As deportation lawyers in Washington DC, we know how devastating deportation can be. For non-citizens, staying in the United States is seen as a privilege, not a right. This means that any non-citizen of the United States can potentially be deported for a number of reasons, despite possession of a green card or valid visa. Washington DC deportation and removal lawyers can assist those non-citizens subject to possible deportation.
Any non-citizen charged with fraud or other criminal activity is subject to deportation. These charges may include but are not limited to:
- Overstaying your visa date.
- Entering the United States without a visa.
- Misrepresenting facts or other fraudulent acts by non-citizens in pursuit of a visa or green card.
- Felony possession of narcotics.
- Violent criminal charges resulting in imprisonment of more than five years.
Before deportation can take place, however, immigrants are given the opportunity to go before an immigration judge and present their cases. If you have been notified of deportation proceedings against you, you may still have options. Our Washington DC deportation lawyers are trained to use different techniques that may be able to postpone or even cancel your deportation. These possible solutions do not apply to everyone. If you have been convicted of felony charges, avoiding deportation will be more difficult. With what is at stake, we highly recommend the representation of a lawyer during the proceedings to increase your chances of success.
If you have been present in the US for seven or more years, are of good moral character, and can prove that deportation would cause you extreme hardship, you may qualify for suspended deportation. If you can prove a well-founded reason to believe that you will face persecution due to your race, religion, political views, group affiliation or nationality, you may be eligible for asylum. Visit our Washington DC Asylum lawyers page for more information. Under the same circumstances, you may be eligible for withholding of deportation. However, this does not allow permanent residency and you may still be deported to a country that is not your homeland.
If you face the possibility of deportation, know that there is still hope. Our Deportation lawyers in Washington DC have helped many avoid deportation that could have devastated them and their families. For more information, contact our deportation lawyers in Washington DC today.