Cuevas, Garcia & Torres, P.A.
contact Our Firm Today
Toll free – 877-801-4135

Miami – 305-461-9500

Orlando – 407-992-2251

Florida immigrant facing serious adjustment of status problem

A 33-year-old man in Florida came to the United States some 14 years ago on a crewman's visa. For some reason, he reportedly did not obtain an adjustment of status once that visa expired. Immigration officials say this is why they recently arrested him and placed him in a detention facility, awaiting possible deportation.

The situation unfolded at a Greyhound bus station. Surprisingly, immigration officials do not need warrants to search bus stations or buses. In fact, these types of unexpected searches are occurring more and more frequently, often upsetting bus passengers in the process.

The man in this situation is a business owner and also used to be a volunteer firefighter. He has lived and worked in the United States for more than a decade and has a clean criminal record. This has caused many to suspect that he was targeted by immigration officials based solely on his ethnicity.

Why the man did not obtain an adjustment of status when his visa expired is not clear. Such situations are not uncommon and often later found to have been due to clerical errors or other resolvable issues. There are sometimes options available to halt the deportation process, especially in situations where asylum has been sought or a person qualifies for a temporary status protection, such as a U visa. An experienced Florida immigration and naturalization law attorney can come to the immediate assistance of any immigrant removed from any location -- whether on a greyhound bus, in a bus station or elsewhere -- regarding an expired visa or other immigration problem.

Source: local10.com, "Second undocumented immigrant detained at Fort Lauderdale Greyhound station", Laybron Livingston, Feb. 2, 2018

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
The Florida Bar | 1950 American Bar Association DADE County Bar Association | 1916 Orange County Bar Association Coral Gables Bar Association American Immigration Lawyer Association

Contact Us Today. Call 877-801-4135 or complete this form to schedule a consultation with our legal experts.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Offices Conveniently Located in Miami And Orlando
Google+ Facebook

Miami Dadeland Office
7300 North Kendall Drive
Suite 680
Miami, FL 33156

Toll Free: 877-801-4135
Phone: 305-461-9500
Fax: 786-362-7127
Map & Directions

Midtown Miami Office
3401 North Miami Avenue
Suite 209
Miami, FL 33127

Toll Free: 877-801-4135
Phone: 305-461-9500
Fax: 786-362-7127
Map & Directions

Orlando Office
801 North Magnolia Avenue
Suite 221
Orlando, FL 32803

Toll Free: 877-801-4135
Fax: 786-362-7127
Map & Directions

Email This Office