Being stopped by the police or an immigration officer is an unnerving experience if you are out of status. The actions you take at that moment can impact your right to remain in the United States. Therefore, you should be well aware of your rights and how to protect yourself.

Being placed in deportation proceedings is frightening and shocking.  However, don’t panic. You may have options for remaining in the country or for protecting your right to return to the U.S.  Here are five things you need to know right now about deportation and removal.

HOW A MARIJUANA CONVICTION AFFECTS YOUR IMMIGRATION APPLICATION States across the country are relaxing the laws on marijuana. Some states have decriminalized possession of small amounts of cannabis, typically instructing police officers to issue civil citations

You are expected to leave the United States before expiration of your visa. Chances are, nobody is going to knock on your door, put you on a plane and send you home.  However, this doesn’t mean there are not consequences of overstaying your visa, especially if you want