Legal Reasons a U.S. Immigrant May Be Deported
The U.S. immigration laws contain numerous grounds upon which non-citizens, including green card holders, may be deported back to their country of origin.
Grounds of Deportability vs. Grounds of Inadmissibility in U.S. Immigration Law
If U.S. immigration authorities believe that you are deportable, or were inadmissible during your last U.S. entry, removal proceedings may be started against you.
Can I Lose My Green Card and Be Deported?
Overview of the grounds of deportability for green card holders.
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The Immigration Hold Process After Jail
When an immigrant is detained by law enforcement for an alleged crime, he or she may be placed on an "immigration hold" or "immigration detainer". Here's how the process works.
What Happens When a Green Card Holder is Arrested?
When a lawful permanent resident (green card holder) is arrested by law enforcement, the consequences may include revocation of the immigrant visa and deportation, even without a criminal conviction.
Renewing Your Green Card After a Criminal Charge or Conviction
For legal permanent residents who have had a run-in with the law, the green card renewal process will trigger a review of your criminal record by USCIS.
An Aggravated Felony Can Get a Non-Citizen Removed (Deported)
The U.S. immigration law concerning deportability for having committed an aggravated felony.
Is an Immigrant Convicted of a Felony Always Deported From the U.S.?
A felony conviction has serious consequences under U.S. immigration laws.
Deportation vs. Inadmissibility After a DUI
A DUI (or DWI) can lead to two distinct immigration consequences - and may prevent you from getting a green card, or potentially lead to deportation.
Can a DUI/DWI Lead to Revocation of Your Green Card?
A green card can indeed be revoked if the holder commits certain crimes, in some cases drunk driving convictions.
Immigration Effect of a Drug Crime Conviction
A conviction of a drug related crime carries serious consequences for an immigrant in the U.S. In some cases, it is a deportable offense.
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