Legal and illegal immigrants in the United States can be deported or removed for a variety of circumstances from Washington District of Columbia.

Preventing Deportation from Washington District of Columbia

Most commonly, individuals are removed or deported after they have been arrested on unrelated criminal charges. However, officials may deport or remove persons based solely on the fact that they lack sufficient authorization to be in the country. If you have been arrested or face deportation from Washington DC, it would be recommended to learn about your legal rights.

You May Be Deported from Washington DC

Both legal and illegal immigrants may be subject to mandatory deportation for committing particular crimes in Washington, DC.

For instance, 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 contest deportation or removal proceedings.

Individuals 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, Washington DC lawyers can examine your case and present the best possible defense against removal.