Deportation is the process of removing a foreign national from the United States due to violations of immigration laws.  Although there are many different grounds for deportation, this blog discusses the three most common reasons which include the following:

1. Violation of immigration laws:  This category includes a wide range of issues, such as entering the United States without proper documents, overstaying the authorized length of a visa or violating the terms of a person’s authorized status.  For example, someone who enters the U.S. on a tourist visa but then starts working without first obtaining work authorization from the government could face deportation for violation of immigration laws.

2. Criminal convictions:  Non-citizens, including legal permanent residents (“green card” holders), can be removed from the United States if they are convicted of certain crimes.  The list of deportable offenses is quite extensive and includes both misdemeanors and felonies, such as crimes involving moral turpitude, drug offenses, firearms offenses, aggravated felonies, and domestic violence.  The severity of the crime and the individual’s criminal history can affect the likelihood of deportation.

3. Fraud or misrepresentation:  Providing false information or documents to obtain an immigration benefit, such as a visa, green card, or citizenship, can lead to deportation.  One of the most common examples is marriage fraud.  This is when an individual marries a U.S. citizen solely to gain immigration benefits, or submitting falsified documents during the application process.

It’s essential to note that the grounds for deportation and their specific consequences can be complex and often depend on individual circumstances.  A good immigration attorney can provide guidance and legal advice based on a person’s specific situation.  At we have the experience and knowledge to help persons facing the most significant immigration issues. Get in touch with us today and let us help you if you’re facing an immigration issue and need legal help.  Our team of lawyers and support staff have dealt with practically every type of immigration issue imaginable.  We can help you too.

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