Adjustment of status is the process by which a foreign national who is in the United States on a temporary visa can apply for a green card that provides permanent resident status. Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, is used to apply for lawful permanent resident status. If your adjustment of status is denied, you may be placed in removal proceedings, which is the process of being deported from the United States. However, there are a few things you can do to protect yourself from deportation.
Even if your adjustment of status is denied, you may not be automatically deported. The decision of whether or not to deport you will be made by an immigration judge after a hearing. At the hearing, you will have the opportunity to present evidence and arguments in support of your staying in the United States.
If you are facing deportation, it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible. An immigration and deportation defense attorney can help you understand your options and protect your rights.
The experienced attorneys of Godoy Law Office, bring a wealth of experience to every client’s immigration law matter. Satisfied clients acknowledge our effectiveness in the areas of criminal defense and immigration law.
We understand how to meet the needs of clients from all walks of life. Clients come to us for advice and representation in family-based visas, green cards and deportation defense. Call us at 630-345-4164 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.
We serve the entire Chicago, Illinois area including DuPage, Cook, Kane, Will and Lake Counties.
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