Attorneys and Legal Counselors at Diaspora Law: 1-800-919-9280

https://www.ice.gov/detention-facility/karnes-county-residential-center

FAQ ABOUT KARNES COUNTY RESIDENTIAL CENTER:
San Antonio Field Office
409 FM 1144
Karnes City, TX 78118

WEBSITE: https://www.ice.gov/detention-facility/karnes-county-residential-center

VISITING HOURS FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY:
Friends and Family may visit residents seven days a week from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., including holidays.

  • Residents are allotted one hour for visitation. More time may be authorized by the Facility Administrator for family members traveling significant distances dependent upon the number of visitors and staff availability.
  • Adult visitors must present a valid, verifiable government-issued identification card to enter the facility.
  • Minors who are visiting the facility must be accompanied by an adult guardian (18 years or older). Minors must not be left unaccompanied in the waiting room, visiting room or any other area.

VISITING HOURS FOR LAWYERS/ATTORNEY/LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES:
Legal representatives of residents are authorized to visit their clients during the following hours:
Attorneys and/or paralegals may visit residents seven days a week from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., including holidays.

CONTACT PHONE NUMBERS AND INFORMATION:
Facility Main Telephone Line: (830) 254-2500
Field Office Main Telephone Line: (210) 283-4750

If you need information about a detainee that is housed at this facility, you may call 830-254-2500 between the hours of 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. When you call, please have the individual’s biographical information ready, including first, last and hyphenated names, any aliases he or she may use, date of birth and country of birth.

Detainees cannot receive incoming calls. If you need to get in touch with a detainee to leave an urgent message, you must call 830-254-2000 and leave the resident’s full name, alien registration number and your name and telephone number where you can be reached. The resident will be given your message.

OPPORTUNITIES AND STRATEGIES FOR DEFENSE

Diaspora Law can use several strategies to defend against deportation and bring your loved one home.

Cancellation of Removal for a Non-Legal Permanent Resident, or an EOIR-42B – An immigrant in removal proceedings can become a lawful permanent resident, and have their proceedings canceled if they meet three criteria.

(1) The individual has been physically present in the U.S. for at least 10 years before their Immigration Court proceedings began;

(2) The individual has been of good moral character for 10 years; and

(3) That a citizen of the United States or legal permanent resident child, spouse, or parent will suffer extreme and exceptionally unusual hardship if the individual is removed from the United States

Adjustment of Status, or AOS– An application for permanent residency based on an approved immigrant visa, whether family or employment based, may be a viable defense against deportation.

Removal of Conditional Residence (Form I-751) – If a conditional permanent resident does not timely file a Form I-751 to remove the condition on their residence, or it is denied, they may be subject to removal proceedings. A renewed petition can be a tool for convincing a judge to prevent a judge from removing your loved one. We can assist with this petition.

Criminal and Non-Criminal Waivers – You may not be deportable even if you have a criminal past. Criminal waivers – such as 212(c), 212(h) and EOIR-42A Cancellation of Removal for Legal Permanent Residents to many permanent residents.

Non-citizens can often obtain different Visas – such as a U visa, green card or an employment visa with a waiver for past “bad acts” that might make someone “inadmissible.” We can help prepare these sensitive defenses and the necessary paperwork. This includes the I-601A waiver that may require to recalendar or terminate deportation proceeding from a Motion for Administrative Closure.

Motions To The Court – Diaspora Law always works with the government and their attorneys to ensure the best possible result for our clients. Often requesting a government attorney to use their prosecutorial discretion to close or terminate removal proceedings is sufficient. When a case is closed, we can even help to secure work authorization for the former detainee.

When prosecutorial discretion is unavailable, several motions are nonetheless. Where the charges on a Notice to Appear are incorrect a Motion to Terminate can end proceedings smoothly. Where a client has been detained by ICE or in violation of constitutional due process a Motion to Suppress damaging evidence can terminate proceedings as well.

Exceptions to Deportation – Many non-citizens have protections under United States law if they fit into one of several protected groups, you have likely heard of many of the laws that provide these protections.

DACA, or Deferred Action for Certain Childhood Arrivals is available for children who were brought to the United States, have attended school in the United States and have not left the United States for an extended period.

TPS, or Temporary Protected Status is available for people from countries that the United States has deemed unsafe to return. Citizens from El Salvador, Honduras or Venezuela, for example, have had TPS status.

NACARA, or the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act can assist in preventing the deportation of certain people, and their dependents, if the are nationals from Cuba, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador or from a former Soviet bloc country.

Asylum is available for people who have been persecuted against or fear they will suffer from persecution because they are of a race, religion, nationality, or a member of a particular social group (being homosexual for instance), or due to political opinion. These requirements can be complicated, and we can help prepare your defense.

VAWA, or the Violence Against Women Act is available for victims of abuse or crime, most often domestic violence from a legal permanent resident or aUnited States citizen, to terminate deportation proceedings for themselves and their dependents. Where an abuser is not a legal permanent resident or United States citizen, a U Visa may be available for the victim and dependents instead.

Voluntary Departure – Where an individual no longer wishes to remain in the United States or would like to return on a legitimate visa, later on, voluntary departure may be the best option, rather than continue through Immigration Court.

DIASPORA LAW CAN HELP TODAY
Diaspora Law specializes in the defense of immigrants who have been detained and placed into removal and deportation proceedings. We can help! If you or a loved one has been detained or is being held in a Detention Facility and need legal representation, please contact our Immigration Attorneys and Legal Counselors at Diaspora Law: 1-800-919-9280

Detained in Central Texas Detention Facility? Diaspora Law’s Immigration Lawyers Can Help!

DIASPORA LAW CAN HELP TODAY
Diaspora Law specializes in the defense of immigrants who have been detained and placed into removal and deportation proceedings. We can help! If you or a loved one has been detained or is being held in a Detention Facility and need legal representation, please contact our Immigration Attorneys and Legal Counselors at Diaspora Law: 1-800-919-9280

https://www.ice.gov/detention-facility/central-texas-detention-facility-geo

FAQ ABOUT CENTRAL TEXAS DETENTION FACILITY (GEO):
San Antonio Field Office
218 South Laredo Street
San Antonio, TX 78207

WEBSITE: https://www.ice.gov/detention-facility/central-texas-detention-facility-geo

VISITING HOURS FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY:
5th, 6th, and 7th Floors
Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

2nd, 3rd, and 4th Floors
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

3rd Floor Females
Monday: 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

2nd, 3rd, 5th Seg., 7th Floor, Medical
Tuesday: 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

  • All visitors must be on the visitation list submitted by the detainee. Rules regarding visitation are posted on the 1st floor when family and friends enter the building. The warden may remove any visitor’s name from the visitation list for failure to comply with the visitation rules.
  • A maximum of 10 names may be submitted for the visitation list.  Only two visitors at a time. All visits are 20 minutes in length.
  • To ensure adequate time to process visitors through security, visitation sign up starts at 1200 p.m. and ands at 730 p.m.
  • The warden may grant special visits when circumstances warrant.
  • Adult visitors must present a valid, verifiable government-issued identification card to enter the facility.
  • Minors who are visiting the facility must be accompanied by an adult guardian (18 years or older). Minors must not be left unaccompanied in the waiting room, visiting room or any other area.

VISITING HOURS FOR LAWYERS/ATTORNEY/LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES:
Legal representatives of detainees are authorized to visit their clients during the following hours:
Attorneys and/or paralegals may visit detainees Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.

CONTACT PHONE NUMBERS AND INFORMATION:
Facility Main Telephone Line: (210) 227-5600
Field Office Main Telephone Line: (210) 283-4713

If you need information about a detainee that is housed at this facility, you may call (210) 967-7015 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. When you call, please have the individual’s biographical information ready, including first, last and hyphenated names, any aliases he or she may use, date of birth and country of birth.

Detainees cannot receive incoming calls. If you need to get in touch with a detainee to leave an urgent message, you must call (210) 967-7015 and leave the detainee’s full name, alien registration number and your name and telephone number where you can be reached. The detainee will be given your message.

OPPORTUNITIES AND STRATEGIES FOR DEFENSE

Diaspora Law can use several strategies to defend against deportation and bring your loved one home.

Cancellation of Removal for a Non-Legal Permanent Resident, or an EOIR-42B – An immigrant in removal proceedings can become a lawful permanent resident, and have their proceedings canceled if they meet three criteria.

(1) The individual has been physically present in the U.S. for at least 10 years before their Immigration Court proceedings began;

(2) The individual has been of good moral character for 10 years; and

(3) That a citizen of the United States or legal permanent resident child, spouse, or parent will suffer extreme and exceptionally unusual hardship if the individual is removed from the United States

Adjustment of Status, or AOS– An application for permanent residency based on an approved immigrant visa, whether family or employment based, may be a viable defense against deportation.

Removal of Conditional Residence (Form I-751) – If a conditional permanent resident does not timely file a Form I-751 to remove the condition on their residence, or it is denied, they may be subject to removal proceedings. A renewed petition can be a tool for convincing a judge to prevent a judge from removing your loved one. We can assist with this petition.

Criminal and Non-Criminal Waivers – You may not be deportable even if you have a criminal past. Criminal waivers – such as 212(c), 212(h) and EOIR-42A Cancellation of Removal for Legal Permanent Residents to many permanent residents.

Non-citizens can often obtain different Visas – such as a U visa, green card or an employment visa with a waiver for past “bad acts” that might make someone “inadmissible.” We can help prepare these sensitive defenses and the necessary paperwork. This includes the I-601A waiver that may require to recalendar or terminate deportation proceeding from a Motion for Administrative Closure.

Motions To The Court – Diaspora Law always works with the government and their attorneys to ensure the best possible result for our clients. Often requesting a government attorney to use their prosecutorial discretion to close or terminate removal proceedings is sufficient. When a case is closed, we can even help to secure work authorization for the former detainee.

When prosecutorial discretion is unavailable, several motions are nonetheless. Where the charges on a Notice to Appear are incorrect a Motion to Terminate can end proceedings smoothly. Where a client has been detained by ICE or in violation of constitutional due process a Motion to Suppress damaging evidence can terminate proceedings as well.

Exceptions to Deportation – Many non-citizens have protections under United States law if they fit into one of several protected groups, you have likely heard of many of the laws that provide these protections.

DACA, or Deferred Action for Certain Childhood Arrivals is available for children who were brought to the United States, have attended school in the United States and have not left the United States for an extended period.

TPS, or Temporary Protected Status is available for people from countries that the United States has deemed unsafe to return. Citizens from El Salvador, Honduras or Venezuela, for example, have had TPS status.

NACARA, or the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act can assist in preventing the deportation of certain people, and their dependents, if the are nationals from Cuba, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador or from a former Soviet bloc country.

Asylum is available for people who have been persecuted against or fear they will suffer from persecution because they are of a race, religion, nationality, or a member of a particular social group (being homosexual for instance), or due to political opinion. These requirements can be complicated, and we can help prepare your defense.

VAWA, or the Violence Against Women Act is available for victims of abuse or crime, most often domestic violence from a legal permanent resident or aUnited States citizen, to terminate deportation proceedings for themselves and their dependents. Where an abuser is not a legal permanent resident or United States citizen, a U Visa may be available for the victim and dependents instead.

Voluntary Departure – Where an individual no longer wishes to remain in the United States or would like to return on a legitimate visa, later on, voluntary departure may be the best option, rather than continue through Immigration Court.

DIASPORA LAW CAN HELP TODAY
Diaspora Law specializes in the defense of immigrants who have been detained and placed into removal and deportation proceedings. We can help! If you or a loved one has been detained or is being held in a Detention Facility and need legal representation, please contact our Immigration Attorneys and Legal Counselors at Diaspora Law: 1-800-919-9280

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