Oceanside, CA asked in Immigration Law for California

Q: I got a $5,000.dlls fine for for failed to report a person on my vehicule who did run back to Mexico I never got cought

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Gus M. Shihab Esq
Gus M. Shihab Esq
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Columbus, OH

A: Dear Sir,

There is not enough facts in your post. I assume the question is what are the immigration consequences of receiving a fine for failing to report a person in your vehicle when you were crossing over to the US. I would be interested to know what you were charged with. If you are a US Citizen or a permanent resident, the answer is different than if you are not. If you tried to assist someone to enter the US illegally, and you are not a legal permanent resident or a citizen, you become inadmissible and could have a lot of trouble in ever applying for permanent residence in the future. If you ARE a legal permanent resident and have been charged with aiding someone to enter the US illegally, you could become deportable.

I will need more facts. You should consult with an experienced immigration lawyer to understand the consequences and whether there is room to challenge the charge altogether.

Gus M. Shihab


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