Bars to Returning to the U.S.
Winter Park Immigration & Deportation Defense Attorney
The United States removal law is based on the
Immigration and Nationality Act, which does not allow violations of visas to be made. The U.S. can bar
aliens from returning to this country after they have committed an illegal
act or aggravated felony. The three- and ten-year bars to immigration
unlawful presence. These bars are powerful and serious penalties that prohibit immigrants
from returning to the United States for a set amount of time. Overstaying
a visa is also a violation that is taken seriously, often considered as
serious as committing a crime while retaining temporary residence in the country.
Aliens will be blacklisted for a certain amount of time if they are convicted
of a criminal offense or overstay a visa. Once removed from the country,
the alien can be barred for ten years. There are specific circumstances,
however, that can lead to a bar of 20 years. If the alien is deported
and has been removed on a prior occasion, then the 20-year bar can go
into effect. By illegally attempting to reenter the country after being
deported, an alien can be criminally charged. Another situation that often
leads to a bar from the United States is fraudulent marriage in immigration
cases. These situations are taken seriously and are not overlooked.
Legal Assistance with Bars
removal process can prove to be very complicated, especially if a person has been barred
from the country as a result of a criminal conviction or violation. Each
case is completely different and has many unique factors that can affect
the outcome. The laws that are set in place for reentry after removal
are difficult to navigate and understand. For these reasons, immigrants
to the United States often find it helpful to enlist the help of a qualified attorney.
contact one of our Winter Park immigration lawyers from Robert Brown LLC for aggressive and effective legal assistance.