There are a variety of reasons why South Carolina immigrants might suddenly face the terrifying prospect of deportation. Some may be facing criminal charges. Some may be accused of falsifying information on I-9 forms or outstaying their immigrant visas. And sometimes, sadly, all it takes is a few simple mistakes on their immigration paperwork and the lives of immigrants can be put in jeopardy.
After mistakes were purportedly made on their immigration paperwork, 23 U.S. teachers are now facing deportation. According to reports, the teachers are in desperate need of help. One person is quoted as saying that broken promises were involved -- betrayals that put the lives of these teachers in peril.
Some of the teachers, reportedly, had worked in the U.S. school district for years. After spending years settling into their lives in the United States, the lives they have built might now be ripped away from them. Reports claim that the district may be to blame in the incident. The district reportedly filled out the paperwork for the teachers' work visas incorrectly. The teachers do not believe the mistakes were made with any malevolence. All paperwork had been given to immigration officials.
There is much at stake when a person faces deportation. Especially when they have been in South Carolina for years, immigrants may have built their lives here in the U.S. When faced with the terrifying prospect of deportation, there are a number of possible deportation defenses they can mount. With strong defense strategies that are informed by expertise and experience in immigration law, it may be possible to stave off deportation and preserve the lives immigrants have built in the United States.
Source: 5 NBCDFW, "23 Garland Teachers Face Deportation," March 26, 2014