U.S. immigration authorities may deport individuals for several reasons, and in most situations, they just have to prove the individual did not have a right to be in the country in the first place. In these cases, immigration authorities will make plans to deport offenders, which means they must return to their home country.

Immigrant with the suitcases


There are a variety of reasons why U.S. immigration authorities may try to deport people, and if you find yourself in this situation, it may be beneficial to contact an experienced deportation lawyer. The O’Brien Law Group is a respected law firm that specializes in helping individuals who are facing deportation or who wish to live and work in the United States legally.

To speak to a Louisville deportation lawyer about your specific concerns, give us a call today at 502-400-7890. Rusty O’Brien has more than 10 years of experience, and he regularly represents clients before the immigration service.

Here are three possible reasons U.S. immigration may try to deport you:

  1. Ignoring Visa Terms

If you are a nonimmigrant living in the United States, you will likely have a visa permitting you to be in the country. According to the Bureau of Consular Affairs, all visas have certain conditions attached.

These conditions usually relate to length of stay and eligibility to work. If U.S. Immigration learns that you have breached the terms of your visa, they may choose to deport you.

  1. Criminal Acts

Certain criminal acts will put your immigrant status in jeopardy, even if you are in the country legally. According to the Department of Homeland Security, the Immigration and Nationality Act determines the impact of certain crimes on your immigrant or nonimmigrant status.

U.S. Immigration services will likely deport anyone guilty of a serious crime, including domestic violence, fraud, rape, murder or terrorism. Not all crimes are grounds for deportation, though, and if you face charges, it may be beneficial to contact an expert deportation lawyer for advice.

  1. Becoming a Public Charge

One of the conditions of obtaining a green card is that you must not rely on government assistance. According to Section 237(a)(5) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, any alien who becomes a public charge is deportable. If U.S. Immigration has provided you with a green card and you need financial assistance, you will need to obtain this from your petitioner or an independent financial sponsor, not the government.

Immigration law is complicated, and if you are facing deportation or have a question pertaining to your status in the country, Louisville immigration attorney Rusty O’Brien may be able to help. At the O’Brien Law Group, we have extensive immigration and deportation experience, and Rusty O’Brien is fluent in Spanish.

Mr. O’Brien will look through the circumstances surrounding your case and advise you on what your options are in order to live and work legally in the United States. Call us today at 502-400-7890 to schedule an appointment..

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