Individuals in South Carolina who are facing deportation may wonder what is involved in the process. The federal government office that deals with deportations is called the Executive Office for Immigration Review. It is part of the U.S. Department of Justice.
There are several different types of hearings that may occur depending on the circumstances. A bond redetermination hearing is for an individual who has been released on a bond. The amount of the bond may be changed at this type of hearing. A rescission hearing is for determining whether a person should have permanent residency revoked on the grounds that it was not legally gained. In a withholding-only hearing, a deportation may be halted if the individual can be protected under the Convention Against Torture or the Immigration and Nationality Act.
Removal hearings allow an individual to apply for forms of relief from removal. There are different types of relief available, and individuals must meet certain criteria to avail themselves of the relief.
Immigration law can be complex, and in some cases, people may think they have taken the proper steps in order to remain in the country only to find they have not. In other cases, laws may have changed, individuals may have been given been advice or they may have gone through the wrong channels. Others may have tried to avoid contact with immigration authorities altogether in the belief that they would not be eligible for legal immigration. People who are facing deportation or who are interested in naturalization may wish to discuss their legal options with an attorney. It may be possible to make a compelling case for the person to remain in the country.