If deportation becomes a possibility, it can be a scary time. Individuals may be unaware of when they will have access back into the country. They may lose contact with friends and family. This can be a very emotional times for all loved ones. When individuals are faced with this reality, they should contact our professional attorneys. Legal counsel can very beneficial when faced with deportation and removal proceedings. One way to respond to deportation involves the process of obtaining a waiver. An inadmissibility waiver is a way to ask the court to grant you entry despite the existence of inadmissible factors.
What is a removability waiver?
A removability waiver is another way to respond to a deportation action. Through this waiver, you are asking the court for permission to remain in the country even if you committed a removable violation. Individuals may face these situations for a variety of reasons. These can include illegal immigration, traffic or criminal charges, violations of visa conditions and overstaying the term of a visa.
Is my status jeopardized if I’m arrested?
If an individual is arrested due to a criminal charge, their residency in the United States may be revoked if they are not a citizen. Those who are arrested may face deportation. As an immigrant in jail, you may be detained by an Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer. This means that even if you are bailed out of jail from your criminal charges, you may be sent to the ICE detention. While in ICE detention, immigration authorities consider whether you should be removed from the United States. During these times, it is important to have an immigration attorney to work on your behalf. This can help provide you with the best opportunity to stay in the U.S. and avoid deportation.
Can I apply for a Legal Permanent Resident Cancellation of Removal?
To go through this process, individuals will have to meet a few requirements that qualify them. This can include holding a green card for at least the past five years, residence in the United States seven years prior to the action that sparked your removal and the act cannot be an aggravated felony.
The law firm of Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C., is composed of experienced defense attorneys throughout the state of New Jersey. Please contact the office for a free initial consultation and get any questions answered regarding criminal charges and procedures.