If you were notified that you are facing deportation, you’ll need to hire a lawyer to help you stay in the U.S. Here are some questions your attorney might ask and who you can call to get help with a deportation defense.
How Did You Come to America?
The way in which you initially entered America is a significant factor in your deportation defense. For example, if you entered the U.S. illegally to begin with, you will be subject to different grounds for deportation than if you entered on a legal visa that has simply expired, or are a lawful permanent resident with a green card.
Do You Have a Criminal Background?
If you have a past criminal background, this can complicate your deportation defense, particularly if you are currently at risk of being deported after having been arrested for a crime. Your lawyer will need to understand any past history of criminal activity in order to prepare the strongest possible defense.
Are Other People In Your Family Living In the U.S.?
Your attorney will want to know if you have any other family members living in America. For example, if you came to the U.S. and had a child, or if you have an elderly parent living here that you care for, this may be taken into consideration during your deportation case.
Have You Received Legal Documents From a Government Agency?
If you’ve been sent any communication from a government entity, like U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or the Department of Homeland Security, you should give your lawyer copies of these documents. Make sure you keep the originals somewhere safe if you need them later.
Are You Concerned of Facing Persecution If You Return to Your Home Country?
If you have a valid reason for being afraid of persecution if you return to your home country, you may qualify for asylum. Your lawyer will want to know the details about the type of persecution you or your family would likely face so they can illustrate how dangerous it could be if you were deported.
How a Connecticut Criminal & Immigration Attorney Can Assist You
Contact Llinas Law Immigration & Criminal Defense now to discuss your rights as an immigrant facing deportation and to get help with your defense at 860-530-1781. Attorney Llinas is available now to discuss your case and help you develop a sound defense strategy against being sent back to your home country.