Being threatened with deportation is every immigrant’s worst nightmare. When someone has worked their hardest to gain entry into the United States to provide a better life for themselves and their family, the threat of removal can destroy everything they have worked to achieve. Our Virginia immigration team outlines how you can fight deportation below.
Grounds For Removal
It is important to understand the grounds on which the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) deems individuals removable from the United States.
Here are the most common criminal grounds for deportation outlined by the DHS:
- Crimes of moral turpitude: these are actions or behaviors that violate the sentiment or accepted standard of a community.
- Aggravated felonies
- Drug convictions
- Firearm convictions
- Domestic violence crimes
There are also non-criminal grounds for which an individual can be eligible for removal:
- Marriage fraud
- Overstaying a visa
- Unlawful voting
- The individual falsely claimed to be a U.S. citizen
- The individual is deemed a threat to the United States
Even if these allegations may be true to your particular case, there are still ways in which you can be defended.
Fighting Against Deportation
Before being removed from the U.S., every individual must be allowed the due process of law. It begins with a hearing performed before an immigration judge that will review any evidence brought against the defendant. This judge will also determine whether the defendant will be allowed to remain in-country or if they will be deported.
Fighting against deportation involves more than just disproving the allegations brought against an individual. It can also include pursuing options that will safeguard your freedom in the future. Here are some of those opportunities:
- Applying for citizenship
- Gaining a provisional waiver
- Applying for asylum
- An adjustment of status
- Gaining a suspension or cancellation of removal
The best way to help ensure your immigration rights are upheld is to consult with an experienced team of attorneys about your case. With decades of experience and success behind us, Yacub Law Offices is uniquely prepared to help you find success.
To find out how our team can assist in your deportation case, contact us today through our website or give us a call at (703) 552-5051 to schedule a consultation!