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Illegal Presence in the United States

In the United States, there are a variety of levels of immigration statuses in which are governed by different rules and regulations.  An act as simple as violating the immigration law or being charged or convicted of a criminal act can impact your status and even make you found “deportable.”  Those who are illegally residing within the United States are more likely to be deemed as deportable, however there are options available.  A range of grounds exist for requesting cancellation of being removed including, but not limited to:

  • Good behavior;
  • Lengthy residence in the United States;
  • Having family, friends, and other contacts in the United States; and
  • Hardship that would be endured as a direct result of being deported.

What is the Deportation Process?

Illegal aliens who are considered deportable are usually issued a Notice to Appear (NTA) in which requires them to attend a scheduled hearing.  After receipt of the NTA, the alien must submit a response to the contents within the NTA.  An immigration judge will either make an oral decision at the hearing or will produce a written decision at a later date and time.


If the decision is negative, the alien may appeal the decision to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).

If you have received an NTA notice, you do have a right to consult or obtain an attorney.  At Tarshish Cody, we understand that this can be an overwhelming time.  We want you to know what your rights are and may be able to help you apply for relief from deportation.  Call us directly at 952-361-5556 to speak to one of our experienced immigration attorneys today.

If I have been convicted of criminal charges, will I automatically be deported?

It depends.  The United States has a variety of levels of immigration status and being convicted for violating immigration law, especially if you have committed a crime, could have a heavy impact on your status.  Crimes are divided into categories and one category of crimes is also known as moral turpitude.  Moral turpitude crimes are crimes of a serious level or that involve dishonesty.  In order to qualify for United States Citizenship, one is required to establish they are a person of good moral character and criminal convictions could become a roadblock.  Being convicted of a crime can result in a number of negative consequences such as:

  • Penalties/Fines
  • Jail Sentence
  • Ineligibility to apply for naturalization
  • Ineligibility to apply for asylum
  • Suspension
  • Deportation

Representation in Criminal Defense

The law firm of Tarshish Cody provides criminal defense services against charges of assault, domestic violence, drug crimes, fraud, and other criminal matters.  If you are being charged with a crime that may impact your immigration status, contact one of our attorneys at 952-361-5556 (or fill out the free case evaluation form below) now.  An attorney will be ready to advise you.

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