If the United States government has detained you or someone you love, our deportation defense lawyers can help. We understand how frustrating and humiliating the deportation experience can be, and we want to assist you with your case.
The United States Department of Homeland Security and its agents detain hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants each year. Once detained, an individual is often kept in small and overcrowded holding facilities that may be lacking necessary supplies and medical care, especially for those with special needs.
At Nuñez & Associates, we have the experience and skills necessary to meticulously research your deportation case and develop the strongest possible defense. Our dedicated deportation lawyers will be with you and your loved ones throughout the entire process, so you don’t ever feel like you’re fighting alone.
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Get advice & aggressive removal defense strategy from our Deportation Lawyers.
We’ll work with you and your family to create a removal defense strategy that best fits your needs and situation. We have the knowledge and ability to look at a wide scope of possible solutions that are relevant to your case so we can find the best fit for you.
Our Removal Defense Attorneys can counsel you – No matter what your situation:
What are the Grounds of Deportability?
Deportability, or removal as it’s technically called today, is the act of sending an immigrant out of the U.S. It is, quite literally, the ‘removal’ of an immigrant by the immigration authorities.
The way in which an immigrant is removed will depend entirely on the reason for removal. Both the United States Code and the Immigration and Nationality Act explicitly define the different grounds for deportability. While the grounds are far too many to list here, we’ll provide you with a list of the main classes of deportable aliens:
- Inadmissible at time of entry or of adjustment of status or violates status
- Criminal offenses
- Failure to register and falsification of documents
- Security and related grounds
- Public charge
- Unlawful voters
Within each of these classes are a number of details, clarifying definitions and subcategories.
What Type of Person Can the Immigration Authorities Deport (Remove)?
A common misconception is that deportation is reserved solely for undocumented or illegal immigrants. Undocumented immigrants are those who crossed the U.S. border illegally or overstayed their allotted time under a visa. But while an undocumented status can certainly be grounds for deportation, it’s by no means the only grounds.
Under U.S. immigration laws, the following types of persons can be removed by the authorities:
- Undocumented immigrants
- Any legal immigrant who specifically violates the terms of their stay
- Green card holders and other legal immigrants who otherwise meet the criteria for deportability based on the Immigration and Nationality Act’s grounds for deportability.
Do not rely on this information alone to determine if you’re at risk of removal. Only a qualified attorney can review the circumstances surrounding your current immigrant status and determine if it qualifies for deportability under the Immigration and Nationality Act.
Arguing your case, securing your release and protecting your place in America can seem daunting, terrifying and, at times, even impossible – but our team is ready to help and we’ll get the job done right.