USCIS/ICE vs Immigration Judges: Who seems to be tougher or lenient when it comes to deportation decision?

Asked 11 months ago - Los Angeles, CA

I understand that it has to do with with evidence and all, but still if the attorneys here could answer this question based on their own experiences with both, it would be very helpful.

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman

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    Answered . USCIS has no authority to deport anyone. Immigration Judge do.


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    (213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration... more
  2. Arturo Angel Burga

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    Answered . USCIS cannot deport you; but can place you in deportation proceedings in front of an Immigration Judge. ICE is the police for Immigration who enforces the deportation orders. As far as Judges being lenient? It varies, depending on the judge and jurisdiction.

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  3. Wendy Rebecca Barlow

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    Answered . USCIS has no authority to issue a deportation/removal order. USCIS can only place you in removal/deportation proceedings. ICE can only issue a deportation/removal order if you consent to such an order. Otherwise, ICE will seek your removal/deportation proceedings and argue why it believes you should be removed. The Immigration Jusge can order your removal/deportation. As to how likely it is you are to be ordered removed/deported, depends upon too many factors to assess in a public forum. You should consult an experienced immigration attorney for more case specific information.

    Wendy R. Barlow, Esq, The Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal, P.L.L.C., 111 Broadway, Suite 1306, New York NY 10006, (... more
  4. Daniel Patrick Hanlon

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    Answered . Immigration Judges decide whether someone will be deported. ICE executes the orders of deportation.

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