If you are facing or anticipating removal, you likely know how stressful and serious the process can be. You may have a great career or even a business that you own in South Carolina. If you are removed, you may be forced to leave family and friends behind to return to a country where you have few personal connections. Just because you are facing removal, however, does not mean that deportation is inevitable. You may have options to fight the process.
First, it is important to remember that you are entitled to due process. You cannot be removed from the United States without at least a removal hearing. At this hearing, the government must show that its case for removal has merit. You also have an opportunity to present your side of the case and argument. These hearings are an important step in the removal process, so it may help to have a knowledgeable and experienced legal representative by your side.
The government must have a reason for pursuing removal. Some of the more common reasons for removal include conviction of a felony, entering the U.S. illegally and overstaying your visa. You may also face removal proceedings for making terrorist threats, falsifying information on forms or applications and violating various immigration laws.
The government must have some proof to support their allegations in a hearing. An experienced removal defense attorney can help you fight the charges and make your case. Visit our page to learn more about how a removal defense attorney may help protect the life that you've built for yourself in the United States.
Source: The Kasen Law Firm, LLC, "South Carolina and New York Removal Defense Attorneys", December 09, 2014