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Virguez Law: Navigating Your Deportation Case

Facing the possibility of being sent out of the country is challenging and stressful. The uncertainty, fear, and feeling of being alone that often comes with this situation can be too much to handle. However, it’s important to know that there are ways to get help for people going through this. In this article, we will talk about different ways to get support, focusing on how getting legal advice can be very helpful.

Seeking professional legal advice from experienced immigration attorneys is extremely beneficial. Deportation laws are very complicated, and working with an attorney from the beginning is the best thing you can do in this situation. Local groups, churches, and community centers are also great places to find both support and practical help during hard times. Connecting with these groups can provide a feeling of belonging, emotional support, and access to important information. 

Table of Contents:

  1. Crimes that Can Lead to Deportation in the United States: A Comprehensive Overview
  2. The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) 
  3. Understanding Prosecutorial Discretion
  4. Navigating Your Deportation Case: Empowering You Through Legal Expertise

Crimes that Can Lead to Deportation in the United States: A Comprehensive Overview

Deportation is a severe punishment for people who commit certain crimes in the United States. It’s important for immigrants and noncitizens living in the country to know what kinds of crimes can lead to deportation. This guide explains these crimes in detail to help people understand and avoid them. Knowing about these consequences can help immigrants make smart choices and avoid actions that could put their immigration status at risk.

Understanding Deportable Crimes

Deportable crimes are serious violations of the law committed by noncitizens that can lead to their removal from the United States. These offenses can have severe consequences on a person’s immigration status. It’s important to know that not all crimes make someone deportable, but certain offenses can put someone at risk of deportation.

The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) 

The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) is the primary federal law governing immigration in the United States. It outlines the grounds for deportability and establishes the legal framework for immigration enforcement. The INA includes specific provisions that define and address deportable crimes.

Explanation of the INA’s Provisions Regarding Deportable Crimes

  • The INA categorizes various offenses that can render a noncitizen deportable. These offenses include, but are not limited to:
  • Crimes involving moral turpitude, such as fraud, theft, or aggravated assault.
  • Drug-related offenses, including drug trafficking, possession, or conspiracy to commit drug crimes.
  • Firearms offenses, such as unlawful possession, use, or trafficking of firearms.
  • Crimes of domestic violence, child abuse, or violations of protective orders are considered particularly serious.
  • Aggravated felonies encompass a wide range of offenses like murder, rape, drug trafficking, and certain theft crimes.

Overview of the Relevant Sections and Statutes

The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) outlines the sections and statutes that define crimes that can lead to deportation. It’s crucial to review the specific provisions for each offense to understand their exact requirements and consequences. By becoming familiar with the relevant sections of the INA, individuals can gain a better understanding of deportable crimes and take proactive measures to avoid them.

For additional assistance with immigrating to the U.S., you can explore United States Immigration Support, a leading publisher of legal books and immigration guides. They aim to assist immigrants through the complex U.S. immigration system with their do-it-yourself immigration guides. You can also call Virguez Law at (678) 300-0000 to discuss your specific concerns.

Understanding Prosecutorial Discretion

 

Prosecutorial discretion is the power vested in U.S. immigration agencies, including the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). It allows them to make informed decisions about deportation cases. Not all cases are equal; some merit priority attention, while others can be deemed non-urgent. These agencies determine which cases to pursue and which to set aside by optimizing resources.

Who Qualifies for Prosecutorial Discretion?

To apply for prosecutorial discretion, consider the following factors:

  1. Case Pending: If you have a case pending in an immigration court, act promptly. Applying for prosecutorial discretion is better than risking deportation.
  2. Not a Priority: Prosecutorial discretion allows you to seek case closure if you’ve received a Notice to Appear (NTA) and are not a priority for deportation. Closing your case is preferable to facing deportation.

Priority Deportation

As of today, the following individuals are considered priorities for deportation:

  1. National Security Threats: This includes terrorists, spies, criminals, and convicts. They do not qualify for prosecutorial discretion.
  2. Post-November 1, 2020 Entrants: Anyone who entered the United States after this date is a priority for deportation. Those who entered before are technically not a priority.

Navigating Your Deportation Case: Empowering You Through Legal Expertise

At Virguez Law, we recognize that deportation cases are deeply personal. Our experienced attorneys understand the nuances of immigration law and its impact on your life. If you’re navigating a deportation case, don’t face it alone. Reach out to Virguez Law today. Call us at (678) 300-0000 or email info@virguezlaw.com. Let’s protect your rights and empower you through every step of this journey.

Remember, at Virguez Law, we’re not just attorneys; we’re your advocates.  

Please note that this blog post is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. For personalized guidance, we recommend that you consult an attorney.

Sources

Taking Action Against a Deportation Case – American Judicial System (ajs.org)

U.S. Deportation – Crimes That Make One Deportable (usimmigrationsupport.org)

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