The U.S. government retains the right to determine who can enter and stay in the country. When the government believes that a non-citizen should no longer be in the U.S., it can begin deportation proceedings in an immigration court.
Congress overhauled the nation’s immigration laws in 1997, which changed how the government goes about deporting people. Deportation proceedings are now called “removal proceedings,” unless they were begun before 1997. Nevertheless, the need for a strong defense is still the same, and the lawyers at Kriezelman Burton & Associates are prepared to defend you against the charges.
Many foreign nationals are deported because they have committed a crime, such as an aggravated felony or a “crime of moral turpitude.” If you face charges, then you should carefully consider how any plea deal will affect your eligibility to stay in the country.
Aggravated felonies are listed in Section 101(a)(43) of the Immigration and Nationality Act and include such crimes as:
By contrast, “crimes of moral turpitude” are not clearly defined but usually encompass crimes like theft, mail fraud, and wire fraud.
If you are in the U.S. on a work visa, then you might be deported because you lied on your visa application. For example, you might have made misrepresentations about your:
Unfortunately, it is easy to make mistakes in the application process, none of which are intentional attempts to mislead anyone. If you have been accused of lying on a visa application, you should immediately contact a Cook County deportation defense attorney.
Anyone placed into deportation or removal proceedings can request relief to halt the proceedings. This relief can include:
Many factors go into determining whether to bring a request for relief, and no two cases are exactly the same. What works for one client might not work for another. To determine whether you should seek relief, contact an immigration attorney today.
At Kriezelman Burton & Associates, we meet daily with foreign nationals who have received a Notice to Appear from ICE complete with allegations about why they face deportation/removal. We understand the fear and stress your family is going through, and we work tirelessly to defend our clients so that they can stay in the country.
If your immigration status is in jeopardy, or if you have concerns that it might be, we want to hear from you. Our experienced, aggressive Cook County deportation defense attorneys will review your situation and identify the best path forward. To schedule your free consultation, please call 312-332-2550 or send an online message.
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