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Mexican Facing Deportation from the US?

San Antonio Immigration Attorney Lisa Wogwu

Dealing with the possibility of deportation can be an incredibly stressful experience, especially for those who have built their lives and families in the United States. At Wogwu Law, we understand the complexities and emotional toll of facing deportation, and we're here to provide guidance, support, and legal representation for Mexicans who find themselves in this challenging situation. We aim to offer clarity and a path forward during these uncertain times.

Understanding Deportation

Understanding deportation is crucial for anyone going through the complexities of U.S. immigration law, especially for non-citizens who may find themselves at risk of being removed from the country. Deportation, also known as removal, is a legal process initiated by the U.S. government to require a non-citizen to leave the United States formally. This process is enforced by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), specifically through its sub-agency, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The reasons for deportation can vary widely but fundamentally stem from violations of U.S. immigration laws. Here's a breakdown of the critical elements related to deportation:

Reasons for Deportation

  • Overstaying a Visa: One common reason for deportation is when an individual enters the U.S. with a valid visa but fails to leave before their visa expires.
  • Committing a Crime: Certain criminal offenses can lead to deportation, especially if they are considered "aggravated felonies" or "crimes of moral turpitude" under immigration law.
  • Violation of Immigration Status: Failing to adhere to the terms of one's immigration status, such as working without authorization or dropping out of an educational institution for those on student visas, can trigger deportation proceedings.
  • Unlawful Presence: Entering the U.S. without proper inspection or overstaying a visa can lead to being deemed unlawfully present, a condition that can result in deportation.

The Deportation Process

The deportation process typically starts with the issuance of a Notice to Appear (NTA) by ICE. The NTA informs the individual that removal proceedings are being initiated against them and outlines the reasons for this action. The individual will then be required to appear before an immigration judge, where they can argue their case and present any defenses against deportation they may have. This legal process can be complex and lengthy, involving multiple hearings and, potentially, appeals.

Knowing Your Rights

Despite the intimidating nature of deportation proceedings, individuals facing removal have specific rights, including:

  • The right to an attorney: While the government will not provide an attorney for immigration proceedings, individuals have the right to hire their legal representation.
  • The right to a hearing: Individuals can appear before an immigration judge and contest their deportation.
  • The right to apply for relief: Depending on their situation, individuals may be eligible for various forms of relief from deportation, such as asylum, cancellation of removal, adjustment of status, or temporary protected status (TPS).
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The Deportation Process

The deportation process typically begins with a Notice to Appear (NTA), outlining the reasons for deportation and summoning you to immigration court. Responding promptly and seeking legal counsel to discuss your case's specifics is crucial. Our team will guide you through each step, from the initial hearing to presenting your case before the judge, ensuring you're well-prepared and your voice is heard.

Fighting Deportation

Building a solid defense against deportation is essential, and it requires a thorough understanding of immigration law and the specific circumstances of your case. Whether it's demonstrating ties to the community, hardship to U.S. citizen family members, or other relief forms, we at Wogwu Law are dedicated to building the most robust possible defense on your behalf. We take the time to understand your story, gather evidence, and present a compelling case to the immigration authorities.

Life After a Deportation Order

In cases where deportation cannot be avoided, it's essential to understand that options still exist. Voluntary departure may allow you to leave the U.S. on your terms and potentially reapply for admission in the future under different circumstances. Our team can advise you on the best course of action, helping you plan for the future while minimizing the impact of deportation on your life.

Contact an Experienced Immigration Attorney

Facing deportation is a complex and emotionally charged process, but you don't have to go through it alone. At Wogwu Law, we are committed to providing compassionate, personalized legal assistance to those facing deportation from the United States. Our global representation ensures that no matter where you are, we can help overcome the challenges of immigration law together.

Call us at Wogwu Law today at 919-964-5472 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with a dedicated immigration lawyer serving clients worldwide. Your journey through the immigration system is unique, and we're here to support you every step of the way.

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