Local restaurant manager and popular personality Francisco Javier Gonzalez may soon be deported despite his marriage to a U.S. citizen and his three American-born daughters. The Gonzalez case has gained a good deal of public attention and sympathy as it highlights the human consequences of the Trump administration’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants.
Problems Stemming from Illegal Entry
Gonzalez first entered the U.S. about 20 years ago on what he believed to be a valid visa. He attended high school in Palm Beach County and resided with his brother. In 2001, Gonzalez visited his parents in Mexico. When he returned, his visa was rejected at the airport and Gonzalez was immediately deported to Mexico and banned from returning for a period of five years. His issues arise from his failure to wait the full five years before returning to the U.S.
Marriage and Children No Protection Against Deportation
Gonzalez has received support from throughout the South Florida area. He is represented by a West Palm Beach immigration lawyer and has received almost 40,000 signatures to an online petition requesting that the U.S. government cease deportation proceedings against Gonzalez. While he was given an administrative stay of deportation in 2016 and has complied with all required check-ins with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) since that time, Gonzalez is currently facing the prospect of immediate deportation that could come as quickly as the end of April.
A Harsh Warning for Other Undocumented Immigrants
Retaining the services of a qualified West Palm Beach immigration lawyer as soon as possible can be a solid step toward resolving immigration issues and ensuring the right to remain in the U.S. legally. These dedicated legal professionals can provide the support needed to deal with issues involving illegal entry, overstaying a valid visa or other issues related to the immigration process. By working with a West Palm Beach immigration lawyer, undocumented immigrants can often establish a workable pathway to legal residency and citizenship in the United States.
At Pozo Goldstein, we offer expert guidance and representation for immigrants throughout the West Palm Beach area. Our team of legal professionals include a former judge and two former immigration prosecuting attorneys. This allows us to provide the most accurate and effective support for you and your family in navigating the legal aspects of the immigration process. Call us today at 561-578-4977. We look forward to the opportunity to help you and your family achieve your own unique versions of the American dream.