Individuals who are not citizens of the United States should acquire a visa or have a legal right to enter the country. They cannot enter the country without approval. If they enter the country without legal documentation, they may face removal proceedings. These proceedings can be emotional for some people. It may cause them to leave behind their families. It may also deport them back to a country that is in turmoil. Whether their country is in a state of war or suffering from a lack of resources, they may be burdened with going back to their home country. This can cause a lot of stress on an individual. While it may take some time to acquire a visa or legal entry into the country, it is worth it in the end. The individual will be able to come and go into the country as they please. However, they may have to follow certain restrictions on their visa or legal document. It is important to go over the details of your status in the country.

Can I be granted asylum if I’m involved in removal proceedings?

Asylum can help individuals that are from other countries. It can allow them to stay in the United States if there are events in their country happening that can put their safety at risk. Individuals that want to stay in the country due to asylum may have the opportunity to do so. If they are facing removal proceedings, they can still apply for asylum. They may be terrified of returning to a country filled with war and hate that can put them in danger. Applying for asylum may give them the safety they need. This can be referred to as defensive process since applicants will have to defend themselves from removal from the United States. People may be removed from the country if they commit crimes of moral turpitude that are seen as out of the norms of society. These crimes can include murder and other violent crimes. With these acts on your criminal record, it can be hard to protect yourself from deportation or removal proceedings. This is when an attorney can come in to help. Individuals may be able to acquire a waiver of inadmissibility to prevent their removal from the U.S.

The Law Offices of Cheryl R. David practices immigration law throughout NYC. If you have questions about your particular matters regarding immigration please contact the office to discuss your circumstances and options.