Can I Keep Working if I Have Been Charged With Removal?

Can I Keep Working if I Have Been Charged With Removal?

In many circumstances, immigrants are able to get permission to work or continue working, even after the government has charged them with removal. Since deportation proceedings can drag on for many months or even years in some cases, it is hard for immigrants who are subject to these charges to not be able to work and support themselves and their families. Federal immigration laws acknowledge and recognize the hardships posed by an inability to work, and, therefore, there are provisions in the Immigration and Nationality Act that allow an immigration in this position to legally work. For instance, if you are using one of the following claims as a defense in your deportation proceedings and are otherwise eligible to do so, then you might also be eligible to work pending the deportation proceedings:
  • Adjustment of Status
  • Cancellation of Removal
  • Deferred Removal
  • Asylum
  • Withholding of removal
  • DACA relief
However, there is a waiting period in many situations before you may be able to get a work permit that allows you to legally work. For instance, if you apply for certain types of relief during your deportation proceedings, you may have to wait until the federal government completes a background check and fingerprints you in order to get a work permit. The government always will take steps to ensure that issuing you a work permit would not be a threat to national security in some way. Once you receive a valid work permit, then you can legally work in the U.S. while your deportation proceedings are pending. At Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C., we are here to help you through your deportation proceedings, how matter how complex or lengthy they may be. We can investigate your case, assess your chances of avoiding deportation, and begin building the strongest defenses possible in your deportation proceedings. Since our law firm exclusively focuses all of our efforts on defending people just like you in deportation proceedings, we have unparalleled skills and knowledge that can be essential to being successful in your deportation case. Call us today and arrange an initial appointment with our Oakland deportation defense attorneys.
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