Anyone that is in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act may be subject to removal from the United States. Common grounds for removal fall under one of two categories: inadmissibility or deportability. Inadmissibility focuses on an impediment that prevents you from lawfully entering the country. Deportability focuses on an action that has made you deportable after you have been admitted into the country.
Lawful Permanent Residents are subject to the Immigration and Nationality Act and can face removability.
The most common ground of inadmissibility is entry without inspection or entering the country illegally. Certain crimes like a simple possession of marijuana do not make you deportable but can make you inadmissible. Often times, Lawful Permanent Residents travel abroad and upon re-entry are detained because of an inadmissibility ground.
Certain crimes can make people deportable or inadmissible. Crimes involving moral turpitude, certain serious crimes, a crime of violence, or an aggravated felony can cause you to be detained and face deportation.
When someone is detained, the first thing to do is to see whether they qualify for an immigration bond. Fighting an immigration case while you are detained can be more difficult. Evidence may be more difficult to acquire, and the case may proceed quicker than you expect.
We can help you decide what type of relief from removability is available to you. The type of relief that is available will vary based on the facts of each case, but common types of relief include Asylum, Cancellation of Removal, Withholding or Removal, and a variety or Waivers.