Each year thousands of individuals are faced with deportation proceedings throughout the U.S. Being deported can be extremely scary, especially if you have family living in the U.S. When you are faced with deportation, it is important to understand why you are in this situation and what you can do to try and resolve it. When you or a member of your family is facing deportation, it is vital to work with an experienced Lakewood Ranch immigration attorney.
If you are in the process of being deported it is important to remember the following tips.
1. Find a qualified attorney: If you don’t have one already, it is important to find a qualified immigration attorney to represent you in your deportation proceedings. Without the proper legal assistance, any mistakes on your part can cost you your ability to stay in the U.S. Hiring an attorney can also provide you an advocate during this emotional time.
2. Determine why you are facing deportation: With the help of your attorney, you can determine why you’re facing deportation, such as being accused of a crime, and formulate a defense based on the validity of the allegations. Your attorney will also look at your immigration status, to help you build your case.
3. Consider the alternative to deportation: If, despite your best efforts, you are still being deported, it may be in your best interest to voluntarily leave the country, to avoid the negative effects of a removal order.
When you are facing deportation proceedings in Florida, contact the Law Office of John K. Turner for your free consultation.