The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, a part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, may be able to deport you from the U.S. if you aren’t a citizen. (If you’ve been naturalized, you’re a citizen.)
The laws are somewhat complicated, though, so for most people, it makes sense to talk to a Wisconsin immigration attorney when they’re facing deportation or removal proceedings.
What Are Removal Proceedings?
The term removal proceedings refers to the process that the USCIS uses to determine whether an individual can be removed from the U.S. based on current immigration law. These proceedings typically take place in immigration court under an immigration judge.
Under U.S. immigration law, “an alien placed in proceedings…. may be charged with any applicable ground of inadmissibility… or any applicable ground of deportability” as part of removal proceedings.
If the court determines the person is removable from the U.S., he or she will be deported back to his or her country of origin.
Why Can Someone Be Removed From the U.S.?
There are several reasons the USCIS may initiate removal proceedings, including:
- Failure to obey the terms of your visa
- Failure to advices USCIS of your change of address
- The commission of a crime
- Violation of any immigration laws
- Receiving public assistance
How to Fight Removal Proceedings
If you’ve been notified that you’re facing removal proceedings, you may be able to stop the proceedings. It’s typically a good idea to talk to a Wisconsin immigration attorney who understands immigration law and how it applies in your case; if necessary, your attorney can go to court and argue on your behalf. Your lawyer may be able to stop the removal proceedings by using a number of defenses.
Contact us at 414-383-6700. We’ll evaluate your situation and begin developing a strategy to help you stop removal proceedings so you can remain in the U.S.