Austin Removal & Deportation Defense Lawyer
Are You in Danger of Deportation?
Deportation, also referred to as “removal,” is a very serious
matter. Without a strong and effective defense, it means you will be sent
back to your home country and separated from any family members currently
residing in the U.S. After being removed, you may be barred from entering
the U.S. for many years or permanently. Because of the seriousness of
this matter, it is highly advisable that you seek the help of an attorney
who can fight for you in immigration court. At Zavala Law, PLLC, we have
years of experience in handling deportation/removal. We will do everything
legally possible to assist you or your family before the immigration courts.
Facing deportation? Talk to our Austin removal and deportation defense
(512) 488-3970 or
contact us online as soon as possible.
Removal & Deportation From the U.S.
You can be deported from the U.S. for a variety of reasons. One of the
simplest and most apparent reasons for removal is that you entered or
remained in the U.S. without legal status. However, even individuals with
a visa or green card can be deported for many reasons.
If you are detained by immigration officials or receive a Notice to Appear
to appear in immigration court, it is important to know that you will
not be immediately deported/removed from the U.S. The immigration system
generally allows everyone in deportation or removal proceedings to apply
for an immigration benefit to avoid being deported or removed.
Common reasons can include:
You committed a crime. The more serious that crime is considered to be, the more likely it will
lead to a removal. The crimes that can lead to removal are listed under
Section 237(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), such as drug
crimes, firearms crimes, the smuggling of other aliens into the U.S.,
human trafficking, domestic violence, crimes of “moral turpitude,”
(relating to dishonesty and violating good moral values), violent crimes
such as rape, murder, and manslaughter, and most aggravated felonies.
Even misdemeanors can be considered crimes that classify you for deportation
by immigrant officials.
You violated immigration law. For example, you may be accused of engaging in marriage fraud in order
to gain entry and a green card. Smuggling other foreign nationals into
the country also violates laws on immigration.
You are deemed a security risk due to terrorist activity, espionage, endangering the public, or engaging
into other illegal anti-government actions.
You violated the terms of your visa. For example, if you are visiting the U.S. as a tourist, you are prohibited
from working here. If you overstay your tourist, student, or other visa
without getting it renewed, you have violated its terms. Even failing
to advise immigration officials of your change of address as a green card
holder is a violation.
You have been found to be receiving public assistance. Green card holders must have proven that they will not become dependent
on free government services as a “public charge.” If it has
been found that you have gone onto welfare, gotten food stamps, free medical
care, or other governmental services, it can be a deportable offense.
When considered for removal, the first step will be that you receive a
Notice to Appear. This notice will instruct you when and where to appear
before a judge in immigration court. These notices can be issued by the
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), U.S. Immigration
and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or the U.S. Customs and Border Protection
(CBP). It is important to know that you will not be immediately removed
but will have a chance to present your case to a judge.
Reach out to Zavala Law, PLLC at
(512) 488-3970 or through our
online request form for dedicated legal help to fight deportation today.