If you think that deportation is not a real threat in Texas, think again. Looking at the statistics from 2012 shows that the United States is very willing to deport people over the border, as 409,849 people were removed from the country. This was done by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
However, what some people do not know is that you can fight back against looming deportation. There are steps that you can take to appeal the process, to slow things down and even to get the deportation to be called off. The outcome can be delayed or avoided altogether. It is important that people know that they have these legal options, as many people do not use them simply because they are not aware that they exist.
The United States government is not necessarily going to tell you about all of your options upfront, so being educated on the subject is very critical.
Of course, all cases are different. Some people are being deported because they are facing criminal convictions, for example. However, do you make the sometimes common mistake of thinking that all of the deportations revolve around criminal charges? The truth is that 45 percent of the people deported in 2012 -- roughly 184,432 individuals -- were never convicted of any crimes.
As you can see, learning more about the process and your legal options makes a huge difference. If you would like to do this, we encourage you to check out our page on deportation as soon as you can.