Deportation, also referred to as ‘removal’, occurs when an alien is removed from the United States by the federal government.
The process of removal is usually initiated by the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR), and a decision is rendered in one of the US Immigration Courts.
Immigration Court decisions can be challenged in several ways, including filing an appeal or an administrative closure pending an alternative application for relief.
The reason for removal is often due to violations of US Immigration laws.
The most common reason for deportation is a criminal conviction, specifically, for “crimes of moral turpitude”, or an aggravated felony.
Other crimes may include terroristic activity, endangering public safety, an attempt to overthrow the US government, or violations of sanctions laws.
If you are currently facing deportation proceedings, contact an experienced immigration lawyer to learn more.