Despite her efforts to comply with the letter of the law, a married mother of three was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and taken into custody on February 12, 2019. Ilsa Guzman has been reporting regularly to ICE in St. Louis, where she has lived since 2000. Guzman married a U.S. citizen in 2018 and has a pending petition before the courts for permanent residency. Her arrest and potential deportation could have a devastating effect on her application for permanent residency status and her ability to live with her husband in the U.S.
Long-Term Consequences for Illegal Entry
According to ICE, Guzman entered the United States illegally in 1999, almost 20 years ago. She has no criminal record in the U.S. and has paid taxes for all three of the jobs she has held here. Guzman was apprehended as an ICE fugitive in October 2014 and was later released on humanitarian grounds. She has worn an ankle monitor and has reported for check-ins on a regular basis since this time. A decision handed down in December 2018 by a federal immigration judge, however, denied Guzman’s motion to reopen her case and put her in line for immediate deportation to Honduras.
The Need for Assertive Legal Representation
For immigrants in our area who may be at risk of deportation and other negative actions by ICE, working with a West Palm Beach immigration lawyer can provide added peace of mind and security. These legal professionals can provide aggressive representation for immigrants and their families to ensure the best possible outcomes for their cases. Your West Palm Beach immigration lawyer will discuss your case with you and will provide you with the right options to represent your case effectively both in and out of the courtroom setting.
West Palm Beach Deportation Lawyer
If you need help from a qualified and experienced West Palm Beach immigration lawyer, Pozo Goldstein can deliver the right solutions for your needs. Our team of knowledgeable legal professionals will work with you and your family to find the most effective strategies for your case. To schedule a free in-office consultation with our legal team, call us today at 561-578-4977. We are here to serve your immigration legal needs now and in the future.