Under the current administration, there has been an increase in the number of illegal immigrants that are currently detained and are now in deportation (removal) proceedings. Attorney Barbara D. Villaverde understands that this is a very difficult experience. That is why she will see it that the detainee is personally visited at whichever facility the detained is presently at; whether he or she is detained at Krome in Miami, FLORIDA, Broward Transitional Center (BTC) Pompano Beach, FL, Glades (Moore Haven, FL) or Monroe County, FL.
If you, a family member, or a friend, has been detained by ICE, do not lose hope by believing there are no legal remedies available to him or her. Keep in mind that every situation is unique. That is why Ms. Villaverde will personally visit the detainee and analyze each factor relating to their case while also providing you with an in depth analysis of his or her case to help determine what rights are available to the person who is detained. These rights differ depending on whether he or she is detained at an airport, at a border, or anywhere else.
If you or someone you know is arrested at their place of employment, home, or on the street it is important to remain calm and understand their rights include:
*The right to remain silent and ask to speak to an Attorney.
*Under NO circumstance should you sign anything without first speaking to an attorney
*Possible documents you may be asked to sign include:
“Voluntary Departure” (agreeing to leave the United States on your own free will). Voluntary departure means that you agree to leave the United States, without the right to a hearing and possibly giving up the opportunity to return to the U.S.
“Stipulated Order of Removal” this means you waive your right to have your case presented before a judge and serves as a FINAL order of removal, signed by a judge.