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What Can You Be Deported For?

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Immigrants to the United States can be deported for various reasons. To ensure that individuals are not a threat to public safety or national security, the US government may deport immigrants who have been convicted of a crime, have violated immigration laws, or have committed fraud or misrepresentation. Contact the Law Office of Raymond O. Griffith for more information about immigration law, regulations, and deportation.

Violating Visa Status Or Immigration Law

Common violations include overstaying a visa, working without valid authorization, and failing to register with the appropriate authorities. Immigrants should familiarize themselves with the laws and regulations that apply to them to avoid violating their visa status or immigration law.

Fraud, Misrepresentation, Or Theft

Immigrants need to understand that engaging in any type of fraud or misrepresentation of facts could lead to their removal from the U.S. and the potential loss of their legal status. Individuals found guilty of such offenses may be deported and barred from returning to the U.S., even if they have obtained lawful permanent residency or citizenship status.

Criminal Convictions

Deportation from the U.S. due to criminal convictions is a serious matter that should not be taken lightly.  A criminal lawyer with experience in deportation proceedings is essential to ensure that the individual understands the process and their rights and to help them build a deportation defense.

Becoming A Public Charge

Any immigrant found to be a public charge — someone who heavily relies on public or government assistance — or who is deemed inadmissible due to their health or financial status can be deported.


It is important for all immigrants to understand the laws and regulations surrounding their immigration status and to abide by them to avoid any potential legal issues or deportation. Contact Griffith Immigration Law if you need a deportation defense attorney or a criminal defense and immigration attorney around the Baltimore area.

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