What Initiates Deportation Proceedings?

Anyone present in the United States without proper eligibility may be subject to removal. Get informed on what begins deportation proceedings so you know how to protect your rights.

Removal Proceedings

Deportation is the formal removal of a foreign national from the U.S. for violating an immigration law. U.S. citizens are the only people who are fully protected from deportation. Deportation proceedings may be instigated by the following:

  • Criminal investigation or conviction

  • Failure to maintain status

  • Illegal presence

  • Student visa holders dropping below required credit hours

  • Denied immigrant benefit applications

Appealing a Removal Decision

Do not be discouraged by a negative decision in your immigration case. If a judge has ruled you should be deported after your removal proceedings, you have the right to appeal the decision.

Unfortunately, less than 10% of immigration appeals are successful, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. Typically, you only have 30 days after receiving the decision to file your appeal. In this situation, it’s best to hire an experienced immigration attorney who can help you achieve a favorable resolution.

At Davis & Associates, we can assess your unique situation and build a strong appeal on your behalf. Our team can help you with your:

  • Asylum denial

  • Deportation case

  • Citizenship/naturalization denial

  • Green card denial

Contact Davis & Associates at (214) 999-1942 to learn how we can help you.

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