How do people get caught for deportation by immigration?

 If you are in criminal custody, you may be turned you over to immigration. If you apply to renew your Green Card and have a criminal conviction, immigration will learn of the criminal conviction once they take your fingerprints.  When you apply for citizenship and you have a criminal conviction, immigration will be notified.  If you travel […]

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I am a Green Card holder but I have been convicted of a crime, will I get deported?

 Deportation on a criminal conviction will depend on the conviction.  Drug offences, theft offences, fraud offences, and violent felony generally make you removable from the United States.  Minor offences under criminal law or a conditional discharge may not necessarily equate to immigration purposes. If you are dealing with a pending criminal case, it is very important that […]

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What kind of relief am I eligible for if the crime makes me deportable?

 If you have a Green Card and have been convicted of an aggravated felony after 1996, there is little you can do to stay in the United States to fight for the Green Card aside from making some type of asylum claim.  Under certain circumstances, if you have an aggravated felony with your Green Card obtained in the […]

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My Spouse is in criminal custody and ICE has a hold on him, can he get bonded out?

If your spouse is not released from custody, immigration judges do not have the authority to release them on bond.  The likelihood of immigration setting a bond depends on the crime and person’s immigration status.  If your spouse has a conviction after October 9, 1998, where they were sentenced to probation, jail, or any type of punishment where […]

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