Asked in Immigration Law and Civil Rights for Louisiana

Q: can my parents deport me at 18? can the uae embassy come get me?

we moved here 5 years ago our asylum got accepted waiting on green cards. and i go to school and work.

don’t have a green card or citizenship

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Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL

A: First, was the application merely accepted and you are receiving employment authorization cards or are you filing to adjust status? If the latter, then not really.

However, your parents can harass you until you leave the house. You should first complete your adjustment and get the green card.

You can be deported if your parents file questionable criminal charges against you and you are unable to afford a good criminal defend yourself.

It may be time to speak to a high school counselor if you face abusive treatment from your parents at home. However, if you are actually violating the law, then they can have you arrested, perhaps, which may lead to deportation proceedings. Good luck.

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL

A: The UAE cannot engage in kidnapping, so no, it can’t come and get you unless there is a warrant out for your arrest. If so, there must be a formal extradition process, so again, no, the UAE probably cannot do anything unless it violates your human rights.

Again, if you are uncomfortable with your environment and over 18 years old, you should find a way to emancipate from your parents, sooner. However, you may not be able to afford an immigration attorney, so it’s unclear whether a ‘not for profit’ agency that handles immigration matters can intervene on your behalf. Sometimes, these steps may complicate matters. Good luck.

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