Violations have potential immigration consequences.
- The most serious is the possibility of deportation.
- Any non-citizen who IS FOUND TO HAVE VIOLATED a Family Court protective order is deportable. 8 USC 1227(a)(2)(E)(ii).
- This provision applies to:
- Family and Criminal Court orders of protection.
- Temporary and Final orders of protection.
- Applies even when the violating conduct involved no actual violence or threat of violence.