Whether you are facing a deportation hearing because you are in the country illegally, or you are being deported because you violated the terms of your visa or green card, you will need the assistance of an experienced attorney to ensure the best outcome for you and your family. Our immigration attorneys are admitted to practice before the immigration court and will work tirelessly to obtain release on bond and relief from removal for those who are being detained by the government.
Anyone who is not a United States citizen can be deported. According to the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act, below are just some of the reasons foreign citizens can be deported:
- A person is in the country illegally (without a visa or a green card).
- A person remains in the country after their visa has expired.
- A person used fraud to obtain their visa, citizenship, or green card (such as marriage fraud).
- A person violates the terms of their visa or green card.
- A person falsely represents that they are a U.S. citizen.
- A person helps smuggle an illegal immigrant into the United States.
- A person is convicted of a crime of moral turpitude, such as violent crime, kidnapping, theft, fraud, or conspiracy.
- A person violates certain terms of a protection order.
- A person fails to register as a sex offender.
- A person violates the Military Selective Service Act or the Trading With the Enemy Act.
- A person is engaged in spying, terrorism, or any threat to national security.
Relief from removal is a constantly-changing and difficult area of the law. Those who have resided in the U.S. for many years and have qualifying U.S. citizen or permanent resident family members may apply to cancel their removal.
Green card holders in proceedings can also apply to cancel their removal under specific criteria. Other forms of relief from removal can include applications for asylum or adjustment of status through an immediate relative. At Dworken and Bernstein, we can help you understand the law, understand your case, and help you plan a course of action. In addition to the immigration court, we provide legal assistance before the Board of Immigration Appeals. Call us today to speak with an experienced immigration attorney about your deportation case and get your questions answered. We can protect your rights and maximize the chance that you can stay in or return to the United States.