The Department of Homeland Security defines deportation as “the formal removal of an alien from the United States when the alien has been found removable for violating the immigration laws.”
Applying for asylum becomes a bit more complex when you are already facing deportation proceedings. Asylum may be your best removal defense when immigration authorities are trying to eject you from the US but you fear to return to your home country.
Undocumented immigrants are subject to various legal consequences if they are caught violating immigration laws or participating in criminal acts. The standard of abiding by the law is much higher for people who are not US permanent residents, as they may face the consequence of being deported or removed, by the US federal government to their home country. If you are an undocumented immigrant or a foreign national, facing the process of removal may be fearsome and may cause you much worry. However, there are many steps you can take to avoid deportation when charged with a criminal conviction.
Our client, a green card holder, retained us for deportation defense due to his criminal conviction which caused the government to place him in removal proceeding.