Posts tagged with 'removal'

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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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Drug crimes – even crimes for which you haven’t been convicted, or even charged – can land you in hot water if you are attempting to gain admission to the US, facing removal, or trying to adjust your status. Below, we’ll discuss some of the consequences of drug crimes in the context of immigration law. If you have questions or ...

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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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People in removal proceedings may be able to avoid being removed by asking the ICE attorney who is handling your case to agree to exercise “prosecutorial discretion.” Prosecutorial discretion isn’t technically a form of relief from removal, but it has a similar effect.

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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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