When individuals enter the United States, they need to acquire a status that makes them legally allowed to remain in the state. Without this status, they face the possibility of being deported to their home country. This can be an emotional time for individuals. They may be avoiding circumstances in their home country or they may be trying to remain in the U.S. for their loved ones. Whatever the case is, it is important to acquire legal representation to defend yourself against deportation and removal proceedings. There are ways to prevent this from happening to you.

What is a removability waiver?

A removability waiver is a way to combat deportation and removal proceedings. By requesting 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. With this waiver in effect, it may be able to prevent your removal from the United States. It can cause for a reason to overlook the charges against you.

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 the possibility of being removed from the country. As an immigrant in jail, you may be detained by an Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer, which 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 if 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. If you are trying to enter the United States, but have criminal charges against you, this can lead to a delay or a possible prevention in your visa process. However, with an inadmissibility waiver, it can grant you entry into the country despite the presence of inadmissible circumstances.

The Law Office of Neal Richardson Datta has over 25 years of experience guiding clients through a variety of immigration legal matters, some of which include deportation defense, petitions, and waivers. If you require the services of an experienced immigration attorney with the skill to effectively represent you, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.

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