Deportation, Removal, and Detention

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If you are legal permanent resident (LPR) of the United States (also called a "green card" holder) and you"ve been convicted of certain crimes or broken other immigration laws, ICE may put you into deportation proceedings. However, you may be able to apply for a one-time-only pardon that allows you to cancel your deportation.

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This guide is designed to help individuals with a final "order of removal, deportation, or exclusion" who are still in detention after 9 days. The law states that Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) has 9 days from the date you received your final order to remove you from the US.

In practice, it is a legal petition filed to challenge the government"s unlawful detention of a person. There are many different types of habeas corpus but in this guide we will only be discussing habeas corpus petitions that are filed in U.S. District Court to challenge your detention by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) under 28 U.S.C. § 2241. We will be simply calling these "habeas petitions" in this guide.

You should read through this guide if you think something ICE is alleging against you is wrong or if you want to fight your case even if it meansyou will have to wait a long time in detention. Denying charges against you in court will not necessarily help you win your case but it pushes the government lawyer to gather the evidence needed to prove that you are deportable. If she or he does not have the evidence then you may be able to apply for relief to stay in the United States.

This guide provides general information about the process to become a U.S. Legal Permanent Resident through "Adjustment of Status" while in custody of ICE.

If you, or someone you know, is in removal proceedings, this guide will help you understand the requirements and steps to build your case based on the "1-year cancellation of removal" legal remedy. If granted, it will stop your removal from the U.S. and will help you obtain a legal permanent resident card (green card).

This guide will give you the basics about these laws and explain how your might be able to use these laws to stop your deportation. We"ll also talk about how to apply and what kind of evidence you need for a strong case.

This booklet is for people who are in the custody of DHS and who have been placed in removal proceedings. "Removal" is what used to be called "deportation."