For people who carry green cards or nonimmigrant visas, there is a certain level of freedom that comes with having the legal right to be in the United States. However, even those who have a green card or a nonimmigrant visa are under the same rules and laws that U.S. citizens are, such as avoiding committing crimes and legal violations. If you are a non-citizen and have committed some type of crime, you are likely worried about the possibility of deportation, and attorneys understand that this is a high-stress time for you. We believe in fighting for our clients so they can have the future they deserve. Do not hesitate to reach out to us if you are concerned about your deportation status in the U.S. For more information or to set up a consultation with a lawyer, contact a law firm now.
When might the U.S. government deport someone who is a non-citizen?
There are many grounds for which someone who is not a U.S. citizen can be deported. Some of these are:
- The person committed marriage fraud.
- Within five years of entering the United States, the person in question smuggled an illegal alien in the United States.
- The person got married less than two years before they received their green card and then had their marriage terminated or annulled within the next two years. For this not to be a case of fraud, the person must provide solid proof that it was a legitimate marriage.
- The person committed a crime of moral turpitude.
- The person committed sexual assault but failed to register as a sex offender.
- A judge has convicted the person of illegally buying, possessing, or selling items like drugs, weapons, or firearms.
- The person falsely represented themselves as a U.S. citizen. If they can provide solid evidence that they truly believed they were a U.S. citizen, this may be negated.
- The person participated in any way in espionage, terrorist activity, genocide, or Nazi persecution.
While some of these may seem like unlikely scenarios, it is possible that you have done something that the government believes is worth your deportation. When this is the case, having one of our attorneys on your side can benefit you greatly because we can help determine a reasonable defense to try to avoid deportation.
Is it possible to fight deportation on my own?
When it comes to the U.S. government deporting you and sending you back to your home country, this is a situation where you would want the best representation possible when it comes to creating a solid defense and it comes to speaking out in court. When your life in the U.S. hangs in the balance, why leave it to chance and hope you can fight it on your own? Attorneys believe there are two sides to every story and will pore over the details of your case to ensure you are well-prepared when you fight the grounds for deportation.