Everything You Need to Know About Deportation
Alt: Deportation Explained, Including What You Must Do to Stop the Deportation Process
Deportation is “the formal removal of a foreign national from the U.S. for violating an immigration law.” You or a loved one may face deportation if you:
- Entered the United States without a valid visa
- Overstayed your visa
- Did not abide by specific terms of your visa
- Are convicted of a criminal act
- Face any other circumstances that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deems worthy of deportation
Immigrants sometimes face deportation through no fault of their own. Our team at Malik Law PLLC will help you or a loved one who is facing deportation. Our primary mission will be to stop the deportation process in its tracks and secure a certain future for you in the United States.
How We May Stop the Deportation Process
Once deported, an immigrant may face long odds of returning to the United States. Nobody, including ICE and the U.S. Department of Justice, should take deportation lightly—and should certainly not rush the process.
Those facing deportation generally have a hearing with an Immigration Court. This hearing will be our opportunity to explain your case to a judge representing the U.S. Department of Justice. During this hearing, our team may:
- Explain to the judge why you should not face deportation
- Present any evidence that shows you're in the U.S. legally or that you've contributed to society in ways that warrant you staying in the United States
- Refute any allegations that you've committed a criminal act or that you're a threat to public safety
- Present character witnesses, if we're permitted to
We will paint the picture of you as a human being, explaining any family ties or connections you have to the United States. A judge may halt the deportation proceedings and allow you a pathway to remain in the U.S.
You May Be Able to Remain in the United States Permanently
Our team may not only seek to stop your deportation. We may also seek for you to remain in the United States long-term. An adjustment of your immigration status could ensure a more stable future for you and your loved ones in America.
We may be able to secure a more permanent visa or even a green card that allows you to avoid the threat of deportation for the foreseeable future.
Call Malik Law PLLC Today for a Free Consultation
As an immigrant herself, attorney Richa Malik knows how stressful and even terrifying the threat of deportation can be. The team at Malik Law PLLC fights for other immigrants who need help the most.
Whether you need help fighting deportation or have another immigration-related issue, call Malik Law PLLC today at (206-771-6207) for a free consultation. You can also contact us online.