Legal and illegal immigrants in the United States can be deported or removed for a variety of reasons from San Mateo California.
Understanding How to Avoid Deportation from San Mateo California
A growing trend is that immigrants 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 San Mateo CA, you should become familiar with your rights.
You May Be Deported from San Mateo CA
Both legal and illegal immigrants may be subject to mandatory deportation for committing some crimes in San Mateo, CA.
For example, one may be deported or removed based on a drug-related offense, a violent felony charge, and some other crime involving "moral turpitude," including fraud or stealing. There are a number of ways to challenge deportation or removal 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, San Mateo CA lawyers can evaluate your case and present the best possible defense against removal.