If you’re worried about facing deportation from the USA, you’re probably wondering what to do next. The legal process can be confusing and overwhelming, leaving you and your loved ones full of anxiety and uncertainty.
However, it’s important to understand what you might be facing, the considerations the court will examine when determining whether or not to deport you, and how soon.
Four Factors To Consider About Deportation From The USA
1. Deportation may depend on the number of offenses.
In the event you were released on bail previously and chose to flee rather than face the court proceedings, it’s possible the court signed and proceeded with issuing your deportation order in your absence. If so, the original order is still in effect. As a result, this can speed up the deportation process the second time around. However, if this is only your first time facing deportation from the USA , there is likely a significant amount of paperwork between you and being forced out of the country.
2. Physical proximity to the border can influence deportation.
In instances where you’ve been caught close to the border of your home country, authorities have the option to expedite your removal from the U.S. The shortened process contains a fraction of the paperwork, and you have less than fourteen days to prove your legal arrival and be granted a hearing. Without a hearing, you will be sent back almost immediately.
3. Time spent inside of the United States is also considered with deportation.
If you have been in the U.S. for less than two years, you may also be subject to expedited removal. You will not be seen by a judge, nor granted a full hearing. On the other hand, people who have been in the States for more than ten years may qualify to apply for legal status. However, this often requires assistance from an experienced legal professional to identify the laws you qualify under and to gather the proof and paperwork required to prove it’s true.
4. Other mitigating circumstances for deportation cases
There are some conditions under which your deportation from the USA can be delayed, commuted, or even stopped altogether. One example might be you’re seeking asylum, or face imminent danger as a result of your race, religion or other specific circumstance. Alternately, if you have legal relatives who rely on you as their main source of income and support, you might have a chance to gain legal status.
Proving your eligibility is nearly impossible without professional legal assistance. You must provide certain proof, mostly in the form of legal documentation and hard evidence. Any errors on forms submitted or pages missing from required documentation can mean an immediate dismissal of your case and imminent deportation from the USA.
Facing Deportation Proceedings Without Representation?
Don’t. It’s not worth the risk to your future eligibility or your family’s well-being.
If you need help with avoiding deportation from the USA, call (404) 892-8300 to schedule a free consultation with our team at Lee Law Firm today.