The only people safe from deportation are United States citizens. Anyone in any other status is subject to the deportation grounds set forth in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). This article will focus specifically on the criminal grounds of deportation.
The criminal grounds of deportation are set forth in 8 U.S.C Section 1227. These criminal grounds are set forth as follows:
The good news is that there are certain defenses you may raise if you are being deported on one of these grounds. Many people may apply for what is referred to as "readjustment of status" in immigration court and ask for a waiver of inadmissibility using form 601. In order to successfully qualify for this waiver, you will have to prove that your removal woud result in extreme hardship to an immediate U.S. citizen parent, spouse or child.
Navigating through criminal grounds of deportability often takes an extremely experienced attorney to determine whether a particular conviction makes you deportable. Fortunately, Louisiana immigration lawyers at Liberty Law Group have the expertise to assist you this and will be happy to provide you a free case analysis in order to determine whether you or a family member are deportable and, if so, whether any waivers might be available for you to remain in the United States.
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