Q: My brother in law is in Mississippi federal prison since 2017. His sentence is for 5 year. He's a legal resident.
His native country is Dominican Republic. His case was drug involved. Will he be deported after his sentence?
A: It depends on the charges and the statute upon which he was convicted. It also depends upon how long he has been a lawful permanent resident.
If he is convicted of a drug trafficking offense, then these situations are much more likely to result in removal, but that is not always the situation.
If he or his family can hire a competent and experienced immigration attorney, so there is time to research, then it will be best. Once he is deported, he can no longer challenge the deportation order, even if there was a defense. The court is not obligated to defend him. Good luck!
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