When someone emigrates from another country to Florida, he or she must adhere to federal, state and local laws. If a police officer or Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer arrests an immigrant on suspicion of a crime, it not only sparks legal issues regarding the purported crime in question but can also place the person’s immigration status at risk.
ICE officers in another state recently arrested a 44-year-old man they say committed numerous crimes against children. It is apparently not the first time the man has been in trouble with U.S. immigration officers. He was reportedly deported approximately 15 years ago.
Another issue that may cause complications in this case is that the defendant’s immigration paperwork is said not to be in good order. When an immigrant arrives in Florida or any other state, it is always best if he or she first makes sure all of his or her documentation is in order. This is especially important if a problem arises that places him or her at risk for removal.
If an immigrant faces criminal charges or other problems related to legal status, he or she can reach out for immediate legal support. It is easy to do so by requesting a meeting with an experienced immigration law attorney. An attorney can advocate on the person’s behalf to help protect his or her rights and to strive for the most favorable outcome in court.