Facing possible deportation, which is now commonly referred to as “removal,” can be very frightening and stressful. Not knowing what your fate is as a United States resident can cause both you and your loved ones to experience feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. There are a variety of reasons why certain individuals are removed from the United States. Such reasons include, but are not limited to, the following:
- The immigrant entered the United States illegally (i.e., without inspection);
- The immigrant remained in the United States unlawfully;
- The immigrant allegedly committed a crime that is deemed to be grounds for removal, even if the immigrant is currently a lawful permanent resident; or
- The immigrant allegedly committed marriage fraud (i.e., entered into a “sham” marriage for the purpose of obtaining a green card and becoming a lawful permanent resident of the United States)
There are other situations that may call for removal, however, the above-mentioned reasons are fairly common. It is important to realize that simply because an immigrant is facing removal does not mean that removal is a certainty. Whether or not you, as an immigrant, will be removed from the United States depends upon the individual, specific facts of your case. You will be able to present such facts and testimony at your hearings before the Executive Office for Immigration Review, also known as Immigration Court.
Why It Is Important to Speak With an Immigration Attorney
As an immigrant facing potential removal from the United States, you may represent yourself and fight your case in Immigration Court. However, immigration law is very confusing and it requires the unique knowledge of an immigration attorney to ensure you are following the proper procedure for fighting removal, and you are presenting sufficient evidence and testimony to support your case. Going through the removal process on your own is a very big risk to take, and an immigration attorney can help to eliminate a large portion of this risk by taking responsibility for managing the complex legal issues that are addressed during your removal proceedings.
What Are the Chances I Will Be Able to Stay in the United States?
There is never a guarantee that an immigrant will be able to successfully fight removal proceedings and be allowed to remain in the United States lawfully. Typically, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will have evidence suggesting an immigrant is deemed inadmissible to the United States. Whether or not such evidence is valid is something that an immigration attorney can evaluate to determine if there are actual grounds for removal. A good portion of cases turn out to be valid, and immigrants are ordered to be removed from the United States on a regular basis. This means that many immigrants have an uphill battle, but with the help of a highly experienced immigration attorney, the chances of fighting removal are much stronger.
Contact the Immigration Attorneys of Geygan & Geygan, Ltd. Today to Schedule a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one is currently facing potential removal or deportation from the United States, you need a highly skilled immigration attorney by your side to help you fight for your ability to stay in the United States lawfully. No two immigration cases are alike, and you need as much documentation and testimony as possible to help your chances of being able to stay in the United States. The immigration attorneys of Geygan & Geygan, Ltd. have years of experience helping individuals with Immigration Court proceedings. To find out if our attorneys may be able to help you, contact our office today by calling (513) 791-1673 to schedule a free consultation.