Even if a foreign national is legally present in the United States, he or she must have the proper authorization from the federal government in order to work. If he or she fails to obtain work authorization before working in the United States, he or she becomes at risk of deportation. For example, if you are present in the United States on an employment based visa, or on a student visa, and you decide to work for a different company or without the valid permit, this will constitute a violation of your visa status and will make you “deportable” under the immigration and nationality act. Specifically, Immigration and Nationality Act section 237(a)(1)(B) makes any foreign national who “is present in the United States in violation of this Act or any other law of the United States” deportable. If you have worked without permission, ICE could try to initiate deportation proceedings against you. To do this, they would need to issue a Notice to Appear in Immigration Court, and they would need to explain why they allege that you violated immigration laws. If you have received such a notice, you need urgent help, and we need to determine which options are available to you to avoid or prevent your deportation! At Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C., we are here to help you through your deportation proceedings, how matter how complex or lengthy they may be. We can investigate your case, evaluate your ability to avoid deportation, and begin building the strongest defenses possible in your deportation proceedings. Since our law firm exclusively focuses all of our efforts on defending people just like you in deportation proceedings, we have unparalleled skills and knowledge that can be essential to being successful in your deportation case. Call us today and arrange a free initial appointment with our Oakland deportation defense attorneys