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The Harsh Reality of Deportation: What You Need to Know

Deportation is a serious consequence for immigrants who violate U.S. laws. It means forcing an individual out of the country, often with no option to return and without any form of appeal. Deportation can have devastating consequences for individuals and families, especially those who may have been in the United States for many years or even decades.

Immigrants may face deportation for various reasons, including entering the United States without permission, overstaying a visa, or committing a crime. Regardless of the cause for deportation, immigrants need to understand that it can lead to serious consequences such as loss of employment and income; separation from family members; physical danger due to violence or political unrest in their home countries; and even deportation to a country where they have no ties.

Here’s What Happens When the State Decides To Deport A Person 

When a person is detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), they are taken into custody. They may be held in a detention center or jail while awaiting deportation proceedings. During this time, individuals have limited rights, including the right to an attorney and to contact family members. 

If a person is found to be deportable, they may be placed in removal proceedings with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). During this process, individuals are not allowed to work, travel or receive certain benefits from the government. Immigrants must understand their legal rights during this process to ensure their safety and well-being.

What Are The Restrictions On Re-Entry?

Once a person is deported from the United States, they may not be allowed to re-enter the country for some time. Depending on their circumstances, an individual can be barred from re-entry anywhere from 5 to 20 years or even permanently in some cases. Those deported due to criminal activity are likely to face even more stringent restrictions.

3 Fatal Consequences Of Deportation

Family Separation

Deportation devastates families, often leading to separation among family members. The children of a person who is deported are left without one or both parents and may end up in foster care if no other adult relative can take care of them. That can have long-term consequences for the children, including psychological distress, poverty, and language barriers due to their home countries’ lack of educational resources.

Removal Of Legal Status And Benefits

Once a person is deported from the United States, they immediately lose any legal status or benefits gained while living in the country. That may include access to education, health care, and employment. It is important for individuals facing deportation to understand their rights and potential to make informed decisions about their future. 

Loss Of Financial Stability

Deportation can be financially devastating for individuals and families. Those who are removed from the United States often lose their jobs, leading to financial hardship. In addition, they may not have access to government benefits in their home country and, therefore, may struggle to support themselves and their family members. The effects of deportation on individuals and families can be long-lasting and far-reaching.

Hire A Deportation Defense Lawyer & Fight For Your Stay In The U.S.

Did you know that most people deported from the United States have no legal representation? At Presti Law Firm, we understand the emotional and financial hardships of the deportation process. That is why we strive to provide professional representation for clients facing deportation. Our experienced attorneys will work with you to build an effective defense strategy that allows you to stay legally in the United States.

No one should deal with the traumatic experience of deportation alone. So choose us, and avoid dealing with unnecessary stress and trauma. We believe that all immigrants deserve a fair chance, and our empathy drives us to fight against the prejudice all immigrants face. Through our legal expertise and our extensive knowledge of deportation laws, we will do everything in our power to protect your rights and help you stay in the U.S. 


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