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How The New Laws Are Affecting Immigrants Everywhere

illegalimmigration-1_180x120-150x120Immigrants, legal and illegal alike, are fleeing Arizona even before the law comes into effect. Arizona residents are selling their personal belongings on their doorsteps and taking off to Mexico or neighboring states.

It is a mass exodus as the law makes being an illegal immigrant a state crime. The toughest law imposed by any US state to curb illegal immigration is attempting to drive more than 400,000 undocumented day laborers, landscapers, house cleaners, chambermaids, and other workers out of Arizona, according to Tim Gaynor of Yahoo! News.

Gaynor states that the law:

…requires state and local police, during lawful contact, to investigate the status of anyone they reasonably suspect of being an illegal immigrant.

Many people, however, are choosing to stay and fight their cases by asking for the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney

Immigration Law

Immigration law, regarding foreign citizens, is related to nationality law, which governs the legal status of people, in matters such as citizenship. Immigration laws vary from country to country, as well as according to the political climate of the times, as sentiments may sway from the widely inclusive to the deeply exclusive of new immigrants

Illegal immigration is extremely dangerous and illegals have been known to be trafficked and exploited. People have been kidnapped or tricked into slavery to work as laborers. Those trafficked in this way have a much more difficult time seeking help since their illegal status makes it impossible to ask for legal help or services.

Florida has by some estimates, a million illegal immigrants. Illegal immigration into the country has had a tendency to, with it, spawn a surge of crime. If an immigrant commits a crime, they are generally put in jail, then deported to their home country upon release.

Immigrant Defense

The most important thing in all criminal immigration cases is to act early. You can remain in the US with one criminal charge. If you have more than one, the possibility of deportation is high.

A criminal defense lawyer uses pretrial intervention to prevent a case from going through trial. By negotiating with prosecutors for a reduced sentence, a criminal defense attorney will work out deals to have their clients enter programs and complete community service instead of serving time in jail.

Being proactive in a criminal immigration case often makes the difference between deportation and remaining in the United States. Contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer to help you build your case and understand your rights.

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