Legal and illegal immigrants in the United States can be deported or removed for a variety of reasons from Oakland California.
Understanding How to Avoid Deportation from Oakland California
A growing trend is that individuals are being deported or removed after an arrest or conviction from a criminal charge not related to their citizenship status. Many times, people are also deported or removed for merely being in the United States illegally. If you are facing deportation from Oakland CA, it would be prudent to learn about your legal rights.
You May Be Deported from Oakland CA
Authorities can deport or remove people on a variety of grounds -- even those who are legally residing in Oakland, CA.
Violent felonies and drug charges are generally grounds for removal. However, even misdemeanor crimes of moral turpitude such as theft or fraud- those that show lack of justice, honesty, or good morals- may be grounds for deportation or removal. If you are facing deportation or removal, you can contest the proceedings.
People who are in the United States for over 7 years or have reasons to seek asylum in the United States may be able to prevent being deported or removed. Some cities and states also have "safe harbor" laws that encourage state and local officials not to report individuals to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) unless Federal laws specifically compel them to. If you present your case via LegalMatch's intake system, Oakland CA Deportation or Removal Lawyers will look over your case and respond with a possible plan for you.