A person who has received a notice to appear in immigration court or is currently going through the deportation process should find a lawyer as soon as possible. A notice to appear in immigration court typically means that either ICE, CBP or USCIS has initiated the removal process against an immigrant. It is important to act quickly because immigration court has very strict rules, regulations that are time sensitive.
The most common immigration violations for which a person may end up in deportation proceedings are as follows:
- A violation of the conditions of a non-immigrant visa;
- A conviction of a criminal offense;
- Marriage fraud;
- Illegal entry into the U.S.
There are many other reasons why a person can be in deportation or immigration court. Removal proceedings are extremely complicated matters of immigration law that require knowledge and expertise.