Being stopped by the police or an immigration officer is an unnerving experience if you are out of status. The actions you take at that moment can impact your right to remain in the United States. Therefore, you should be well aware of your rights and how to protect yourself.
Being placed in deportation proceedings is frightening and shocking. However, don’t panic. You may have options for remaining in the country or for protecting your right to return to the U.S. Here are five things you need to know right now about deportation and removal.
HOW A MARIJUANA CONVICTION AFFECTS YOUR IMMIGRATION APPLICATION States across the country are relaxing the laws on marijuana. Some states have decriminalized possession of small amounts of cannabis, typically instructing police officers to issue civil citations
Did you come to the United States to escape threat of detention, abuse, assault, death, physical injury, restrictions on your freedom or other harm perpetrated by your government?
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was passed by President Obama’s executive order to allow certain undocumented immigrants that arrived before 2007 and were younger
A DUI (driving under the influence) conviction carries a number of obvious immediate repercussions: arrest, detention, prosecution and, if convicted, incarceration, fines, loss
You are expected to leave the United States before expiration of your visa. Chances are, nobody is going to knock on your door, put you on a plane and send you home. However, this doesn’t mean there are not consequences of overstaying your visa, especially if you want