One of the most enduring nicknames for the United States is The Land of Opportunity. People make plans and even risk their lives to come here, just for the chance to study, work, and build a life. Non-immigrant visas were created to allow foreign nationals to visit the United States for extended periods of time for education, investment, travel, and other reasons.

When a visa expires, the visa holder has to either leave the United States or face legal consequences. Deportation is the legal process of expelling a person from the U.S., and it can happen for many reasons, including criminal convictions, illegal entry and re-entry, and overstaying a visa, overwhelmingly the most common reason for deportation.

If you or a loved one is facing deportation, you have a legal right to defend yourself. The Law Office of Raymond O. Griffith can help. For more than 20 years, our immigration lawyers in Baltimore have advocated for our clients and created defense strategies that are intelligent and effective. We’re prepared to provide you with the legal information you need and fight aggressively on your behalf. For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact us online or by phone today.