The Grounds for Ex deportation
Deportation refers simply to the deportation of an individual or a group of individuals from a country or state. The word deportation is frequently used as a synonym of deportation, even though deportation is usually more commonly used in the context of immigration, when talking about an illegal immigrant who has crossed the border into the United States. However, deportation also refers to the compulsory removal of an individual, usually due to certain criminal acts that have been committed by that individual. While deportation can occur on one’s own volition, it is sometimes necessary as a result of an immigration request being refused. When deportation occurs, however, it does not necessarily mean the end of a life, and can even be a painful and traumatic experience.
Exactly what is involved in the deportation process? When an immigrant seeks admission into the United States, he or she must first undergo an interview with an agent at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) or Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). During this time, the applicant will be asked questions regarding their prior record-keeping, potential history of crime, and so on. If the applicant provides false information during the interview or commits any act that would cast doubt on their credibility or honesty, their application will be denied.
After providing false information, if their application is denied, they may be able to appealing the decision to the ALOA (American Language Program). An individual who wishes to appeal can do so after appearing in front of an ALOA judge. If the judge rules against the immigrant, his or her visa status will be revoked, and they will return to their originating country. If the judge rules in favor of the applicant, however, deportation will then occur.
After the hearing, a CBP officer will take the individual to a local detention facility. There, the immigrant will undergo an interview before being formally placed in the detention center. Depending on how long an immigrant spends in the detention center, they could face removal proceedings. However, most judges give immigration lawyers enough time to get their cases heard by a judge and to appeal a removal order before deportation takes place.
Some legal experts recommend that if a foreign national has a criminal record, it may harm their chances of obtaining a green card. For example, in some cases, an immigrant with drug convictions may not be allowed to apply for a green card over fears of trafficking drugs. However, there are some exceptions to this general rule. If a defendant has used weapons or other substances during the commission of a crime, or if the defendant has previously been convicted of domestic violence, domestic abuse, or child abuse, his or her application will likely be denied.
In some cases, deportation is a choice. It may be due to the Alien Abduction Grounds, which bars an alien from returning to the country. Or, a conviction for a felony, DUI, DWI, sexual assault, or another serious crime could lead to deportation. Many times, however, an immigrant who is eligible for a green card but for some reason does not apply because of the grounds mentioned above may still have to deal with the potential consequences of being deported.