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what could they get out of this lawsuit?? getting an attorney for being illegal and deported?

someone i know got deported back to mexico and said they are going to get a lawyer??!

what in the world would this do?
i dont understand it why would you waste your money getting an attorney on this?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:07 PM on May. 21, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • It depends. Did they have a work visa? Do they have a child who was born here? There are several reasons I can think of, but I couldn't tell you unless I knew what their situation was. Sorry.
    _Jynxx_

    Answer by _Jynxx_ at 12:10 PM on May. 21, 2009

  • okay heres background... he has no kids here or in mexico... he does not have a work visa a green card or anything.. he basically got smuggled here.

    thats it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:12 PM on May. 21, 2009

  • Who knows then.

    Could there be circumstances to his situation that you are -not- privy to?
    _Jynxx_

    Answer by _Jynxx_ at 12:15 PM on May. 21, 2009

  • no he just.. got deported because hes illegal... im just tring to understand why get an attorney... well he did get married.. but that doesnt make you a citizen here right away, there is paperwork and stuff. IMO they need to do that first....
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:19 PM on May. 21, 2009

  • "well he did get married.. but that doesnt make you a citizen here right away, there is paperwork and stuff. IMO they need to do that first."

    THAT is why.

    He got married. There is nothing strange about him getting a lawyer in that case. He was married, so the process for citizenship should have been started. If he was deported before that could happen, he is perfectly within his rights to hire a lawyer. Chances are, it'll be taken to court, he'll have to prove that he was married, and the process for citizenship will be started. he may or may not be permitted back into the US in the meantime. It'll very likely depend on the judge who gets the case.
    _Jynxx_

    Answer by _Jynxx_ at 12:26 PM on May. 21, 2009

  • Something very similar happened to my godfather, who was born in El Salvador. He was married, and ended up getting a divorce. According to whatever organization it was that handled all of it, they said he should be fine, and there would be paperwork for him to fill out. Well, he got remarried a year or two later, and was deported. He ended up having to prove that he was re-married, and had to fill out citizenship papers again, but they allowed him back into the country.
    _Jynxx_

    Answer by _Jynxx_ at 12:27 PM on May. 21, 2009

  • but HE needed to start the process and they never did. therefore he is still illegal.
    MomNbabyGirl009

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 12:32 PM on May. 21, 2009

  • That IS true. But it is very likely that they will just have him start the citizenship process, and the issue will be over. There is a large difference between that and contacting a lawyer after being deported when you have NO reason to stay in this country legally.
    _Jynxx_

    Answer by _Jynxx_ at 12:50 PM on May. 21, 2009

  • I wonder how he is intending to pay for this if he was smuggled in? It takes money to pay a lawyer and if there were no papers started that takes money too.
    Scorpio359

    Answer by Scorpio359 at 1:35 PM on May. 21, 2009

  • ya my daughter is going out with a man from columbia.he has a green card but he has no job he is going to school though.my husband and i are very wary of him.if he marries her he is automaticaly a citizen......he could always leave wich happens alot of the time.he has to get through my husband.i hate to say this but it is true.it happens all the time.or they will have a baby.hmm not going to happen.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:54 PM on May. 21, 2009

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