You have the right to an attorney. Even if you are not a United States citizen, this right is protected.
You have a right not to answer any questions relating to your religious or political beliefs, groups that you belong to or contribute to, things that you have done or said in the past, or where you have traveled.
You have the right to have an attorney visit you if you are in detention and represent you at any immigration hearings.
If you are detained, you have the right to make a phone call after you are detained.
If you are detained, you have the right to a bond hearing.
You may not be eligible for bond if you:
(1) have a previous deportation order.
(2) have certain criminal convictions.
(3) were arrested at the border/airport or
(4) the government suspects you have terrorist ties.
You have a right to a copy of your immigration file. You can make a request from your immigration judge or submit a “Freedom of Information Act” request to the Deportation Office.
You have a right to appeal an immigration judge decision to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIS) in a few circumstances.
(1) Decisions to deny or revoke (cancel) an immigrant petition (I-130) for a relative;
(2) denied applications for naturalization or citizenship; and
(3) orders of removal from the United States. Discuss your options with an immigration attorney.
You have a right to file a complaint about detention conditions or serious medical/mental health concerns with the detention facility.
Also file a complaint with Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Make sure to notify your lawyer, friends and family. Send complaint to the National Immigrant Justice Center and National Lawyers Guild.
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