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The 3 Most Common Reasons for Deportation and How to Avoid Them

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Chicago deportation defense lawyerJust getting a visa application approved so that you can lawfully enter the United States can take a lot of hard work. You probably had to submit quite a bit of paperwork and prove all sorts of things. The last thing you want is to put all the effort into coming here legally only to find yourself getting deported. Deportation happens to thousands of people, many of whom were hoping to become citizens.

Knowing some of the most common reasons that people get deported and how to avoid trouble can be very helpful. If you find yourself facing potential deportation, there are steps an attorney can take to help you. It is important to respond very quickly, as deportation can happen quickly. 

Avoiding Problems That Can Trigger Removal Proceedings 

Even if you are not purposely doing anything wrong, deportation or removal from the U.S. can be based largely on a technicality. Common reasons that immigrants and visa holders can face deportation include: 

  • Illegal entry - While it can be easier to work on getting immigration paperwork in order while you are already here, this can lead to your request for lawful presence getting denied and you getting deported. Before you enter the country, make sure that everything is already in order. 
  • Criminal offenses - If you are not yet a citizen, then being convicted of many crimes could ultimately get you deported. Drug trafficking in particular is very likely to lead to removal from the country. While avoiding illegal activity is generally your best bet, if you do get arrested, then a good criminal defense is critical. If possible, work with a lawyer who has experience in both criminal law and immigration. 
  • Overstaying a visa or permit - Keep track of the date that your visa is going to expire. If you plan on staying longer than that, you will need to make sure to get your stay lawfully extended. Overstaying a visa may cause UCSIS to believe that you plan on illegally immigrating, and you could be deported. 

If you learn that you are in any way at risk for being deported, it is crucial that you address the situation immediately. A prompt response can mean the difference between sorting out a mix-up so that you can stay and being taken into ICE custody and sent back to your country of origin. 

Contact a DuPage County Immigration Attorney

Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices is committed to helping immigrants and temporary residents remain in the country legally. Our experienced Lombard immigration lawyers can work to protect you or your loved ones against deportation. Call 630-932-9100 for a free consultation. 



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