Many Florida immigrants are currently facing issues regarding their legal statuses. A man in another state says immigration officials ruled to deport him, but he believes the ruling was made in retaliation against him for exposing substandard conditions in an immigration detention facility. He is taking steps to formally challenge the ruling.
U.S. Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) sent the man back to Mexico, his country of origin. Attorneys advocating on behalf of the man have requested that he be allowed to return to the United States to file a renewal application for his DACA status. The lawyers also stated that they believe their client was unjustly treated because he had been quite vocal about deplorable conditions in an immigration detention center where he spent months in connection with a separate issue.
In 2019, the man was arrested and charged with a drug crime, which was later dropped. He spent months in ICE custody, however, and later spoke out about substandard conditions in the facility. The man says that the case garnered a lot of media attention, which is why he believes officials expedited his deportation.
Those advocating for the man’s return to the United States have decried the ruling, calling it an atrocity and requesting USCIS to immediately address the matter. Any Florida immigrant who is facing similar legal status problems can seek support by requesting a meeting with an experienced immigration law attorney. The U.S. immigration system is complex, and it is often difficult for someone with no background in immigration law to try to resolve such issues alone.