Illegally Residing in the U.S.
Immigration Attorney in Ohio
Unlawful presence defines itself - it is the act of unlawfully residing within the United States. There are a few different reasons that you may be deemed unlawfully present in the U.S., all of which need to be immediately addressed and dealt with to help avoid confusion, frustration, and, ultimately, deportation. It is absolutely imperative that you maintain legal and lawful status within the United States, and the minute that you visa expires, you must abide by the law and return to your country of origin or take the necessary steps to extend your visa or change your status of immigration.
Overstaying Your Visa
Being out of status according to the terms of your visa can trigger an unlawful presence alert. If your visa expires on the first of the month, then it is important that you do not stay in the country after that date so that you do not become labeled as unlawfully present in the U.S. Other actions that trigger unlawful presence status include entering the United States through any means other than a specified port of entry, making false claims in order to enter in the U.S., or remaining in the United States after visa expiration.
Changing Status Before Illegal Presence
You can change or alter your immigration status before you find yourself facing unlawful presence violations. In order to do this, it is imperative that you work with an understanding Cleveland immigration lawyer who has the experience, tenacity, and resources at hand to help execute your case. At Brown Immigration Law we will help you fight for your legal presence and assist you in obtaining naturalization or any other form of legal presence that will allow you in to legally remain within the United States.
Do not hesitate to contact us. Time is of the essence, and because certain forms may take months to get approved, the sooner you act, the sooner we can begin assisting you.