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Deferred Inspection in Miami, FL

Did you recently arrive in the United States?  Were you issued form I-546 for a deferred inspection in Miami, FL?  If so, you should consult with an immigration attorney immediately. 

Deferred inspection is a procedure conducted by Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) for arriving aliens when there is a concern about their admissibility into the United States.  Concerns over the admissibility of an arriving alien can arise from a criminal record, evidence of immigration fraud, or simply a lack of documentation.

Deferred inspection is allowed on a case by case basis at the discretion of the CBP officer.  If you are granted deferred inspection, you will be asked to return to one of the designated deferred inspection sites and possibly present certain documents. At that time, the officer will make a determination whether to legally admit you into the United States or initiate removal proceedings. 

Attorney for Deferred Inspection in Miami, FL

Being detained by a Customs and Border Protection officer can be stressful and scary, especially if you have to get into the country for an emergency. If you or someone you know was issued a form I-546 for a deferred inspection in Miami, Florida, then contact an experienced immigration attorney who will fight for your rights. 

Attorney E.J. Hubbs is a zealous advocate for immigrant rights and will fight to get you the best result. E.J. Hubbs takes cases in Miami-Dade County and throughout Miami including areas like Hialeah, Miami Gardens, Miami Beach, North and South Miami, Homestead, Kendall, and anywhere else in the area 

Call (305) 665-9040 for a consultation about your immigration case.

Deferred Inspection Criteria

 In general, a deferred inspection is permissible when an immediate decision cannot be made as to the entrant’s admissibility at a port of entry, and the officer believes these doubts can be overcome through the presentation of additional evidence. Additional evidence can include, further review of the case, posting a maintenance or departure bond, or other similar actions that can only be conducted at the deferred inspection site.

 Under CBP’s Field Inspection Manual, an officer should evaluate the following criteria when determining whether or not to allow deferred inspection:

  1. the likelihood that the alien will be able to establish eligibility;
  2. the type of documents lacking, and the ability to obtain necessary documentation;
  3. the alien’s good faith efforts to obtain necessary documents prior to arrival at the place of entry;
  4. the verification or establishment of the alien’s identity and nationality;
  5. age, health, and family ties;
  6. other humanitarian considerations;
  7. the likelihood that the alien would appear;
  8. the nature of possible inadmissibility; and
  9. the potential danger posed to society if the alien were to be paroled.

If the alien is clearly inadmissible or may pose a security risk of danger to society, the officer shall not defer the inspection and shall place the alien in removal proceedings or allow the alien to withdraw his or her application for admission.

Where is the Deferred Inspection Site in Miami, FL?

The inspection site for Miami, FL is at the General Aviation Facility at 3550 NW 57th Avenue, Miami, FL 33166.  It is open from Monday to Friday from 7:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Consequences for Failing to Appear at a Deferred Inspections Appointment

If you do not attend a deferred inspection appointment, you will be issued a notice to appear which will commence removal proceedings.  If this occurs, you should contact an attorney with experience in deportation defense

Additional Resources

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement - visit the official website of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to find information on Krome’s facility, contact information, visiting hours, bond information, and more.

U.S. Department of Justice  - find information on immigration court at Krome Detention Center.

U.S. Department of Justice  - find information on immigration court at the Miami Immigration Court at 333 South Miami Avenue in Miami, FL.

Department of Homeland Security - visit the Department of Homeland Security's official website to find information on the location of someone in ICE custody, updates on DHS and ICE immigration policies, and locations for DHS offices of the Chief Counsel.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”)  - Visit the official website of the CBP to find information on the rules and regulation for border security, locate deferred inspection sites in the United States, and receive travel updates and advisories.

Find An Attorney for a Deferred Inspection Appointment in Miami, FL

If you have a friend or a family member in Florida who has received a deferred inspection appointment from CBP in Miami, Florida, call Hubbs Law. Our experienced immigration attorney, E.J. Hubbs, will look at your immigration record, criminal record, the reason for deferred inspection, and prepare you for the appointment with CBP. 

Individuals who do not seek the advice of counsel prior to attending their deferred inspection appointment may increase the risk of inadmissibility or removable from the United States.

Immigration attorney E.J. Hubbs represents immigration clients in Miami and throughout Miami-Dade County, including Hialeah, Miami Gardens, Miami Beach, North and South Miami, Homestead, Kendall, and anywhere else in the area.

At Hubbs Law, your first consultation is always free.  E.J. Hubbs will discuss all aspects of your case with you and inform you of any immigration relief or defenses that might be applicable to your friend or family member’s case. 

Call today to schedule your consultation at (305) 665-9040 .

This Article Was Last Updated on Wednesday, March 1, 2017


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