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Can I Get Deported if I have a Green Card?

Possessing a green card allows you to live and work permanently in the United States. However, many people are unsure if they can be deported if they have a green card. The short answer is yes, green card holders can be deported.

Some reasons that green card holders can be deported may include:

  • Termination of conditional permanent resident status;
  • Knowingly helping someone enter into the United States illegally;
  • Committing marriage fraud;
  • Committing crimes of moral turpitude, including murder, rape, incest, kidnapping, theft, or fraud;
  • Committing an aggravated felony;
  • Committing a high-speed flight from an immigration checkpoint;
  • Failure to register as a sex offender;
  • Conviction of drug or firearm crimes;
  • Failure to establish a permanent residence or abandonment of permanent residence; or
  • Involvement in espionage, sabotage, or violations or evasions of any law prohibiting the export of goods, technology, or sensitive information, or in any other criminal activity that is a danger to public safety or national security.

This list is not extensive, and in some cases, you may be eligible to apply for a waiver to avoid deportation. If you are a green card holder and are concerned about possibly being deported, you can contact Berardi Immigration Law to determine your best course of action!