An insight into deportation
Deportation can be handled with the help of a lawyer
Immigrants residing in a country must abide by the law and ensure that they do not get involved into any kind of wrong doing. Crime caused by immigrants living in a nation like Canada and USA, under work permit, study permit or even as a permanent resident can face charges against any wrong and unlawful act. In most of the severe crimes and convictions the ultimate fate of the immigrant is to get deported.
According to a report, Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) deports almost 1,000 convicts of crimes. The immigrant with a past criminal record too can face a removal from the country.
There are certain facts to be understood about deportation
An immigrant who is only arrested for a crime but never convicted will not be deported from the country. INS only picks up those who have been convicted.
A drug abuser or a prostitute who has been arrested number of times will face a deportation by the agencies.
If the case is a juvenile one then deportation is the last possibility.
An immigrant who has been arrested and convicted within first five years of stay in USA will have high possibility of deportation.
Any crime related to “moral turpitude “like burglary or violent crimes would lead to deportation. When a crime may lead you to be sentenced for at least a year and even if you are not sentenced then also you should be ready for getting deported.
If an immigrant or a green card holder is involved in two or more crimes then he may be deported.
Crime of “murder, rape, drug trafficking, fraud, drunk driving may also lead you to deportation.”
When you are caught in such a situation the first and foremost thing you should do is to consult a lawyer who is an expert of this field. You will have to bear the expenditure of the lawyer; also if you find yourself uncomfortable in English then you may take help of a translator in the hearing sessions to understand the discussion and the judgement.
INS will issue a notice to you about the reasons for deportation. You may appeal against this to a court with the help of an attorney.
Immigrants or card holders should avoid getting into any kind of situation which will cause them metal harassment, however, if you are caught in trap you have every right to take help from a lawyer.