Working toward U.S. citizenship is a process that requires time, patience and attention to detail. Oversights during your stay could result in deportation which could significantly set you back.
Knowing some of the common reasons officials might request your departure can help you stay on good terms. Your diligence might provide you an opportunity to continue residing on U.S. soil while you arrange your next steps.
Engaging in criminal activity is arguably the fastest way to get the boot from the U.S. While residing in the country, you agree to uphold specific expectations and to live honorably and respectfully. Violence, stealing, sexual crimes and DUI, for example, are all crimes that could end your time here.
Violation of agreement
If you have not yet obtained citizenship, you most likely have a green card or a work visa or some other legal agreement that allows you to remain here. If your agreement is about to expire, it is up to you to follow the protocols for renewing it. Expiration is a direct violation of an agreement you made which can result in deportation. According to USA.gov, you have the right to file a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security if you feel like officials have treated you unjustly.
The application process for clearance to live in the U.S. is rigid and detailed. Lying to make your application more appealing can have considerable consequences if officials find out. In fact, it could compromise your ability to get U.S. citizenship at all.
You have rights when facing deportation. Despite the allegations against you, make sure you understand your rights so you can advocate for yourself.