Immigration laws in the U.S. are very complex and strict. As such, it can be an incredible challenge for immigrants and their families to understand and comply with them. Unfortunately, if you or a loved one is accused of violating laws or the restrictions of a visa, knowingly or not, there can still be harsh penalties to face, including deportation.
Deportation can be a devastating price to pay. Families can be torn apart; people can be forced back into dangerous or unfavorable environments; lives can be uprooted and forever changed. If you have concerns about deportation, it can be crucial that you discuss your options with an attorney as soon as possible. This is important for several reasons.
Removal proceedings can be avoided altogether if people know their rights and comply with immigration laws. However, if you don’t have this information, you can end up making some mistakes that put your status in jeopardy. Talking to an attorney about visa restrictions, criminal acts and other violations before they occur can help you avoid decisions and actions that could spell trouble.
If you are already facing deportation, you still have options to protect yourself. There are various types of relief involving different visas and status adjustments that can terminate deportation efforts. You may also be able to challenge the charges against you to stop removal proceedings. In some cases, you can choose to leave the U.S. voluntarily to avoid the legal implications of being deported.
Even if the courts have already ordered removal, there may be ways to appeal that ruling and stay in the U.S.
In any of these situations, legal guidance can be essential. Our attorneys have helped people all across Florida who want to avoid deportation. For more information on our firm’s background and experience in these and other immigration matters, please visit our website.