New Bern Deportation Defense Attorneys
Working to Keep Families Together
Are you facing removal proceedings? Every year, thousands of families are impacted by the devastating effects of deportation. The threat of deportation from the United States can be extremely overwhelming and you might be wondering how to proceed.
If you are facing possible deportation, it is vital that you get an immigration attorney involved right away. At The E.A. Wood Law Firm, we are passionate about keeping families together. Our deportation defense attorneys in New Bern can assess your situation, explain your options, and help you choose the right path forward.
What Are Common Grounds For Deportation From The United States?
Day in and day out, upstanding people are served with removal proceedings that threaten the lives they have worked hard to build in the U.S.
Conviction of a Criminal Offense
Certain crimes can result in deportation. A full list of such crimes is maintained on § 237(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
Some examples of deportable crimes include:
- Document fraud
- Firearms trafficking
- Aggravated felonies, such as murder or sexual assault
Unlawful Entry into the U.S.
Entering the U.S. illegally is a deportable crime, and such a crime can also affect that immigrant's later application for a green card or other benefits.
Illegal entry into the U.S. can be committed through:
- Entering at any time or place other than one designated by immigration officers, such as a border inspection point
- Evading inspection by immigration officers at a designated point of entry
- Entering through willful misrepresentation or concealment of facts, such as falsifying a marriage
Disobeying the Terms of a Visa
Every visa has specific conditions allowing the visa holder to maintain their immigrant or non-immigrant status. Commonly, non-immigrants can violate these terms by overstaying their visa. Overstaying a visa or otherwise violating the terms of that visa is a deportable offense.
Working Without a Permit
Immigrants and non-immigrants are required to obtain specific permits and work visas in order to work in the United States. An alien on a tourist visa, for example, is prohibited from working while in the country.
Obtaining Public Assistance as a Status Violation
Green card applicants must prove they will not need to rely on any need-based public assistance to be admissible to the U.S. as a lawful permanent resident. If within five-years of entry to the country a green card holder becomes a "public charge," that green card holder may be deportable.
Possible Defenses Against Deportation from the US
Finding out that you face deportation can be devastating – you probably have a lot of questions, fears, and concerns. Remember that the quality of the legal representation you retain can have a significant impact on the outcome of your case.
Why Choose Our Deportation Defense Attorney
When handling a deportation case, our New Bern deportation defense attorneys take the time to thoroughly investigate your situation and to get to know you personally. This allows us to better tailor our representation to your unique case and to build an effective defense strategy.
We may be able to help you avoid deportation by:
- Filing an appeal for deportation
- Seeking cancellation of the removal order
- Requesting asylum
Depending on the circumstances of your situation, one of these avenues might be better suited than another. With the help of our deportation defense attorney, you can find peace of mind knowing that you are heading down the right path. We are ready to fight for your family. To see why clients choose our New Bern immigration law firm when they are looking for a deportation lawyer, visit our immigration lawyer reviews.
The staff has gone above and beyond...- Chantale Jones
"...hire Elizabeth Wood, you’ll be glad you did!"- Birgit O'neal
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Permanent Residence Card Obtained Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals to Lawful Permanent Resident to Citizenship
One of our DACA clients later applied and received his lawful permanent residence card and just recently became a U.S. Citizen.
Extension of E2 Visa Approved Employment Visas
A manufacturer in Eastern North Carolina needed help with one of their key employees from Germany. They required an extension of their E2 visa.
Removal Proceedings Terminated Removal Proceedings
Judge agreed with our opinion and terminated her removal proceedings. This allowed us to apply for her lawful permanent residence card. We are happy to report that she received her card in January 2019.
Permanent Residence Card Obtained Violence Against Women Act
We were able to assist him in getting his lawful permanent residence card and in 5 years he will be able to apply for citizenship.
Obtained Citizenship Naturalization
We worked with the client to improve their reading and writing in English. After several months they were able to re-take the civics test and passed.