Immigration can be a complex process that involves many legal steps. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) manages the nation’s immigration system by safeguarding its integrity. USCIS fairly adjudicates requests for immigration benefits while protecting American citizens and securing our country. U.S. immigration laws include different rules governing whether non-citizens may be deported back to their native country or prohibited from entering the United States. The laws separate these grounds into two distinct categories: grounds of inadmissibility and grounds of deportability. It is important to understand what actions constitute both of these since it can significantly alter the outcome of an immigration case.
These grounds apply to an individual who would like to be admitted to the United States, including entry and the right to remain in the country legally with a Green Card, also known as lawful permanent resident (LPR) status.
The behavior or characteristics that can cause a person to be classified as inadmissible include:
These grounds apply to a person who is currently living in the United States lawfully, either with a nonimmigrant (temporary) visa or a Green Card. Those individuals who are in the United States unlawfully are considered undocumented or illegal aliens, and they shall be deported.
The actions, behaviors, or history that can cause an individual to be considered deportable include:
Obtained legal status through a fraudulent marriage
The United States is often referred to as the land of opportunity. That is why immigrating to the country is a dream for many people. However, there is a specific legal process to lawfully enter and stay here. If you or your loved one has any questions or concerns regarding inadmissibility or deportability, it is essential that you seek professional legal counsel. The Mevorah Law Offices understand the intricacies of immigration law. Our diligent Illinois immigration lawyers are dedicated to representing immigrants so they can achieve their dreams. Call us today at 630-875-1700 to schedule your free consultation.
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