Facing deportation is an ominous prospect few people want to face. You have been enjoying life in the U.S., but suddenly, you find yourself facing deportation proceedings. Worse, you may already have a deportation order issued against you, or you are in the custody of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), waiting to be deported. In any of these situations, we have experienced deportation lawyers here in the Hinsdale area waiting to help you at the law firm of Minsky McCormick & Hallagan.
Deportation cases can develop in various ways, including the following:
When one has a visa that allows them to travel and enter the United States, the visa is usually valid for a specified time, unless they receive a green card, which allows them to live and work permanently in the United States. Many visas are classified as temporary, which means they will expire at some point. If a visa expires, then the holder is required to extend it (if they can), change to another valid immigration status, or leave the country. If none of these happens, then the expired visa holder will likely face deportation.
Many people in the United States, including those whose visas have expired, try to regularize their immigration status. Fortunately, there are ways this can be done legally, and having an experienced immigration lawyer on your side can make a big difference in successfully achieving this goal, especially if you are presently out of status. Legal help is particularly critical because if your application for an immigration benefit, such as a green card, is denied, you can be placed in deportation proceedings, and the government will try to have you deported.
It is bad enough to be accused of committing a crime and face the consequences that traditionally come with it, such as serving jail time and/or paying hefty fines. However, if you are in the United States without valid immigration status or are even a non-citizen, you can find yourself facing deportation. You can face removal penalties for both being in the country without valid status and for having committed a crime. If this is the situation you find yourself in, you need an experienced deportation lawyer to mount an aggressive defense for you to prevent the government from deporting you.
No matter what the reason might be for your deportation proceedings, you want help from an experienced immigration lawyer right away. Never assume that removal is inevitable, as there are often defense strategies available.
If you are facing deportation or already have a deportation order in the Hinsdale area, contact our office today and request a consultation. Our legal team at Minsky McCormick & Hallagan, P.C., represents clients at all stages of the immigration process, including defending against deportation. If you received a Notice to Appear or are in ICE custody, reach out for the help you need.