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!