Anaheim, CA asked in Immigration Law for California

Q: Can a U.S. Citizen Abroad be deported for having a criminal record?

My son was born in Mexico. I was born in California. He became U.S. Citizen Abroad through me at age 3. He has been convicted of a felony and now ICE has put a hold on him for when he gets release in June.

I want to know if he can get deported or if not how can I prove his citizenship to avoid ICE taking him to a detention center am afraid he can get infected with COVID-19 and would like to avoid him going there if he does not have to be there.

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Ian M. Seruelo
Ian M. Seruelo
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • San Diego, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If he is able to prove that he is a US Citizen, then he could not be deported. Though there may not be enough time to apply for the Certificate of Citizenship for him if he transferred to ICE custody in June. But its good to have that process started right way. Please consult an immigration attorney right away.

Jesus Martinez and Adan Vega agree with this answer

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV

A: No. A US citizen cannot be deported. You need to find legal counsel to help him with this process.

Jesus Martinez agrees with this answer

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