Every year, hundreds of thousands of people are deported from the United States. Here are a few of the most common reasons:

Violating the terms of your visa
As you should know, the type of visa you received when arriving in the United States has strict terms that you must follow. For example, if you are visiting the country on a tourist visa, you cannot work here. Or if you are here on a student visa, you may only be authorized to work on the campus of the school you attend. These rules must be followed, otherwise you may be legally deported.

Becoming a “public charge”
If you are in the United States on a green card, your sponsor relative agreed to fully support you during your stay. Therefore, if you have to rely on government-based assistance while in the United States, you are in violation of the promises that initially secured your legal right to be here.

Changing address without notifying USCIS
Anyone who has gone through the immigration process in the United States knows that there a plethora of seemingly arbitrary rules to follow. No matter how random these rules may seem to you, they must be followed if you wish to retain your legal status. One rule that is often broken by mistake is the one that states you must notify United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) any time your address changes. Failure to do so is grounds for deportation.

If you are facing deportation, it is in your best interest to seek out attorney services in Fort Lee. Give us a call today for your free consultation.