Immigration Consequences for Visa Holders
A visa is a permit to travel to, enter, and remain inside a particular country. US visas are generally granted for those who intend to briefly stay in the US or for those who intend to permanently stay here. If you’ve been arrested and you’re coming to the United States or already inside the United States on a Visa, you could face serous consequences. Any and all contact that results in arrests results in potential immigration consequences. These consequences can result from the arrest alone and even if the case is later dismissed. This is because immigration law works differently than criminal law. In criminal law, you are presumed innocent so if the case is later dismissed, you, presumably, didn’t do what you were arrested for. In immigration law, you can be found to have committed an offense that makes you removable (deportable) depending on the findings of an immigration judge.