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Removal Proceedings

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     In today’s world everyone travels. Whether it is for business or pleasure, a lot of people have traveled outside of their home country at one point or another. Every time a person has entered a country, they are not a citizen of, they are subject to that county’s rules, laws, and regulations. It is vital to understand and respect each country’s laws, when traveling whatever the purpose of the travel may be.

     Strictly speaking for the United States, once a person enters the country, they are held liable to the immigration and travel laws of the United States, including deportation procedures should it come to that. Typically, if a person legally enters the county, ensures their visa and paperwork are valid and up to date, all the while ensuring they are a law-abiding citizen, there should be no need of ever mentioning deportation.

     Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case and there are many reasons why an individual might be deported from a country. If you are to be deported, you will be put into what is referred to as removal proceedings. Some of the most common reasons a person might be put into removal proceedings include: over-staying a visa and becoming off-status, or entering the country illegally, without a any type of visa or documentation. There are countless reasons why someone might be put into removal proceedings and it is important to remember these are all subject to change depending on each person’s individual case!

     Of course, everyone wants to avoid getting to this point at all costs, but sometimes it becomes inevitable and thus a person should be prepared. Proactive ways to avoid being put into removal proceedings is ensuring your visa or documentation is all up-to date, valid and if needs renewing to keep up with all necessary deadlines. If you have reached a point of considering alternate options, adjustment of status, if you have already been deported from the country or any number of other inquires– you may always choose to seek legal counsel with an immigration expert for the best result!

     In any case, consulting with an experienced immigration law attorney is always a good idea. An immigration lawyer can effectively assess a person’s individual situation and provide them with legal advice on how to best navigate the complex waters of immigration law. Seeking legal counsel may be beneficial for a multitude of reasons! Attorneys may assist their clients in not only advising them legally on a case-to-case basis, but assisting with the preparation of documentation – ensuring all details are correct and all forms are completed entirely and correctly.

     If you would like to speak with an experienced immigration attorney and schedule a consultation, you can contact our office online by submitting a Contact Form at Contact Us | The Law Offices of Eugene Mogilevsky ( or by directly calling our office at (317) 743-7958. Our attorneys practice a variety of different laws as well such as immigration law, family law and divorce, real estate, criminal, litigation, probate, wills, trust, trademarks, business law, power of attorney, wills and more!

Disclaimer: This blog post is for educational and informational purposes only and is not to be taken as legal advice in any capacity. Reading this blog does not constitute or establish an attorney-client relationship.