3 tips to avoid penalties or deportations

Even if many people are no longer considered a priority for deportation, this doesn’t mean that you will not be able to meet with ICE officials.

All times, close attention should be paid to the steps taken to avoid immigration problems.

Here at Vergara Miller Law Firm, we offer you some tips that you should take into consideration if you plan to leave or enter the United States.


  1. Do not commit any crimes.

Whether you are a lawful permanent resident or an illegal immigrant, it’s very important not to commit any type of crime. You should avoid certain actions that could get you arrested.

For example, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, taking things that do not belong to you, using rockets in illegal places, getting involved in fights, etc.

All of these offenses are very serious and can be punishable by criminal law. You may also be affected by immigration laws, as you run the risk of coming into contact with ICE officials during the arrest.


  1. Do not leave the country without knowing the immigration law penalties.

If you have lived in the country without a legal immigration status, then you should be aware of the penalties you would receive under immigration law when you leave the United States.


If you have lived undocumented in the U.S. for 180 days, you would receive the 3-year penalty.

If you have lived illegally in the U.S. for one year, you would receive the 10-year penalty.

After living more than one year in the U.S. without legal status and you return illegally, you would receive a permanent penalty.


That is why you should make it a priority to resolve any questions with your attorney before you leave the country.


  1. Do not do favors or bring packages to anyone upon re-entering the U.S.

If you leave and re-enter the United States, do not bring anything illegally into the United States. Doing so can have serious implications for you as an immigrant.

Also, do not bring orders or packages from strangers or without knowing the contents of the package.

Care should always be taken to avoid problems with ICE officials, even on holidays. Therefore, you should remember that it is important to consult an immigration law attorney to analyze your case and tell you the best way to prevent these penalties.


For more information or to request assistance with the immigration process, you can call us now at (832) 305-6560. Or schedule a consultation by clicking here.

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