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Supreme Court Ruling Leads to Dismissal of Thousands of Deportation Cases

Deportation Cases

A recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court may provide real help for immigrants facing deportation proceedings. On June 21, 2018, the court made a ruling on Pereira v. Sessions that found that notices to appear in immigration proceedings must contain a date and time of appearance as well as a place at which to appear. This led to a wave of dismissals of deportation cases in the ten weeks following the ruling and may offer an avenue of appeal for those still awaiting a decision from the immigration courts.

Thousands of Deportation Cases Terminated

Over 9,000 deportation cases were terminated in Summer 2018 as a result of the ruling made by the Supreme Court and challenges filed by attorneys on behalf of their clients. Nearly all the dismissed cases involved notices to appear that did not contain the date and time that the defendant was to appear in immigration court. Without this information, the notices were not legally valid. The Pereira v. Sessions ruling prevented federal immigration courts from pursuing deportation proceedings and orders against individuals who received this incomplete and faulty paperwork.

The Need for Legal Representation

The dismissal of thousands of deportation cases during the period following the Pereira v. Sessions ruling is an excellent example of the value of a qualified Miami deportation defense lawyer in pursuing remedies for clients. A Miami deportation defense lawyer can identify issues with the paperwork filed by the government and can use these errors to have cases dismissed or reevaluated. This can provide you and your family with added confidence in your ability to resolve visa issues and stop deportation proceedings that could split up your family and cause serious damage to your future prospects in the U.S.

If you need a qualified and knowledgeable Miami deportation defense lawyer, Pozo Goldstein can provide you with expert legal representation for your immigration and deportation case. We work with families just like yours to provide the most effective help for issues with visas, immigration concerns and difficulties with federal agencies. Our team includes a former judge and two former prosecutors in the immigration courts, which ensures that you have the right legal expertise on your side when it counts most. Give our offices a call today at 305-856-0400 to set a time for your free in-office consultation with us. At Pozo Goldstein, we are committed to helping you continue to pursue your American dreams.