Immigration Attorney Dallas TXIf you are living in the U.S. legally, either through a nonimmigrant visa or even with a green card, you should know that you may still need the help of an immigration attorney because you can still be deported. As a legal resident of the U.S., you do not have the same protection from deportation that citizens have and until you become a naturalized citizen of the United States you are subject to deportation under certain conditions that include but are not limited to:
Committing marriage fraud to obtain a green card
Having been inadmissible (for a variety of reasons including having a criminal background, a communicable disease or mental impairment) at the time of entry into the U.S.
Attempting to smuggle an alien into the U.S.
Being convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude (generally, this is a crime that involves some type of depraved, immoral or reprehensible act)
Being convicted of an aggravated felony
Being convicted of a drug crime (with some exceptions)
Being convicted of illegally buying, selling or possessing firearms
Being convicted of committing or trying to commit treason, espionage, sabotage or sedition
Being convicted of domestic violence, stalking or child abuse
Failing to register as a sex offender
Failing to advise immigration authorities of a change of address within 10 days of moving
Engaging in, or appearing likely to engage in, terrorist activity
Having participated in Nazi persecution, genocide or torture
Becoming a public charge (becoming dependent on government assistance) for reasons that did not arise after entry into the U.S.
Having voted in violation of federal, state or local law (exceptions include people who reasonably believe themselves to be U.S. citizens based on the citizenship of their parents)