Deportation Defense Attorney in North Carolina
Grounds for Removal
Immigration into the United States is a very delicate process. Likewise, maintaining one's legal right to live and work in the country is dependent on compliance with all relative laws and regulations. If an immigrant resident - even one with lawful permanent residency (a green card) - violates the terms of their visa, then they could face removal from the country. This process is also known as deportation.
An immigrant can be deported for a number of reasons. These include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Overstaying a visa
- Misrepresentation or fraud in applying for a visa or for naturalized citizenship
- Obtaining employment that is contrary to the terms of the visa
- State or federal arrests and convictions
- Crimes involving moral turpitude (CIMT)
- Conviction of an aggravated felony
I'm being deported. What do I do now?
If you or a loved one has been served a notice to appear, do not hesitate to retain a North Carolina immigration lawyer from Robert Brown LLC. Our firm has handled immigration cases for more than 40 years and each of our attorneys are seasoned litigators. With our help, you may be able to fight your removal in a number of different ways.
If you have been a lawful permanent resident for at least five years before being served your notice to appear, have resided continuously in the U.S. for at least seven years, and have no convictions for an aggravated felony, you may be able to obtain a cancellation of removal. Another option is to request a stay of removal, which will not prevent the removal altogether, but may allow you time to obtain an adjustment of status and legal residency before you are deported.
An immigrant may also be granted withholding of removal due to threat of the individual's life or freedom should they be sent back to their country of origin. Another possible defense against removal could include the United Nations' Convention Against Torture, which will require a strong argument proving that removal would be a form of inhuman treatment, torture, or punishment.
Call an Immigration Attorney Immediately!
If you are facing deportation, time is of the essence. Hire a North Carolina immigration lawyer right away to begin taking action against your removal and building a strong defense on your behalf. The North Carolina immigration lawyers at Robert Brown LLC practice no other form of law except for immigration law, making our firm one of the most focused and dedicated immigration firms in the area. We service clients across North Carolina, the United States, and the world, and we are prepared to fight aggressively against your deportation.
Contact our firm right away to schedule your initial case evaluation.