Posts tagged with 'deportation'

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A recent report published by Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse found that the number of removal cases waiting to be decided in immigration court has risen to nearly 600,000. 100,000 of those cases were added in the last twelve...

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It’s every immigrant’s worst nightmare: You’ve been arrested by US immigration officials, ordered to appear at a hearing before an immigration judge, and told you’ll probably be deported. You may be placed in detention. You’re probably very scared, confused about what is going on, and unsure of what you should do.

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Whether you’re applying for a visa to enter the US, attempting to avoid removal, or adjusting your immigration status, you’ll need to show that you are admissible to the United States. The government has identified certain reasons why you might not be admissible.

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There are several ways in which your criminal history may impact your admissibility into the US as a noncitizen. We’ve already discussed the admissibility consequences of crimes of moral turpitude (CMTs) and drug crimes in previous posts, but there are a few other grounds of inadmissibility that may apply if you have ever been convicted of a crime inside or ...

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There is no exact definition of the phrase “crime of moral turpitude,” but generally, it refers to crimes that seem inherently wrong or immoral to a reasonable person. Crimes that involve an element of fraud, or an intentional effort to seriously injure another person, will probably qualify as crimes of moral turpitude.

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You may be found deportable if you were convicted of a crime that qualifies as an “aggravated felony” at any time after you were admitted to the US. A conviction for an aggravated felony is a serious issue in immigration proceedings: Not only will you almost certainly be found deportable, but you’ll also be barred from receiving many of the ...

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If you’re inadmissible because you have engaged in certain types of criminal activity, you may be eligible for a waiver of inadmissibility. These waivers apply to five specific grounds of inadmissibility.

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As we’ve discussed in other articles, a judge’s determination that you are removable isn’t always the end of the road for your immigration case. There are many different forms of relief from removal, but a few specialized forms are available to very narrow groups of immigrants. These rarely-used forms of relief typically apply to immigrants from Latin American and former ...

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If the immigration judge determines that you are inadmissible or deportable from the US, you may still be able to avoid removal if you can show that you are eligible for one of the various forms of relief from removal.

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The first step in figuring out if you are removable or eligible for adjustment of status is to determine whether or not you were “admitted” to the US.

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