Just read this and was horrified.
Basically anyone who has been charged with even a very minor crime in the US can be deported at any time.
A Welsh bloke who moved to the US when he was 15 has just been deported for a crime he committed when he was 17 - firing a gun into an empty swimming pool - he was fined at the time. Twenty years later they arrested him and held him in jail before kicking him out - he has lost his business and everything else!!!
One poor 82 yr old French man had been living in the US for most of his life - he committed a very minor crime many years agao and they chucked him in jail for 7 months and then sent him back to France - where he had nothing.
The law is called the Ira Ira - seriously!!!