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Merrillville Deportation Defense Lawyer

One of the most frightening things that a legal immigrant can receive from the government is an NTA. An NTA is a notice to appear before the immigration court. It is the first step in the process of deporting an immigrant who is otherwise here legally. The Department of Homeland Security is claiming that you have violated the terms of your visa. As frightening as this might be, you have the right to fight the deportation order.

Before the government can deport a legal immigrant, they must prove that they have a valid reason to do so. The Merrillville deportation defense attorneys at Kriezelman Burton & Associates have decades of experience helping legal immigrants fight deportation orders. Our attorneys will help you with the process of fighting the state’s case. The government must show valid legal cause before a deportation is ordered. Our attorneys can help you fight back.

The State Must Show Grounds to Deport a Legal Resident

In order to deport a legal alien who is here on a valid visa, the state must show specific grounds. These grounds can be divided into three categories:

  • Fraudulent application. Legal aliens who lied about their information on their visa application can be deported if the state can prove that any information they provided was false. The state, however, can bring a cause of action against the immigrant even if the suspect that the immigrant lied. Your attorney can force the state to prove that you provided false information or prove that the information you provided was true.
  • Aggravated felonies. Aggravated felonies generally consist of violent crimes, but there is no universal standard that defines specifically what an aggravated felony is. The judge will make a decision on a case-by-case basis. Your attorney’s job will be to show that any crime you committed does not rise to the standard of an “aggravated felony.”
  • Crimes of moral turpitude. Crimes of moral turpitude do not need to be violent crimes, but crimes that offend the cultural sensibilities of the country. For instance, drug crimes and prostitution are often considered crimes of moral turpitude. In addition, associating with a criminal or terrorist organization can also be considered a crime of moral turpitude even if you yourself did nothing wrong.

A Merrillville Deportation Defense Attorney can Help

The burden of proof is on the state to show that some crime that is committed rises to the standard of a deportable offense. Not every crime will. Your attorney’s job is to argue that, if you committed a crime, it does not rise to the standard of an aggravated felony or a crime of moral turpitude. The attorneys at Kriezelman Burton & Associates can help you by establishing that legal precedence favors your case before the immigration court. If you have been given an NTA, do not give up. Our Merrillville deportation defense attorneys can help. Give us a call or talk to us online to set up an appointment today.