Asked in Immigration Law for Michigan

Q: What is the possibility for the Warning Arrest Letter to be expired or removed from the file after about 15 years?

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Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Libertyville, IL

A: More information is needed. A deportation order is final unless the case is successfully re-opened for cause or discretion. It never expires. You may be referring to a bag and baggage letter! The decision to disobey means that you are likely an alien fugitive.

Sometimes, careful negotiation may lead to a joint motion to re-open, but this is can be costly. A person must decide whether their right to remain lawfully in the U. S. is important enough. You probably need competent and ethically considerate legal advice.

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