what does it mean when they say your inmate is in transit
I'VE TRIED DIFFERNT LAWYORS,WELL PUBLIC ATTORNEYS. ANYWAY MY BOFRIEND IS BEING HELD BY FEDERAL FOR RE-ENTRY,FED WANTS TO GIVE HIM 76 MONTHS FOR THAT, WELL THATS WHAT THEY TELL ME,BUT MY BOYFRIENDS SAYS THEY ARE BRINGING UP OLD CHARGES FROM LIKE FIFTEEN YEARS AGO IS THAT FAIR? SO HE FIRED HIS FIRST ATTORNEY AND WAS INTRODUCED TO ANOTHER ATTORNEY WHO ENDS UP BEING PARTNERS WITH THE FIRST ATTORNEY.WELL THE JUDGE QUESTIONED THAT ATTORNEY WHY HE WAS REPRESENTING HIM IF THEY HAD BEEN FIRED. ANYWAY HES BEEN ASSIGNED A DIFFERENT ATTORNEY BUT NOW I DON'T TRUST ANYONE WHAT CAN I DO?
That means he or she is being transferred from one detention center to another, or he is physically being deported from the U.S.
HOW CAN I FIND OUT IF HE IS BEING DEPORTED?
Yes, it is fair. I have seen people be deported for things that they did more than 20 years ago. Back then, they weren't enforcing things as much and in 1996 the laws changed and many things that were not deportable crimes suddenly became deportable crimes, and yes, it has been litigated up to the Supreme Court that it is not fair to go backwards like that, but the Supreme Court decided that Congress can regulate Immigration laws and the penalties are not criminal penalties, they are civil penalties, meaning that they are not to serve any jail time, they are just removed from the U.S. While that may seem to be a criminal penalty, it is not. And then after 9/11, they really got down to business. So is it fair? Probably not. Is it legal? Yes it is. So until the law changes, many people are at risk.
Your boyfriend might have some waivers available to him, but he needs a good attorney to look into the possibilities of those waivers. The problem is that he came back in illegally after Deportation. That is a criminal offense with a maximum of two years in prison.
As his girlfriend, they probably will not talk to you. It would have to be an immediate relative or an attorney. You can look for an attorney at http://www.ailalawyer.com/. And here is the link to the detention centers:
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