According to CBSNEWS, in the fiscal year 2020, ICE said it carried out more than 185,000 deportations, significantly fewer than the 226,000 immigrants deported in 2017. The last time ICE deportations were lower was in 2005 when 180,000 deportations were carried out. There are multiple reasons why a person may be facing removal or may be at risk for removal from the United States.
Individuals facing removal – also known as deportation – from the United States require immediate assistance from a knowledgeable attorney. Choosing an experienced lawyer to represent you in immigration court is not only crucial to protect your rights but also to preserve any forms of relief that may be available to you.
The law is continuously changing, so it is critical that you consult with an immigration attorney if you are at risk of removal or currently detained or in removal proceedings.