Deportation Lawyer Maryville TN

Maryville Deportation Lawyers

Experienced representation for immigrants at risk of removal in Maryville, Tennessee

Immigrants live with the constant fear that if they make a mistake, they could be deported to their native country. The US deportation process means giving an immigration judge the authority to remove you from your Tennessee residence. The deportation process, now known as “removal,” applies to immigrants who have visas and immigrants who have green cards. At LaFevor & Slaughter, our Maryville immigration lawyers help immigrants facing deportation assert their legal right to contest deportation so they can stay in America. If you or a loved one is facing removal, call our immigration attorneys now.

What are the reasons for being deported from Maryville?

At LaFevor & Slaughter, our Maryville deportation lawyers understand how frightening the deportation process is. As of October 23, there are nearly three million active deportation cases before the US immigration courts.

You do have rights. The US government can’t deport you without a reason that is set forth in the US laws. Our Maryville removal lawyers represent immigrants who are facing deportation due to any of these rules which apply to:

  • Illegal entry. You can be deported if you entered America illegally – without a visa or a green card – if you are not an American citizen. The US does allow for some exceptions such as refugees with Temporary Protected Status. You may be able to apply for asylum but if your request for asylum is denied, you can be deported.
  • Crimes. Visa and green card holders who are charged with crimes (even a misdemeanor) can face deportation proceedings. Even if you enter a plea bargain to a lesser offense like a misdemeanor, you can be removed. Our Maryville deportation lawyers will explain whether you can be removed for traffic offenses. Generally, the test is whether the crime is considered one of “immoral turpitude.”
  • Visa and green card violations. Applicants need to understand the terms of their visas, including the time requirements. If you need to stay beyond the time limit, please call our Maryville immigration lawyers to discuss an extension or an adjustment of status to your visa.
  • Public charge. Visas and green card holders who receive government income, health, and other benefits may be deported, depending on the type of benefit and how long the immigrant has been receiving the benefits.
  • Marriage fraud. While the family immigration laws allow fiancés to wed if certain conditions are met, the marriage must be a real marriage – a marriage that the parties intend to last. Generally, couples need to show that they are living together and sharing the responsibilities of marriage.

You may also face deportation for other reasons such as if the government discovers that the documents you used to gain admittance were forged or fraudulent. You do need to continually notify the government of any address changes.

The issue of deportation can become quite complicated when spouses and children are involved – especially if your child is born in Tennessee. Our Maryville family immigration lawyers fight to keep families united. We help children who fall under the guidelines for DACA and the DREAM Act. We represent immigrants facing deportation in Memphis and Atlanta.

How do you fight for someone who is facing deportation from Maryville?

At LaFevor & Slaughter, our Maryville immigration lawyers fight for people who are facing deportation in many ways, including:

  • Explaining how the deportation process works
  • Reviewing the reasons why you are being deported
  • Discussing what defenses you may have to the deportation or to any underlying offenses
  • Asserting all your defenses
  • Explaining what happens if you are deported

We also recommend that if you are in danger of violating your visa or failing to meet other requirements, you contact us as soon as possible. We may be able to request an adjustment of your visa status and address mistakes that aren’t fraudulent or criminal in nature.

Maryville Deportation Lawyers

How does the deportation process work?

Since there are millions of active cases, the deportation process can take a lot of time – though there are many cases where the removal process will be expedited. Some of the key steps in the deportation process include:

  • A formal Notice to Appear a deportation hearing
  • The possibility of being held at an ICE detention facility to your trial or deportation
  • Your appearance at the removal hearing, where an immigration court judge will hear and decide your case

If the judge rules that your deportation will proceed, the receiving country (the country you’re being deported to) must agree to accept you and provide you with travel documents before US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) completes the removal order. The American government will pay the expense of your removal by air, or a combination of air and ground travel.

You can leave voluntarily. Alternatively, with the help of our Maryville deportation lawyers, you can appeal the deportation ruling.

What happens at a deportation hearing?

The immigration judge will hear and decide your case. The US Department of Homeland Security will have its own lawyer. The judge will grant you time to find a lawyer if you don’t have one and will ask you which language you’re comfortable speaking.

At the hearing, you will explain if you agree or disagree with the charges in the Notice to Appear. If you disagree, you have the right to have a lawyer help you explain why you should not be deported.

Can I return to the United States after being deported?

Anyone who is deported may be able to seek reentry in the United States. There is a five -, 10-, and 20-year waiting period depending on the circumstances of the removal. For serious crimes, you may be permanently banned.

Can I be deported if I have a child?

Even if your child was born in the United States, you can be deported if you’re not a US citizen. While children born in America are entitled to automatic US citizenship, immigrant parents can be deported if they violate any immigration law or requirements.

We’ll explain whether your spouse could be deported if you are deported.

Do you have a Maryville immigration attorney near me?

At LaFevor & Slaughter, our Maryville deportation lawyers meet clients at our office located at 317 Ellis Ave., Suite 317. If necessary, our attorneys meet clients at detention centers and through video conferences. We understand how traumatic the prospect of being deported is. We’ll calmly and clearly explain your rights while aggressively advocating for your freedom.

Our experienced Maryville deportation lawyers are ready to fight for you today

If you or a loved one is facing a deportation action by the ICE, you’re scared. Everything you’ve fought for – your relationship with your family, your job, your roots here in Tennessee – are in jeopardy in a deportation action. Many people who are facing deportation no longer have any roots in any other country which makes the deportation doubly frightening. At LaFevor & Slaughter, our Maryville deportation lawyers have the experience and resources to contest deportation proceedings. Call us or fill out our contact form today to schedule a consultation.