03 Apr How to find out if I have a deportation order in the U.S.?
If you are an immigrant in the United States, you may be concerned about your legal status and whether you have a deportation order. A deportation order is a legal order to leave the United States, issued by the U.S. government. If you have a deportation order, it is important to take action immediately to try to stop it. Keep reading to know what a deportation order is, how to find out if you have one, and what to do if you receive one.
How does a deportation order in the U.S. get issued?
The deportation process in the United States begins when an immigrant is placed in removal proceedings. This can happen if the individual enters the country illegally, overstays their visa, or violates immigration laws in some other way. The government may initiate removal proceedings by issuing a Notice to Appear (NTA), which specifies the reasons why the individual is being placed in removal proceedings.
During removal proceedings, the individual has the opportunity to present a defense against deportation and request relief from removal. If the immigration judge rules against the individual and orders them to be deported, an order of deportation is issued. The order of deportation specifies the individual’s country of origin and the time and place for their departure from the United States.
If you want to find out if you have a deportation order, there are a few ways to do so. You can contact the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) or the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). USCIS can provide information on the status of your case and whether a deportation order has been issued. EOIR can provide information on your case and the specific order of deportation.
What do I do if I have an deportation order?
If you do have a deportation order, it is important to take action immediately to try to stop it. You may be able to file an appeal or request a stay of deportation. It is important to work with an experienced immigration attorney who can help you navigate the complex legal process and present the best possible case to try to stop the deportation order.
If you are unable to stop the deportation order, you may have to leave the country. It is important to prepare for your departure and ensure that you leave legally to avoid further legal complications. If you do leave the country, you may be subject to a final order of deportation, which bars you from returning to the United States for a certain period of time.
If you have a deportation order, you may not be eligible for certain benefits, such as an adjustment of status or a work permit. However, there may still be options available to you. For example, you may be eligible for a waiver of inadmissibility, which would allow you to return to the United States sooner than the period specified in the final order of deportation.
In some cases, a deportation order and adjustment of status may be related. If you are seeking to adjust your status to become a lawful permanent resident, a deportation order can make this process more difficult. However, there may still be options available to you, and an experienced immigration attorney can help you explore those options.
If you or someone you know has received an order of deportation, it is important to act quickly and seek the help of an experienced immigration attorney. At Dominguez Law Firm, PLLC, we understand the challenges of facing deportation and are committed to providing you with the guidance and representation you need. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn about your options for fighting deportation.