It can be devastating to face deportation proceedings without the assistance of legal counsel. You can seek legal advice when you are deciding how you want to proceed if you are facing deportation. An immigration lawyer can help you determine the best course of action for you and your family members. 

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Deportation in the United States 

The federal government is the legal entity which takes the initial action regarding removal proceedings. Although sometimes referred to as deportation proceedings, technically these are now termed removal proceedings in U.S. immigration law. An immigration judge is the legal professional who will oversee the removal proceedings themselves. If the federal government is successful in the removal process, then the immigrant will be forced to leave the United States. 

It is extremely important to understand the risks inherent in removal proceedings. Retaining a skilled and experienced immigration lawyer can help you have the best chance of challenging any removal proceedings asserted by the United States government. 

Common Reasons Why the Federal Government Deports Citizens 

The federal government may choose to deport individuals for many different reasons. Some of the most common reasons the U.S. government will initiate removal proceedings includes the following: 

  • Violating immigration law 
  • Entering the United States unlawfully 
  • Obtaining employment unlawfully 
  • Committing acts of terrorism 
  • Serious misdemeanor convictions 
  • Felony convictions 
  • Losing permanent resident status 
  • Immigration fraud 
  • Not maintaining lawful immigration status 
  • Drug crime convictions 
  • Being convicted of an aggravated felony 

It is necessary to speak to a knowledgeable immigration attorney who can help you with the details of your specific case. It is imperative that you refer to the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) if you have legal questions regarding immigration and removal proceedings in the United States. 

Challenging Deportation Proceedings

You can assert challenges to deportation proceedings in the United States. It is not easy to determine how an immigration judge will examine and rule on your case. An immigration attorney will help you develop a strategy which will help you strive for the best outcome possible considering the factual circumstances associated with your deportation proceedings. 

The following are some of the most common methods immigration lawyers will use to help their clients fight deportation proceedings: 

  • Withholding of removal 
  • Waivers of inadmissibility and deportability 
  • Suspending deportation proceedings 
  • Registry 
  • Granting asylum 
  • Cancellation of removal 
  • Adjustment of immigration status 

These techniques may be applicable in some immigration cases and not others. In some instances an immigration attorney may recommend a course of action not included in this article. Therefore, it is imperative that you speak with a knowledgeable legal professional about the opportunities you may have to avoid deportation. 

Contact CoxEsq, P.C. Today to Schedule a Free Consultation 

It is necessary to focus on how you can improve your own life and the lives of your relatives. If you are seeking legal representation regarding an immigration, contact CoxEsq., P.C. today to schedule a free consultation. We have years of experience representing clients in immigration cases. Call us today to learn more about how you can enforce your legal rights.