Deportation or Removal
Immigration Deportation and Removal Attorneys in Dallas, Houston, and Other Areas
Helpful Information from the Attorneys at Bailey & Galyen
If you are facing deportation or are concerned that you may be subject to removal proceedings by the Department of Homeland Security, you may be uncertain of your rights as well as the procedure for removal. This page provides basic information about deportation or removal proceedings. To discuss your concerns further with an experienced lawyer, contact Bailey & Galyen or call one of the numbers listed below to set up a free initial consultation.
For additional information about immigration, see the following pages:
- Immigration overview
- Basic laws of immigration
- Family and work-based visas
- The role of the government in immigration matters
What is Removal or Deportation?
Removal is a federal proceeding, taken by the Department of Homeland Security, to deport a foreign national from the United States for violation of immigration or other laws. You may also be subject to removal for violating the terms of a visa. You may challenge the efforts to remove you. If the removal is granted, you may be prohibited from returning to the United States, even as a visitor.
What Acts May Be the Basis for a Removal Proceeding?
The government may seek removal for many reasons, including
- Staying beyond the length of a valid visa
- Violating the terms of a visa (for example, engaging in employment outside of the scope of a work-based visa)
- Entering into a fraudulent marriage to obtain a visa
- Conviction of a crime
- Helping others enter the country illegally
- Participating in acts that constitute a threat to national security or public safety
What Are Your Rights in a Removal Proceeding?
When removal proceedings have been brought against you, you have the right to legal representation. Your case will be heard before an immigration law judge, who will make the final determination. You are entitled to a notice of all charges against you, as well as the opportunity to examine all evidence against you. You may cross-examine any government witnesses and can appeal an unfavorable ruling, though any appeal must be filed within 30 days.
Contact Bailey & Galyen
We offer a free initial consultation in all immigration matters. Contact our office or call us at one of the numbers listed below for an appointment.