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Lack of immigration documentation led to man’s legal problems

| Mar 31, 2019 | Immigration and Naturalization

When an immigrant enters New Jersey or anywhere else in the country, it is always best if he or she first makes sure all paperwork is in order. U.S. immigration laws are quite complex and required documentation for the average person emigrating from another country is extensive. Serious legal problems can arise for immigrants who are undocumented.

The U.S. government often targets undocumented people for deportation. In fact, one man was reportedly deported several times after re-entering the United States. In 2018, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers arrested him. They say they chased him on foot when he fled the scene.

ICE agents also made numerous other serious accusations against the man. They claim that when they caught up with him, he physically assaulted one of the officers. He is also accused of trying to take a firearm from an officer. Assaulting a federal officer is a serious crime; however, allegations do not constitute guilt. Any person charged with a crime is guaranteed the opportunity to fight the formal accusations in court.

When situations like this occur in New Jersey, criminal laws and U.S. immigration laws intersect. The man in this situation has been sentenced to 12 years behind bars. He has also been convicted of illegal re-entry to the United States after having been deported. An attorney who has criminal defense experience and is also well-versed in immigration law can provide guidance and support to any man or woman facing legal status problems or criminal charges in this state.

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