Frequently Asked Questions About Deportation in New York

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Frequently Asked Questions About Deportation in New York.

What are Grounds for Deportation?

People who have been convicted of a crime or have been deemed a threat to public safety are the most common example of Grounds for Deportation or Removal. Entering the country illegally, violating visa terms, or overstaying a visa are other examples of grounds that can result in deportation.

What is a Notice to Appear?

A Notice to Appear in U.S. Immigration Court is a document issued by the Department of Homeland Security that starts removal proceedings. If you’ve received one, it is important to verify the date given for your court appearance as in some cases, the dates are inaccurate. If you miss your court date, you could be immediately deported.

How soon after my detainment or removal proceeding will I be deported?

Depending on the circumstances, deportation could take hours or it could take years. How soon deportation takes place depends on many factors including your country of origin, whether you were detained at the border or already in the country, if a final removal order has been issued, and many other factors.

How can I stop USCIS removal actions?

Depending on how long you’ve been in the country and your immigrant status, you may be able to get a waiver to stay in this country. It may also be possible to have the proceeding canceled if your removal would cause hardship to family members. In other cases, you can apply to adjust your status if you are marrying a U.S. citizen. However, you would need to prove to immigration authorities that your marriage is based on an authentic relationship and not just an attempt to avoid deportation.

Can I be readmitted after deportation?

Readmission depends upon your specific circumstances and why you were originally deported. A five, 10, or 20 year ban may have been imposed against you, preventing you from reapplying for admission to the U.S.. Sometimes individuals are never allowed back into the United States.

Can I lose my U.S. citizenship?

There are rare cases where the citizenship of naturalized a citizen can be revoked, making them vulnerable to deportation. It can occur if it’s discovered a person lied about their identity, involvement in criminal activity, or other specific items during the naturalization process. In some cases, an individual may be granted citizenship due to military service, and subsequently dishonorably discharged, putting their citizenship in jeopardy.

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