As an immigrant, you know that you're not as familiar with the laws of the United States as the people who grew up here. Likewise, you know if you make a mistake, your life in the United States may be put at risk, even though citizens don't have to worry.
Georgia state senators passed a bill Monday, Feb. 26 that puts many undocumented residents at risk of deportation.
If you get into trouble with the law but are only a permanent resident of the United States, you could be concerned about losing that status. If you're not yet naturalized, there's still a risk that you could lose your permanent residency status and face deportation.
As a driver, you understand that you have a responsibility to keep yourself and others safe when you get behind the wheel. If you choose to drink and drive, you may cause serious injuries or kill yourself or others. You may face very serious criminal charges, jail time or deportation for those who are not U.S. citizens.
Immigration bail bonds are used to release individuals from custody until a court appearance. Immigration bonds work specifically for those who meet certain qualifications, such as being held by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and given the right to bond by the immigration judge.
A 24-year-old man has waged a claim about the ill treatment he's been receiving at the Lumpkin, Georgia, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility where he's being held. The Stewart Detention Center is currently being run by CoreCivic, a private government contractor.
The United States has many laws and regulations. It has standards it upholds no matter who you are or where you come from. As such, every person in the United States has a right to a fair case in court. Whether you're here legally or not, you have a right to an attorney and to defend yourself against any allegations you face.
When you get arrested for drinking and driving after failing a breathalyzer, it is difficult to believe that you still have opportunities to fight the charges. Fortunately, even when you fail a breathalyzer test, you may still have options. In some cases, you simply have to get creative with building your defense.
An aggravated felony is one kind of crime that can lead to deportation. In 1996, Congress expanded what an aggravated felony is when considered in an immigration context. Since then, the United States has held that anyone who committed an aggravated felony since Nov. 29, 1990 is unable to apply for naturalization because of being unable to establish good moral character.
There are many offenses that can result in an judicial order of deportation. There are specific requirements involving these offenses that must be met before such an order can be requested.