April 24, 2011 – In The News
"The Law Works"
Who can be deported? How difficult is it to be deported? What does the deportation process really entail? These are just some of the topics Robert Whitehill discussed during an interview with Dan Ringer of "The Law Works" on the process of deportation in the United States.

Whitehill provided a background on immigration and touched on the reasons why people come to the United States illegally. He also discussed the implications of deportation and who is eligible for such measures.

"Deportation is possible for anyone who is not a citizen of the United States. Removal is a judicial proceeding, and the individual has the opportunity to appear in front of an immigration judge and plead to allegations."

Whitehill discussed how deportation trials evolve and emphasized the need for lawyers during such trials, because unfortunately, "there are not many immigration lawyers and even fewer pro bono immigration lawyers."

He also explains how some violations, such as overstaying visas, committing a crime or technically violating the law, will make it harder for illegal aliens to use the deportation process as avenue to citizenship.

Watch the full video to learn more about the deportation process in the United States.