For many people originally from other countries, living and working in the U.S. is a dream come true. However, there is no guarantee that you will not one day receive an order telling you that you must leave the country. 

Although such a decision seems unfair, the immigration authorities probably feel they have proper cause to issue the order.

Common reasons for deportation

There are plenty of reasons that someone can be deported, but there are a few that tend to be seen over and over:

  • Criminal convictions
  • Activities that put the safety of others at risk
  • Violating national immigration laws
  • Falsifying immigration documents
  • Helping others enter the country unlawfully
  • Is inadmissible under current immigration laws

Before you pack your bags and arrange to leave the country, consider speaking with an attorney to see if you can overturn the deportation order. Our nation allows those who have received such an order to appeal the decision. However, you must act quickly because you have only 30 days to file your appeal.

Although you can try to appeal the decision on your own, many immigrants find that process is easier with experienced legal guidance. Working with a lawyer ensures that you make no errors when appealing. Legal assistance also provides you with deportation defense options you might not have considered on your own.

For example, your lawyer can help you gather evidence showing that you are of good moral character and should be allowed to remain in America. Even if you have a criminal record, it may be possible to create a solid deportation defense. Your lawyer can help you prove that you have been successfully rehabilitated after a criminal conviction. Please continue reviewing our blog and our website to find additional information about deportation defense and other immigration topics.