Understanding Various Legal Procedures
Before proceeding, it is always best to be educated attorney at your side that can walk you through each step. In order to better understand the various legal procedures and laws associated with the aforementioned issues, we have provided detailed information on each topic:
In cases of deportation involving Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), you may be detained for a lengthy time in an ICE facility. Paying forth money for immigration bonds may be an option so that you may be released until the court comes to a decision on your case.
There are various reasons for deportation, but the most common reasons deal with breaking immigration or criminal laws. When facing the prospect of deportation out of the United States, you have the right to prepare a defense and appeal against the Board of Immigration Appeals.
Cancellation of Removal
There is a possibility that you can apply for cancellation of your deportation and given permanent residence. To qualify, you must have been living in the U.S. for ten years continuously as well as other requirements.
Adjustment of Status
Changing your status from a green card to a visa to avoid deportation is a possibility, but there are certain requirements that must be met and there must be visas available. If you have illegally entered the U.S., you will not be eligible to adjust your status and stay in this country.
The course of becoming a U.S. citizen is called naturalization. It can be a long and arduous procedure and it is vitally important that you have a qualified immigration attorney by your side to walk you through the application process. Determining eligibility is the first step and there are very strict requirements that must be adhered to.
Applying for asylum in order to become a U.S. citizen must be proven by facts that show that persecution awaits you upon your return to your home country. Your family may also apply for asylum, however, you cannot get clearance to work at the same time you request asylum.
Temporary Protected Status
If you are not considered a national security risk and you have been living in the United States because your home country is deemed unsafe, you may be able to apply for Temporary Protected Status. The home nation must be considered dangerous due to wars, natural disasters or other traumatic events.
Waiver of Inadmissibility
This waiver allows for certain criminal actions to be dismissed so that individuals can stay within the U.S. and not be deported. It covers crimes of moral turpitude that stray from common moral standards such as fraud, possession of marijuana, and prostitution.
Immigration and Crime
If you are pursuing immigration, but have been accused of a criminal offense, it is vital that you realize how drastically this can affect your immigration status. Even for those that have become lawful immigrants, deportation is still a possibility if a crime is committed. Contact an immigration attorney from my firm straight away if you have been arrested for any sort of crime.