Illegally re-entering the United States after having been denied admission, excluded, or been deported can result in serious penalties. Our Orange County immigration attorneys explain the consequences a person can face if they re-enter the United States illegally after having been deported to their country of origin.
If you or your loved one have been detained for illegally re-entering the U.S., contact our Orange County immigration attorneys as soon as possible: (949) 478-4963!
Penalties for Illegal Re-entering the U.S.
Foreign nationals who re-enter the U.S. illegally after having been ordered removal could face federal felony charges. In some cases, the process will simply involve the reinstatement of the previous order of removal. However, in other cases, re-entering the U.S. could result in hefty fines and up to two years imprisonment.
If the order of removal was previously done because the person committed a crime, they could face hefty fines and up to 10 years in prison. If a person was removed for an aggravated felony, they could face up to 20 years in prison, plus a permanent bar on re-entering the U.S.
What Happens If My Prior Removal Order Is Reinstated?
If your prior removal order is reinstated, it means that you won’t receive another court order. Although you won’t be able to request relief from removal when a prior removal order is reinstated, the is still hope. If you failed to appear to your first immigration court hearing, you could still have the legal right to seek a reopening of your case. An attorney would have to present a strong case to determine why you missed your first court hearing.
Whether you are facing removal or felony charges, you should seek the guidance of an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Our Orange County immigration lawyers have years of experience helping people with their immigration cases. Call us today at (949) 478-4963 to schedule a consultation!