Tucson Lawyers for Illegal Immigrants
State and federal laws covering illegal immigration contain many harsh provisions that can lead to deportation for even small offenses and overstays in the United States. In representing illegal immigrants, the Benavidez Law Group, P.C. aims to help clients avoid removal whenever possible by providing effective, thorough guidance through immigration proceedings.
Illegal Immigrant Status
An individual residing in the United States illegally is known as an illegal immigrant. Other terms that may be used to describe an illegal immigrant include undocumented immigrant, illegal alien, undocumented alien, unauthorized migrant, illegal migrant, migrant, or undocumented worker. Some undocumented immigrants enter the country illegally, while others entered legally but overstayed the number of days permitted on their visas, or violated the terms of their permanent residence (green card) or asylum permit.
Regardless of how an illegal immigrant came to the United States, many decided to take the risk in search of a better life, often leaving loved ones and possessions behind. Some immigrants also move for the sake of their children, as children of illegal immigrants born in the United States automatically gain citizenship. Our lawyers appreciate the sacrifices made by immigrants, and do everything we can to help them achieve their objectives for coming to the U.S.
Deportation & Removal
If you come to the U.S. illegally and the authorities find out, the result is generally deportation, which means the government sends you back to your home country after a hearing. During the hearing, you have the right to present you case to a judge in immigration court. Attorneys at the Benavidez Law Group, P.C. have significant experience representing illegal immigrants in deportation proceedings.
Arizona’s Illegal Immigration Law
In 2010, Arizona passed a highly controversial law to deter illegal immigration. While much of the law was struck down by the United States Supreme court in 2012, one of the most contested parts remains: police are allowed to check a person’s immigration status while enforcing other laws if “reasonable suspicion” exists that the person is in the U.S. illegally.
Unfortunately, this law may encourage racial profiling and cause many innocent people to be singled out as if they were criminals. If you or a loved one has been the target of an anti-immigration law or policy, either because of your personal appearance or your status as a non-U.S. born citizen, we can help you protect your rights and wellbeing.
Speak to an Experienced Immigration Attorney in Tucson Today
Whether you are a legal resident of the U.S. or have yet to obtain a visa or green card, you still have certain unalienable civil rights that you should fight to protect. If you face a hearing or charges related to illegal immigration, please contact the Benavidez Law Group, P.C. in Tucson to schedule a consultation. Hablamos español.