While the state of California currently has the largest backlog of immigration cases at an estimated 140,676 cases outstanding at the end of July 2018, Florida is also experiencing a steep growth in the number of cases backed up in the immigration system of our state. According to figures compiled and analyzed by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse of Syracuse University, the backlog of cases in Florida has grown by 57 percent in the 2017 fiscal year. This represents longer wait times and increased stress on families waiting for resolution of their cases in our area.
Detention Cases Given Higher Priority
Individuals and families taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and other federal agencies and held in detention centers are prioritized in the immigration system, according to the Executive Office for Immigration Review. This means that deportations are still being processed more quickly than requests for asylum and applications for green cards by those who want to stay in the U.S. legally. Seeking the professional help of a West Palm Beach immigration lawyer can often be a good first step toward streamlining the process and securing the right to remain in the U.S. to pursue educational or employment goals.
Added Assistance for the Most Vulnerable
For those already in detention and those who are looking for the protection of legal permanent residency for themselves and their families, working with a West Palm Beach immigration lawyer can provide the expert representation needed to achieve the most positive results. In many cases, your West Palm Beach immigration lawyer can take legal action that can assist you in dealing with issues with ICE and other federal immigration authorities. This can ensure that you receive the representation needed to protect your legal rights and to cut through some of the red tape associated with immigration proceedings in the current political environment.
The experts at Pozo Goldstein can provide effective legal representation for all types of immigration cases. The team includes two former immigration prosecutors and a former judge, allowing Pozo Goldstein to provide the expertise and knowledge needed to counter arguments by federal immigration prosecutors and to achieve the most positive outcomes for our clients. Call us today at 561-578-4977 to schedule a free in-office consultation with our dedicated legal professionals. At Pozo Goldstein, we are committed to helping you and your family pursue your own American dreams.