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5 Things that Put You at Risk for an Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) Arrest

The threat of arrests and deportation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) can be a constant worry, even for permanent residents. The causes for arrests and removals are often associated with the violation of U.S. immigration laws but can even be for relatively minor crimes. Immigrants are typically placed into removal proceedings after evidence is found that they committed a crime. Any non-citizen, including green card holders, may be deported back to their home country from the U.S.

  1. Entered Without Status – A person who entered the United States without inspection (EWI), means that they are generally ineligible to adjust status (or apply for a visa) while still in the United States.
  2. Overstayed a Visa – When a foreign national remains in the U.S. longer than the period of authorized stay, it’s called “overstaying” a visa. This and any minor crime puts you at risk.
  3. Final Order of Removal – Once you are subject to a Final Order of Removal, you must leave the U.S. This means you have been deemed deportable.
  4. Permanent Residents & Green Cards – Permanent Residents and Green Card holders are allowed to stay in the U.S. permanently, however, even a minor criminal infraction can change that.
  5. Refugees – A refugee forced to cross national boundaries has protections under U.S. law, but a criminal infraction can change that.

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