There are a lot of people with families in the U.S. that have been struggling with the issue of deportation. Many of its citizens come from various nationalities, there are even instances wherein an individual have been in the country as a child and never got in touch with their biological parent. The threat of deportation lingers through the minds of these people and we have to accumulated some guidelines on how to avoid deportation.
Things to Remember
Immigration cannot remove a U.S. citizen. You may be a citizen if:
- you were born in the U.S.
- you were born in another country but one parent was a U.S. citizen and lived in the U.S. for certain periods of time prior to your birth
- you were born in another country but one or both of your parents naturalized and became citizens when you were under 18 and living in the U.S. as a lawful permanent resident (
- you were found in the U.S. while under the age of 5 and your parents are unknown
Crimes that Lead to Deportation
People who are trying to avoid this issue would need to know what to avoid.
Samples below are crimes that can get a green card holder or non-immigrant deported include the following:
- Alien Smuggling
- Document Fraud
- Domestic Violence
- Crimes of “Moral Turpitude”
- Drugs or Controlled substance offences
- Firearms Trafficking
- Money Laundering
- And of course classic crimes such as Rape, Murder, and any “Aggravated Felonies”
How to Avoid Deportation with a Felony
Even if you are a legal permanent resident but an immigrant, you can be deported. There are cases wherein an individual has been deported because of a crime done decades ago. Even if the person underwent rehabilitation process there is still a chance that this occurs due to immigration laws.
Immigration law is quite tricky and their cases can be very unpredictable in a sense. In case this occurs, you would need to find a good and trusted lawyer to back you up with your case. There are a lot of law firms who are very adept when it comes to this endeavour, especially in the U.S. where a lot of immigrants migrate.
The most important thing to consider is that you would need to be very truthful with your lawyer/s for them to fully understand the case and to find loopholes in the accusation related to deportation with felony.
If a felony has been done, may it be recent or occurred years ago, and the threat of deportation has been set in place. The lawyer would need to create a great defence to remanded a case back to the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) for reconsideration.
Ultimately, if you are an immigrant living in a foreign country, it is always best to know the laws and make sure you abide by them to avoid deportation. If you are an outstanding individual living in a foreign country, you migh actually have a chance to become a full fledged citizen of your beloved new found country.