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US immigration law may provide options for avoiding deportation

Deportation is a common fear among individuals who have come to California or other parts of the United States from different countries. Even if they believe they have all of their paperwork in order or have garnered the right immigration status, they could still feel this fear. Fortunately, some aspects of U.S. immigration law could allow them to fight against deportation proceedings.

One option that some parties may have is to apply for a stay of deportation. This action could give them the ability to appeal deportation rulings and put their deportation proceedings on hold. The appropriate form must be filed, in this case Form I-246, and the applicable fee paid. The applications must also include evidence that can support the reasons for wanting to obtain a stay of deportation.

An adjustment of status could also help certain individuals. Some immigrants may have the ability to get a green card through a family petition or by seeking asylum. Of course, certain stipulations apply to both of these possibilities, and the process for each can take a considerable amount of time. However, if a person successfully adjusts his or her immigration status, the deportation order may become void.

At the first sign of possible deportation, it may prove wise for immigrants in California to understand their legal options. Deportation could cause a number of hardships for them and their families, and knowing that they may be able to avoid that outcome could provide hope. In order to gain information on potentially avoiding deportation, interested parties may want to consult with U.S. immigration law attorneys.

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