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My friend has lived in the United States for 30 years as an illegal alien from Mexico. She recently was pulled over by a city police officer who searched her car and found an ounce of a controlled substance. She was arrested, went to jail, and bailed out the next day. She and told to go home. A few days later she received a letter stating that even though her case had not been filed that it could be anytime within the next 12 months. That was about 4 months ago.
Now the other day about 20 DEA agents surrounded her apartment looking for her but only her roommate was home. The agents left a card with a number she called as soon as she got home. She was asked to come into the DEA office the next morning so they could ask her a few questions. When she arrived at the DEA office she was arrested (not sure for what) and sent to a downtown detention center to await arraignment on the following Monday. Not sure what happened in court but it looks like she is being deported and awaiting PICK UP (PU). My question: Is there anything she can do to stop deportation?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Immigration Law
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