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Will there be any retroactive law INS deportation?

Los Angeles, CA |

When do INS law become active? Per say: LOCAL/ STATE become effect on 1/1/ new year
Will there be any retro active or grandfather clause for Deportations in the near future?
CA Jerry Brown accordingly signed Bill that all illegal people living in US /CA territory will now be able to obtain Driver License ! Good to know so now they can focus on the Census and or Immigration status. I was found by my DL info through DMV by ICE and was immediately removed... Thanks to my misunderstanding of trying to stay good in the DL laws .. Unknowing that the DMV is a dept that can or will give access to ICE dept to seek their ways of finding us undocumented... Bad choice costly for me... Now retro active law umbrella will i be able to seek under this...? i was deported 04/13

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  1. State law doesn't necessarily affect federal laws. Depending on the issue the law usually isn't retroactive and has an effective date when passed. If you're wondering if the DL law will affect your immigration status, it probably won't affect it at all but you haven't provided enough information to respond.

    This is not a comprehensive answer and it is impossible to provide a meaningful response without a consultation. Call us for more information. 619.797.5456 www.mataelelaw.com


  2. Immigration laws become effective as described in the law itself. Yes, some can be retroactive ... to some extent. Usually they aren't truly retroactive .. instead they just describe new reasons for being removable.

    PROFESSOR OF IMMIGRATION LAW for over 10 years -- This blog posting is offered for informational purposes only. It does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. Also, keep in mind that this is an INTERNET BLOG. You should not rely on anything you read here to make decisions which impact on your life. Meet with an attorney, via Skype, or in person, to obtain competent personal and professional guidance.

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