Deportation and Inadmissibility: What it means and how to avoid it
Deportation and inadmissibility: Have you ever wondered what deportation and inadmissibility mean? They both have an impact on your ability to enter or leave the United States. It is important for everyone, especially those who are considering becoming U.S. citizens, to understand these terms and know how they may affect them in order to avoid deportation or inadmissibility issues that could lead to deportation if not resolved properly!
What is deportation and what is the process?
Deportation is the process by which a non-U.S. citizen can be legally forced to leave the United States and return to their native country or another foreign nation they have previously visited lawfully, voluntarily, and without a deportation order being issued against them. A deportation order means that you are required to leave this country immediately – there may not always be time for you to prepare yourself before returning back home! You must depart from within 90 days of receiving your deportation order regardless of whether or not it has been enforced yet. Deportation orders cannot generally be appealed once they have been received so if you receive one then your best bet would be either voluntary departure (you agree with authorities that you will leave on your own) or an appeal.
Deportation is usually the result of having committed one or more crimes in this country, but deportation may also be caused by committing fraud when applying for a visa status (such as an F-visa) or entering into the U.S. without permission (e.g., via immigration; not respecting your I-94 expiration date). If you are deported then it becomes very difficult to return legally because you will need special documentation and waivers to reenter lawfully after deportation has occurred!
Some people who have been ordered deported choose instead to remain in hiding within the United States illegally while others voluntarily leave under their own accord so that they can come back on their own terms later with legal documents permitting them entry rather than being forced out by deportation officials.
Deportation can be a costly process because it involves either the deportation agency or an immigration lawyer sending you back to your home country and ensuring that their paperwork is completed correctly in order for you not to encounter any issues later on with reentering lawfully.
Inadmissibility is different than deportation, but they are related since both can prevent people from entering into this country legally. Inadmissibility means that if someone were attempting entry into America then they would be denied at any of the border crossings (the airport does not count as one of these). A person’s criminal history may cause them to be deemed inadmissible meaning that even though they do not have a deportation order against them, there are still problems even if they have never been deported.
Inadmissibility is not as common as deportation, but the two terms are related since deportation can result in someone being deemed inadmissible (if it involves crimes or fraud that were committed within five years of attempting to enter into America then this would be considered unlawful presence). Someone who has previously overstayed their visa and remained illegally after their I-94 expiration date could also end up becoming inadmissible due to illegal status which means that entering legally will require special waivers before you can come back lawfully. If a person becomes deemed inadmissible then there may be legal options out there for them depending on what caused them to become ineligible so it is important for anyone facing this problem to consult with an immigration lawyer in order to determine what their best course of action may be.
It is important that you do not attempt to enter America if you are deemed deportation or inadmissible because the border patrol has been notified about this situation and they will most likely catch you when trying to cross illegally (you must avoid any land, air, or sea travel). You can legally come back into America at some point later on by applying for a waiver but even then it would require proving extreme hardship so there is no guarantee that your application will be approved. Never make attempts to sneak across borders without consulting with someone who understands deportation rules and regulations! Remember these points before attempting entry into USA:
- Deportation orders cannot generally be appealed once they are issued
- Deportation can lead to inadmissibility if it involves crimes or fraud that were committed within five years of entering the U.S. illegally
- Deportation is more common than inadmissibility, but both can prevent people from lawfully reentering America without special waivers and documentation first!