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Fighting against Wrongful detention

Citizens who have been wrongfully jailed in immigration detention centers can’t reclaim the time they spent behind bars. However, they can seek restitution from the U.S. government. In addition, they may be able to sue the federal government for any personal injuries sustained as part of their wrongful detention or deportation. The Carlson Law Firm has a team of Civil Justice attorneys dedicated to helping victims who have had their rights violated.

Protecting Your rights

Protecting civil rights is essential to maintaining the democratic values of the United States. Our firm has a commitment to representing and protecting the rights of those who are facing unjust removal actions by the federal government. While the law is complex, one thing is clear: any violation of civil rights is unacceptable. Wrongful detention and deportation is a violation of your civil rights. By this act alone, you may be entitled to filing a lawsuit against the government.

Experience by Your side

Still, in spite of these differences, immigration court functions as a regular court. Because there will be an attorney representing the government at your proceeding, it is important to have an experienced civil rights attorney to represent you.

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Holds

If Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) suspects that you are in the United States without status, violated the terms of your visa or permanent residency, they can take action to detain you while they investigate. These investigations can take months or years to resolve. It is important that you understand that through every step of the process, you have rights—no matter what ICE agents tell you. ICE holds on U.S. citizens are illegal. When there is a violation of your civil rights, you may be able to bring a claim under the1983 Claim, Federal Tort Claims Act, or a Bivens Claim. A knowledgeable wrongful deportation civil rights lawyer from The Carlson Law Firm can help fight for the justice you deserve.

The Carlson Law Firm has the experience and knowledge necessary to get you and your family the best results possible. We have a compassionate and diverse legal team dedicated to keeping our clients a priority. Wrongful deportation is an egregious civil rights violation. If you are looking for to make yourself whole after wrongful deportation, a wrongful deportation civil rights lawyer from The Carlson Law Firm can help. Call us today for a free, no obligation consultation. We can answer your legal questions and help you decide your next step.

How are Civil Rights violated?

Citizens born in the United States may not have their citizenship revoked under any circumstances. As such, immigration authorities do not have the right to arrest U.S. citizens. It is a violation of your civil rights if you are an American citizen end up in an ICE hold or deported. However, this has not stopped ICE from illegally detaining and deporting citizens. When this illegal detainment and deportation occurs, the government is depriving U.S. citizens of rights, privileges, and immunities secured by the U.S. Constitution and laws.

ICE database error Deportations

A study from the University of Syracuse shows over a four-year period that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agents placed detainers on several hundred U.S. citizens. These wrongful detainers placed on American citizens were largely the result of an outdated database that ICE agents use. Citizens placed under an ICE detainer are usually there the result of name errors, birthdate mixups, and even clerical errors. If you were the victim of wrongful deportation or wrongful detention because of ICE database errors, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact The Carlson Law Firm to speak with a wrongful deportation civil justice attorney.

After you make it through your immigration proceedings and prove your citizenship, you may be unsure of how to rebuild your life. A wrongful deportation civil justice attorney can help you begin the process. We’ve had a four-decades-long commitment to protecting the civil rights of Americans all over the country. We believe that this is a duty essential to maintaining the values of the United States. Our complex immigration laws coupled with ICE database errors have led to serious violations of the rights of American citizens. Wrongful detention and deportation is a violation of your civil rights.

How we can Help

ICE database errors are not an excuse for wrongful deportations and detentions. Government officials telling you that you are not a citizen and ignoring your claims of citizenship is a violation of your civil rights. Being wrongfully deported to another country that you may have never been to can be a scary feeling. Even if ICE detention and deportations were limited to just a handful of people each year, this is still a gross miscarriage of justice.

Civil rights laws are complex and it may be hard to prove the government violated your rights on your own. However, with a Carlson Law Firm wrongful deportation civil rights attorney on your side, you will have an attorney who cares and can help.

We have more than 40 years of experience dedicated to protecting your rights. We offer free consultations and work on a contingency fee basis. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

Midwife signed Birth certificate

Since June 2009, U.S. citizens have been required to have passports when they enter or leave the United States soil to or from neighboring countries. To get a passport, citizens need to furnish a birth certificate. However, there have been growing concerns about passport denial and revocations, as well as wrongful detention and deportation for citizens with a midwife signed birth certificate. If you have been denied your rights as a U.S. citizen, contact The Carlson Law Firm to discuss your next steps with a qualified birth certificate wrongful deportation civil justice attorney.

In the federal government’s quest to keep undocumented immigrants from entering and staying in the United States, it is trampling on the rights of its citizens. In fact, this trampling of rights is becoming an increasing reality of citizens who have had their birth certificates signed by midwives. Many parents prefer home births—particularly those who can’t afford the rising costs of hospital deliveries or who live in remote areas of the country. In addition, a growing number of affluent, urban parents now prefer home births as well. However, because of allegations that midwives on the Texas border were selling birth certificates, those who have had certificates signed by a midwife are facing increasing scrutiny over their claims to U.S. citizenship. This has become a significant problem for those with Hispanic surnames and being born at home.

What can Happen?

Midwives accused of selling fraud birth certificates led to the widespread discrimination against those born in South Texas and delivered by a midwife. The few cases of birth certificate fraud have led to following struggles for anyone whose birth was witnessed and filed by a midwife:

  • Passport denials
  • Wrongful detentions in immigration detention centers
  • Entered into wrongful deportation proceedings
  • Stuck in another country because of sudden passport revocation

There's a Carlson Law Firm near you

With 12 locations throughout Texas, there’s a Carlson Law Firm near you. We have law offices located in Killeen, Temple, Waco, Round Rock, Austin, San Antonio, Laredo, Bryan, Lubbock, and Corpus Christi.

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