Scottsdale Family Battles Deportation With ICE

Scottsdale Family Battles Deportation With ICE

ABC News recently reported on the story of a Scottsdale man whom U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) targeted as a priority for removal, due to the fact that he had overstayed his visa many years ago and had two DUIs on his record over the last seven years, including one conviction for extreme DUI under Arizona law. The Scottsdale community, however, saw the man as a local restaurant owner, husband, and father who always gave back to his community in any way possible, whether he is feeding the homeless each Sunday or adopting abused dogs. When he met his wife working at the restaurant 20 years ago, he was a U.K. national who had overstayed his visa and had been already living in the U.S. for 30 years. Despite his marriage to a U.S. citizen, the man received bad advice from an immigration lawyer and never sought to obtain legal status. Nonetheless, the man is still facing deportation as a result of his DUI convictions, although his wife states that he learned his lesson and hasn’t touched alcohol for the last four years. ICE officials state that individuals convicted of DUI are one of the highest priority groups for removal, since DUIs cause thousands of accidents each year that result in injuries and fatalities. As a result, the man is currently detained at the Eloy immigration detention facility pending removal. His family is waiting on the day that the man is loaded onto a plane bound for the U.K. – where he has not lived in 50 years. As this story demonstrates, immigration detention and removal proceedings may hit home more frequently than you might think, including members of your own family. The Oakland deportation defense attorneys of Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C. know how to help you and your family through every step of your loved one’s deportation proceedings. Take the first step today toward securing the future of your family in the United States, and call our office at (510) 756-4468 to set up a consultation with one of our highly skilled California immigration lawyers.
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