Helpful Articles

Herman Legal Group’s Richard Herman is a vocal advocate for immigrant rights, always staying on top of the latest immigration reforms and practices. Below are some articles written by Richard Herman that may help you gain a new perspective on the issues that today’s immigrants face.

Grounds of Inadmissibility to the United States

By |August 29th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Blogs|Tags: , , |

Certain activities can get you barred from entering the US, either indefinitely or until the ground of inadmissibility has been cured (failure to secure proper vaccinations, for instance).

Cancellation of Removal

By |August 20th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Blogs|Tags: , , |

Cancellation of removal is a one-time-only form of relief granted under court discretion. There are several factors the court will take into consideration when granting this relief. The requirements an immigrant must show differ for lawful permanent residents (LPRs), such as green card holders, and non-LPRs.

Key Issue to Flight Risk: Availability of Defenses to Removability

By |July 30th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Blogs|Tags: , , |

An alien seeking release on bond from immigration detention must address head-on the issue of whether they have viable defenses against removability. A viable defense means that the alien seeking temporary release from immigration detention has an interest in attending the removal proceedings because the alien has a viable defense to present to the Immigration Court. By this, they can show that they are not a flight risk and they can be trusted to attend the removal proceedings.

Motion to Withdraw Plea

By |July 24th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Blogs|Tags: , |

Over time, immigration reform has drastically extended the list of deportable offenses that put many immigrants at high risk of deportation based on criminal conduct. As a result, more people face the process of deportation than receiving the fair opportunity of obtaining citizenship. Furthermore, if you are a non-citizen charged with any criminal offense, it is critical to retain counsel knowledgeable in immigration law.

Motion for Bond Determination

By |July 23rd, 2019|Categories: Articles, Blogs|Tags: , , |

A motion for bond determination is a written request for a hearing by the alien who is detained. The alien may ask for a bond determination hearing by checking the box in the I-268 form (I do request an Immigration Judge review of this custody determination) or by orally asking the Immigration Judge for a hearing on bond determination.

“Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude” Explained

By |July 23rd, 2019|Categories: Articles, Blogs|Tags: , , |

As mentioned, crimes involving moral turpitude (CIMT) cannot be defined with precision. The general framework of CIMT goes beyond its plain language meaning of “inherently vile and morally reprehensible crimes,” but also stems from extended case law.

Am I eligible for a bond?

By |July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Articles, Blogs|Tags: , |

An alien who is currently detained in an immigration detention facility should consider, first, whether they are eligible to request for release on bond because not all detained aliens are eligible for release on bond. If an alien is not eligible for release on bond it would be useless to ask for a bond hearing.

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