People come to the U.S. every day looking for work, to connect with family or to make a better life for themselves. However, some of these people fall victim to crimes and end up facing some serious penalties, including deportation.
If you or a loved one is not a citizen of the U.S., you may very well be concerned about the possibility of being deported. Any person who is here without the proper permission can be detained by immigration officials and face removal. Even if you are a lawful permanent resident, you could be deported if you commit certain crimes.
In our last blog post, we discussed the importance of securing the appropriate visa if you are an entertainer or artist from another country coming to the U.S. for a performance, event or other career-related opportunity. In that post, which can be read here, we also discussed the fact that challenges can and do arise that jeopardize a person's reputation or career if they are unable to enter the United States.
International travel can be an important part of many careers. Careers in the entertainment industry can sometimes require a fair amount of such travel. Sometimes, important career demands or career opportunities make it so an artist, actress, musician, athlete or other entertainer from another country needs entry into the United States.
In a previous post on this blog, we discussed the differences between being a lawful permanent resident and being a U.S. citizen. In that blog, which can be read in full here, we noted that there are number of benefits and rights citizens are afforded that others are not.