With regard to immigration law, the consequences of violations can be significant. In Miami, Florida, and all other parts of the U.S., all sorts of repercussions may follow violations of immigration law, such as deportation and even time behind bars. As a result, it is essential for those who are planning on moving to the U.S., as well as those who have already immigrated to America, to carefully review their circumstances and try to avoid any unlawful behavior.
Law enforcement officials recently took an immigrant into custody for allegedly entering the United States unlawfully. The woman, who came into the country from Mexico, was taken to a detention facility in Texas' El Paso County after being apprehended at the courthouse. The woman will serve her sentence in the same facility under the state's custody and also receive credit for time that she has already served.
The woman, who is transgender, was initially apprehended by authorities in February. She has been deported a number of times in the past and apologized in the courtroom.
People may find themselves in trouble with the law over immigration violations for a number of reasons. For example, someone may have had no clue that what they were doing was illegal, or they may have been unaware of what was required of them. On the other hand, some people may knowingly violate immigration law because of their job or family. For people who have questions about the immigration laws in America, talking to an attorney could be helpful.
Source: Fox News, "Transgender immigrant sentenced in Texas for illegal reentry," Ray Bogan, Apr. 14, 2017