North Carolina Deportation Defense Attorney
Grounds for Deportation & 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
- Criminal activities, including crimes involving moral turpitude (CIMT)
- Conviction of an aggravated felony
- Aiding another person in gaining illegal entry into the U.S. (such as marriage fraud)
In many instances, these types of violations could prevent an individual from being able to return to the U.S. in the future. To improve your chances of being able to avoid deportation, we advise you waste no time in hiring an experienced attorney who understands the ins and outs of deportation and removal proceedings.
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 Brown Immigration Law. 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 are facing deportation, you have several options:
- Cancellation of removal: 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.
- Stay 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.
- Withholding of removal: 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.
- United Nations' Convention Against Torture: 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.
We are skilled attorneys who truly understand how frightening immigration difficulties can be and that is why we have dedicated our careers to protecting immigrant rights. Our legal team has devised many compelling, removal defense strategies over the years and we are more than qualified to assist you with all of your immigration needs.
Call a Trusted Deportation Lawyer 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 Brown Immigration Law 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.