“Reinstatement of removal,” according to the American Immigration Council (AIC), is a quick, simple and often unfair deportation procedure. “Reinstatement orders generally account for forty percent of all deportations annually and more deportations than any other source,” says the AIC. “Reinstatement orders can be issued anywhere in the United States and can be issued against non-citizens who have been living in the country for many years. Their summary nature has led to unjust deportations of individuals fleeing persecution, longtime U.S. residents, and others with claims or even existing rights to be in the United States.”
Anyone found guilty of illegal reentry can also face time in federal prison. It is a federal felony for a non-citizen to reenter the country after having been deported. According to US Code 1326: “any alien who has been denied admission, excluded, deported, or removed or has departed the United States while an order of exclusion, deportation, or removal is outstanding, and thereafter enters, attempts to enter, or is at any time found in the United States” is subject to a fine and up to two years in prison. The prison sentence can be up to 20 years for people with a criminal record.
The best way to avoid the worst consequences of being arrested for illegal reentry in Florida is to talk with an experienced and aggressive illegal reentry defense lawyer. Call (407) 349- 4211 for a free consultation with an Orlando deportation attorney at the Rivas Law Firm.
An Orlando Immigration Attorney Can Help
Generally, non-citizens who have been deported or “removed” from the United States aren’t allowed to come back for years, if at all. Under federal law, a ban on reentering the country, known as a “time bar,” can be for three or ten years. Or a ban can be permanent. It all depends on the amount of time spent residing in the U.S. Illegally or an immigrant’s criminal record. You can be permanently banned if you have previously been deported.
The government charges people caught in the U.S. after being deported with unlawful reentry after a prior final order of removal. As mentioned above, the procedures for removal aren’t always fair. Those with a criminal record can be sent to prison for years before being deported again.
However, non-citizens still have rights in this country and are entitled to due process. A good immigration lawyer will fight for your rights. The immigration system can be very complicated, but an immigration attorney who knows the rules can make the system work to your advantage when possible.
It’s important to contact a deportation lawyer as soon as possible. Prosecutors have a lot of power in deportation cases. There may be a chance that your attorney can request Prosecutorial Discretion so that the judge can rule more favorably in your case. It may be possible for your deportation attorney to ask for a waiver in your case.
The best deportation lawyers are tough, experienced fighters who know the law better than the bureaucrats. If you’ve been charged with illegal reentry, you need a fighter on your side. Call (407) 349-4211 for a free consultation with an Orlando immigration lawyer at the Rivas Law Firm.