It is no wonder that deportation strikes fear in the hearts of millions of people in this country. People that have made a life for themselves and settled down in the United States face losing everything, often in the blink of an eye. Fortunately, being placed in removal proceedings does not automatically mean that you will be forced to leave the country. Just as there are many reasons for deportation, there are also several different defenses a person can use to remain in the country. Deportation defense attorneys in Chicago will understand what these are and will use them to give you the best chance of a favorable outcome.
A person may face deportation for many reasons. If you have a green card or a visa, it is essential that you renew these documents when they expire. If you do not have the proper documentation that proves you are legally in the country, you may be placed into removal proceedings. Also, if it is found that you never held a green card or a visa and you entered the country illegally, you may also face deportation.
If you commit a crime while you are in the United States, even if you are a lawful permanent resident, you are also at risk for being placed into removal proceedings. In this instance, the federal government will revoke your green card and you may be deported.
If the government deems that you are eligible for deportation, they will send you a Notice to Appear. That notice will detail the immigration court where your hearing will be held, and the date and time you are expected to appear. It is crucial that you attend this hearing. It may be the only time you have the opportunity to admit or deny the accusations. Even prior to attending this hearing, a deportation defense lawyer in Chicago may file a motion to terminate your case.
Too often people do not think there is anything they can do about the situation once they are placed in removal proceedings. Fortunately, there are many defenses available to fight deportation. The most common of these are family reasons. For example, if you have a spouse or an adult child who is an American citizen, that can provide a defense to deportation. If you fear prosecution upon returning to your home country, you can also ask the judge to grant you asylum status, which will mean that you can remain in the country.
Even though there are many defenses to deportation, you should always work with a Chicago deportation defense attorney if you have been placed in removal proceedings. At Kriezelman, Burton & Associates, LLC, we understand how frightening it is to face deportation, and how to use the available defenses effectively to give you the best chance of remaining in the country. Call us today or contact us online to schedule a meeting with one of our experienced attorneys.
Great work from Brittni Rivera, extremely professional. I highly recommend to go with them especially for U visa cases.
Both Jake, who has since relocated, and Lauren (current) are a saving grace to those who they’ve helped. Lauren, who I am working with currently, cannot be more attentive, understanding, and humble in the work and reassurance she gives you. She never makes you feel like you are any less due to your circumstance, she speaks to you more humanely and with compassion more than even a friend or family may. If you’re in the market for an attorney that cares, does her best to accommodate your circumstance and limitations while working your case, I can not recommend enough Lauren.…
Very intelligent, very much helpful, and always answer any question in your mind. Always immediate replies to my questions. Very much trustful. Thank u very much.
Simply put, I shouldn't be here. I had a really complex immigration case and all the firms that we consulted with told us that I virtually had no chance of staying here in the United States for my son. All except Kriezelman Burton.