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November 07, 2008

FAQ; Does immigration law apply to US citizens?

Answer: Yes, here is a story from the Associated Press;
"Feds free US citizen held for 2 months in Calif.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A U.S. citizen who was held for two months in a southern California detention center said immigration officials refused to believe his birth certificate was real.

The 25-year-old Jose Ledesma said he's happy to be free after facing possible deportation. He was released Monday after U.S. immigration attorneys asked a judge to dismiss the case.

Ledesma said he was born in Madera County, Calif., and had twice provided government attorneys with a copy of his California birth certificate. The government said he provided conflicting information on whether he was a U.S. citizen or a Mexican citizen in the U.S. illegally".

Under immigration law you have no right to an attorney is held without bond. So either you fight your case and stay in jail or accept deportation from the US. Then you have to return illegal to your home country. This is an excellent example of how messed up the current system has become.

Posted by VisaLawyer at November 7, 2008 07:38 AM


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