The Roles and Responsibilities of Immigration Attorneys

Avoid Deportation: 3 Signs You Need To Hire A Removal Attorney

If you're in the United States illegally, you may be at risk for deportation. In most cases, if you don't do anything wrong, you can continue to live and work in the United States. But, there are situations where the government will move swiftly to remove you from the country. But, most undocumented aliens don't know when they're at risk for deportation. Unfortunately, that lack of knowledge makes it difficult to prepare. Read the information provided below. If any of the issues described below relate to you, you're at an increased risk for deportation. To protect yourself, talk to a removal attorney as soon as possible. They may be able to help you avoid deportation. 

You've Lied About Your Citizenship Status

If you're in the country illegally, don't lie about your citizenship status. This is especially important where elections are concerned. You might be tempted to lie about your citizenship status so that you can vote in political elections. Unfortunately, lying about your status so that you can vote is illegal and can lead to deportation. If you've lied about your citizenship status, now's the time to talk to a removal attorney. They can help you to avoid deportation. 

You Failed to Provide Change of Address

If you've applied for citizenship or you're in the country on a visa, you're required to provide a change of address whenever you move. In most cases, you must file a change of address within ten days of your move. Failure to provide your change of address in a timely manner can put you at risk for deportation. If you've failed to submit a change of address and you're worried about deportation, it's important that you talk to a removal attorney as soon as possible. It's also important that you submit your change of address.

You're Suspected of Marriage Fraud

If you received your immigration status as the result of marriage, there's a chance that the immigration department will suspect marriage fraud. This is especially true if you entered into a rushed marriage. If the immigration department suspects that you've committed marriage fraud as a way to obtain citizenship in the United States, you need to hire an immigration attorney right away. If the government determines that you did commit marriage fraud, they could deport you. A removal attorney can help you avoid that risk. 

Don't take chances with your immigration status. If you're at risk for deportation, you need to seek legal assistance right away. 

To learn more, contact a resource like Pope & Associates PC.