I.N.A Grounds for Deportation: What Immigrants Need to Know

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An issue that many immigrants have is that they do not understand the United States Justice System. Different than their home countries, what could be an insignificant act there, could be a criminal act here. That is why it is crucial that all illegal immigrants, visa holders, and green card holders be familiar with what the grounds for deportation in the United States are.

Deportation is when a non-citizen of the United States is removed and sent back to the person’s country of origin. Grounds for deportation are written by the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act (I.N.A) and can be found in Section 237 of the I.N.A.

These laws by I.N.A are applicable to any non-citizen living in the United States, including legal residency holders. United States citizens are the only ones who are safe from deportation – the only time a citizen can be deported is if they committed fraud when gaining their citizenship.

The following is a brief list that illustrates some reasons why an immigrant may be deported:

  • Marriage fraud
  • Failed to register as a sex offender
  • Knowingly helped smuggle an alien into the U.S.
  • Convicted of an aggravated felony
  • Convicted of committing, or conspiring to commit espionage, sabotage, treason, or sedition
  • Convicted of domestic violence
  • Convicted of child abuse, neglect, or abandonment
  • Participated in Nazi persecution, genocide, torture or extrajudicial killings

These are a few of the many laws enforced by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. To read all of the grounds for deportation, please refer to Section 237 of the I.N.A.

If immigration authorities believe that you have committed an act or crime that could result in deportation, you will not be removed immediately. Aliens and lawful residency have the right to defend their case in immigration court. Some types of deportation provide a legal forgiveness waiver that immigrants can apply for.

If Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been notified of your criminal acts/crimes, illegal immigrants could receive an ICE Detainer. ICE Detainers are requests made by federal authorities, towards local and state authorities, to keep in custody, any illegal aliens they may encounter who have possible grounds for deportation.

Most immigrants who are arrested and help at an ICE detention center will be given an immigration bail bond hearing to determine what their bond will be. Once a bond price is set, the immigrant is eligible to apply for an immigration bail bond.

While an immigration bail bond will not keep the alien from being deported, it will allow them to remain out of jail until their immigration court hearing.

If you need help obtaining and posting an immigration bail bond, US Immigration Bonds can help. Our immigration bail bonds specialists have been helping immigrants receive same-day immigration bonds for over 25 years. Our immigration bail bonds company offers the cheapest immigration bail bonds in the industry. Call today to speak with an immigration bondsman about your options.

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