One of the most enduring nicknames for the United States is The Land of Opportunity. People immigrate and even risk their lives to come here; just for the chance to study, work, and build a life. For those who aren’t seeking permanent citizenship, 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 an immigrant from the U.S., and it can happen for many reasons, including criminal convictions, illegal entry and re-entry, and overstaying a visa, which is overwhelmingly the most common reason for deportation. Much of this can be avoided by following the correct procedures for green card and visa renewals, as well as having adequate immigration consultation.

If you or a loved one is facing deportation, then 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 deportation defense strategies that are intelligent and effective. We’re prepared to provide you with the deportation defense information you need and fight aggressively on your behalf. For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact us online or by phone today.