Deportation & Removal Defense Legal Services
The Virginia immigration lawyers at Henson Pachuta & Kammerman, PLLC are experienced in defending clients against deportation. Anyone who is not a United States citizen can be placed in removal proceedings & ultimately deported. Even lawful permanent residents, commonly known as green card holders, can be deported under certain circumstances.
Removal for Non Immigrant Visa Holders
Those in the United States on a non immigrant visa, such as a visitor, work, or student visa, can be deported for violating the terms of the visa.
Violations range from working when not permitted to do so, overstaying the length of the visa, and picking up criminal charges or convictions.
Persons who are admitted in the United States and face the threat of deportation have the right to appear before an immigration judge to defend against the deportation.
Deportation for Green Card Holders
Green card holders can be placed in removal proceedings for convictions of certain crimes or due to the discovery of fraud in their adjustment of status process. In general, the crimes which will result in removal proceedings for permanent residents are 'crimes involving moral turpitude' and drug related crimes. It is vitally important for a green card holder to evaluate the immigration consequences of a criminal charge at the outset of their case. Once a criminal conviction in finalized, there is often nothing that can be done to reverse the damage to one's immigration status.