Many Arizona individuals are removed or “deported” from the United States on a regular basis. Whether they are lawful permanent residents, visa-holders or undocumented individuals, the removal process can be equally frightening and stressful. The Tucson Deportation Lawyers of AZ Criminal Defense Group, PLLC have a thorough understanding of how Immigration Court works and what is likely to happen in any given removal proceeding. It is unfortunate that so many people are required to leave their loved ones. It is even more unfortunate if a removed individual could have avoided removal if only he or she had the assistance of a qualified and skilled Arizona Immigration Attorney.
Common Reasons for Removal
There are a number of reasons why an individual may face removal from the United States, and those reasons typically fall into the categories of criminal conduct and violations of United States immigration laws and regulations. Individuals who are residing illegally in the United States likely understand the reason why they may be removed from the United States. However, individuals who are lawfully residing in the United States, but have a criminal track record, are subject to possible removal depending on the nature and severity of the crime. Even what may seem like a minor crime can be grounds for removal.
Potential Options for Avoiding Removal from the United States
Whatever the reason may be for why United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has initiated removal proceedings against an individual, there are a number of ways to avoid removal, including, but not necessarily limited to, the following:
- Becoming a citizen through the naturalization process – In limited circumstances, a qualifying individual may be eligible to seek citizenship during removal proceedings, and this could prevent removal entirely.
- Cancellation of removal – You have the option to file a petition challenging the decision to initiate removal proceedings against you. In order to qualify for cancellation of removal, stringent requirements must be met.
- Asylum-based release from removal – If you are a refugee or asylee, you may be able to avoid removal if you are able to prove that leaving the United States would result in greater harm to you.
- Voluntary Departure – If removal seems inevitable, you may have the option of voluntarily departing from the United States. This may provide you with the opportunity to lawfully reenter the United States in the future, after going through an application process.
Immigration judges have wide discretion when determining whether or not an individual should be removed from the United States. While quite a few individuals are ultimately removed from the United States, it is essential to fight removal if at all possible alongside a Tucson Immigration Attorney highly familiar with the removal process. Don’t take the risk of tackling a removal proceeding on your own.
Contact the Tucson Immigration Attorneys of AZ Criminal Defense Group, PLLC Today
Facing removal proceedings is a frightening experience both for the individual facing removal or deportation, and that individual’s loved ones. There are ways to fight removal, but in order to increase your chances of success, you will need the assistance of a highly skilled Tucson Immigration Attorney. The Arizona Immigration Lawyers of AZ Criminal Defense Group, PLLC have the devotion and experience to help you fight removal. Our attorneys will investigate every possible way to help you remain in the United States lawfully. If you or a loved one is facing removal, it is essential to act quickly as time is of the essence. To speak with one of our Tucson Immigration Lawyers, contact AZ Criminal Defense Group, PLLC today by calling (520) 448-4940 to schedule your initial consultation. When calling our office, you will be immediately directed to an attorney. We are available 24/7 to answer your questions and alleviate your concerns.