Deportation, Removal and Defense

If you’re and immigrant facing removal proceedings, we’re prepared to fight for your future

For immigrants in America, there are few things more frightening than the threat of removal. If you’re facing removal or deportation, you don’t want to be alone. At the Law Office of Perry A. Craft, PLLC, we make sure you never are. We stand by your side from beginning to end and answer your questions. If you have been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), you don’t have to be afraid; Attorney Perry A. Craft can help.

What are the grounds for deportation?

Each year, hundreds of thousands of immigrants face deportation – sometimes for reasons they may not understand. Because immigration laws are strict and because so many people apply for visas and citizenship each year, the U.S. government pays very close attention to immigrants who may break the rules, even accidentally. Some common causes for removal proceedings include:

  • Illegal entry to the United States. If you came here without permission, the government may return you to your home country.
  • Violating the terms of your visa. Visas are very specific. If you came here with a temporary visa but started collecting a salary, you could face removal proceedings for violating the rules that govern business immigration. You may also face deportation if you let your permanent visa expire, or if you weren’t completely truthful when you applied.
  • Marriage fraud. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services takes family immigration laws very seriously. If you don’t follow the guidelines, you could face marriage fraud charges. This could lead to deportation.
  • Joining a prohibited organization. Certain groups, such as hate groups or radical anti-government organizations, are prohibited.
  • Becoming a public charge within five years of entering the country. Let’s say you move to Nashville to work but end up losing your job and must apply for public assistance. The U.S. government could begin removal proceedings because you have become a public charge, meaning you are dependent on the government for assistance.
  • Committing a crime. A criminal conviction could cost you the life you’ve built in America. In some cases, being charged with a crime is enough to be deported.
  • Denial of asylum. Thousands of people apply for asylum every year. If your request for asylum is denied, you could be removed to your home country.

The removal process is very, very complicated. You want a skilled immigration attorney to help you through it. Attorney Perry A. Craft offers you a distinct advantage when you’re facing deportation because of his diverse background. His experience and knowledge allow him to look at your case from many different perspectives. He knows how to craft an airtight strategy designed to keep you here in America, where you belong. His devotion to justice means he always seeks the most ethical way to solve your problems.

Don’t face removal proceedings alone; let our Nashville firm help

Deportation is frightening; choosing a lawyer shouldn’t be. At the Law Office of Perry A. Craft, PLLC, we fight for your future in America. If the government has informed you that they’re beginning removal proceedings, call 615-953-3808 or fill out our convenient contact form to speak with Attorney Craft today. Together, we will protect your rights.