Q: Summoned to court and I am a non citizen, will proveing my character help with my case if ICE is contacted?
I come here to the US over 20 years ago. While here I work and I made a family. I have never commited any crimes I even paid taxes! I hate people similar to me are treated like criminals just because of who we are. I soley came here to work and not bother anyone. I help all people of nationalizes as I am a carpenter and a passionate caring worker. Recently, I was stopped by a police for no license, I take risk to work to provide for my family. I do not have a US license because I feel if my status of how long I been here will be reported. I'm also afraid to marry feeling like someone will report me then too..Now I get stopped by an officer for no license.
Should I just hire a Augusta ga immigrantion law Attorney? Should I hire an Attorney in ticket law and immigration? Should I hire an Attorney in criminal and immigration law? Which is best for me?
Thank you all who are willing to provide feedback to my concern.
A: Unfortunately, simply being a good person and paying your taxes is not enough to excuse you are in the country without permission.
It is possible that you could be detained by ICE at court, yes. It does happen.
The fact that you have been here for so long, and the fact that you have strong connections to the United States, including (it sounds like) US citizen children, you might be eligible for some immigration relief before an immigration judge. Talking with an immigration attorney would be a very good idea in your case.
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