Frequently Asked Questions (and Answers) for Those Facing Deportation
Alt: An Immigrant's Answers to Your Deportation FAQs
For an immigrant, the threat of deportation is among the gravest you can face. The prospect of separation from your loved ones, livelihood, and life in America will undoubtedly spark countless questions. As an attorney and immigrant who has endured my own share of immigration headaches, I'm here to provide the answers you need.
Question #1: What Events Can Trigger Deportation?
U.S. government literature explains that you may face deportation if you:
- Violate the terms of your visa
- Participate in a criminal act
- Qualify as a “threat to public safety”
You may also face deportation if you have entered the country without proper documentation.
Question #2: How Do I Fight the Deportation Process?
The deportation process is not the same for everyone. If the government chooses to, it may pursue an expedited deportation. In this case, you may be quickly deported without a hearing.
In many cases, the individual facing deportation has the right to a hearing. These individuals typically remain in a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility until their hearing date.
During your hearing, your attorney will make your case for remaining in the United States. Their argument will depend on the specific details of your case. This hearing may be your best opportunity to avoid deportation.
Question #3: What Should I Do if I'm Facing Deportation
Hire an experienced immigration attorney as soon as possible. Whether you're personally facing deportation or acting on behalf of a loved one, an attorney will take over your case today.
Time is of the essence in deportation cases. The stakes of your case are great, and an attorney can represent you in all matters with ICE and the U.S. Department of Justice.
Call Malik Law PLLC Today for Help with Your Immigration Issues
Whether you're facing deportation, have more questions about deportation, or need help with another immigration issue, attorney Richa Malik can assist you.
Call Malik Law PLLC today at (206-771-6207) for a free consultation, or contact us online.