Deportation out of the United States can be a scary reality for some immigrants. They may have family in the country that they do not want to leave or that they need to support. After building a whole life in the country, they do not want to be forced to leave. Before entering the U.S., they should have required a status that allowed them to legally reside here. If they were found to be in violation of that status or lacked a status at all, this could jeopardize their residency in the country. The individual could be taken to an ICE detention center and lose contact with their loved ones. This can become scary for family and friends as they may be unaware of their loved one’s whereabouts and if they are safe. When individuals face deportation or removal proceedings, they should do all they can to prevent it. There are a few options they can consider with the help of an immigration attorney.
How can a removability waiver help?
By going through certain procedures, individuals may be able to prevent their deportation from the United States. This can include a request for a removability waiver. By requesting this waiver, you are asking the court for permission to remain in the country even if you have committed a removable violation, such as a crime. Individuals may face these situations for a variety of reasons. These situations can include illegal immigration, traffic or criminal charges, violations of visa conditions and overstaying the term of a visa. With the approval of this waiver, it may be able to prevent your removal from the United States. It can be an incentive to overlook the charges against you and allow you to reside in the country instead of being removed.
Does an arrest affect my status in the U.S.?
A criminal charge can affect an individual’s residency in the United States if they are not a citizen. If a non-citizen is arrested, they face the possibility of being deported to their home country. If you are trying to enter the United States, but have criminal charges against you, this can lead to a delay or a possible prevention to your visa process. However, with an inadmissibility waiver, it can grant you entry into the country despite the presence of inadmissible circumstances.
John Sesini is an experienced immigration attorney with offices in Green Bay and Milwaukee Wisconsin. If you have any questions regarding immigration law matters, please contact the Sesini Law Group, S.C. and schedule your initial consultation with our firm today.