Deportation is on the rise across the United States. Deportation is also otherwise known as removal and it is basically when an individual who has violated immigration laws is removed forcefully from the country. To break immigration laws a person may violate the terms of their visa or they may commit a crime that causes them to lose their privilege of residing in San Antonio, Texas.
If a person receives a notification of deportation, then they should understand that at the end of the day it is an immigration judge who is going to order the deportation even though the rest of the process is carried out by the ICE.
The unfortunate reality is that the government can be quite aggressive about how they identify and detain individuals who are not properly authorized to live in Texas, and anyone who has been detained based on being an illegal immigrant should contact an attorney as soon as possible to make sure they are taking all the necessary precautions to try and continue living in their current residence without forcefully being sent back.
Despite popular belief, an individual who holds a non-immigrant visa or who has a green card can still be deported if they violate any of the laws from Section 237 of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act. However, there is good news, the ICE must be able to provide a valid reason for deciding to deport someone. Also, ICE does not have the authority to depot a citizen unless that citizen used fraud to get their current legal status.
The process of deportation in San Antonio, Texas
If a person is on the list for deportation, then they will first be arrested, and they may possibly be removed from the country right away if they are set up for expedited removal. Otherwise, they will be given the notice to appear and they will be detained and given multiple hearings until the final order is issued, after which they may be allowed to remain in Texas, or they may be removed.
Receiving a notice of deportation can be very intimidating and anyone who finds themselves in this situation should not hesitate before reaching out to an immigration lawyer to help them with their case. Everyone deserves a second chance, and everyone deserves a chance to clear their name if they are being deported for no real purpose.
A person should get in touch with an attorney at the Law Office of J. Joseph Cohen who specializes in dealing with deportation cases to determine what options they have available so they can continue residing with their family and friends and they are not forcefully compelled to leave the country they chose to live in.
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