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3 Reasons Why an Immigrant Would Be Deported

Many scenarios can lead to deportation from the United States. Many myths and misunderstandings about deportation have muddied the waters, making it harder to know what can and can’t legally result in deportation. Understanding some of the most common situations that may lead to deportation can help you to separate immigration myths from the facts so you can better comprehend the immigration system. 


Medical deportations and deportation related to immigration violations and taxes are among some of the chiefest reasons why an immigrant might be deported. Let’s take a closer look at each of these causes and what they mean. 


1. Medical Deportation

Deportation due to medical issues is quite common among undocumented immigrants and migrant workers, as these folks tend to be uninsured. Basically, medical deportation entails handling the patient’s urgent needs in the United States. Then, an immigrant case management specialist helps to place the patient in medical care in their home country so further care needs can be tended to.


NPR reports that these deportations commonly occur when patients have medical needs that extend beyond an initial hospital visit and need to be transferred to another facility for ongoing care. Without insurance, finding the right place to discharge these patients in the United States becomes nearly impossible. Medical deportations help them get the quality of care they deserve without racking up enormous medical bills in the United States. 


2. Deportation for Immigration Violations

Many types of immigration violations may put someone at risk of deportation. Overstaying on a visa or violating visa status both can lead to deportation from the United States. For people in the country on a visa, if they do not leave by their departure date, that would be considered an immigration violation that can trigger deportation.


Violating your visa status can be a bit more tricky. For example, if you are in the country on a student visa and you take on a full-time job, you would be considered in violation of your visa status. Many other scenarios might trigger a visa status violation depending on what type of visa you have entered the country with. 


3. Taxes and Deportation

Finally, tax issues can also lead to deportation. Many people don’t realize that undocumented immigrants and migrant workers must also pay taxes in the United States. Immigrants with and without legal status can face deportation should they fail to pay taxes, submit tax forms containing errors, or commit tax fraud. 


Some undocumented immigrants fear the tax system because they believe the IRS will report their status, leading to their deportation. This fear can lead people to avoid paying taxes. The IRS actually cannot report on an individual’s immigration status, and in fact, failure to pay taxes makes deportation much more likely. 


About Allista

Allista provides medical care for undocumented immigrants by coordinating medical deportations for patients with severe work-related injuries. Allista helps undocumented patients get the medical care they need to have healthier lives. By connecting case managers with lawyers and hospitals, Allista ensures that patients receive proper medical attention and that the care goes through the correct legal channels. Allista helps these patients break down legal, cultural, and language barriers to get the quality medical care they need, for a fraction of the cost. 

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