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Can someone that entered the us as an refugees can be deported?

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He's been involved in a white collar crime.

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Yes. There is no special treatment for an alien who was admitted as a refugee. If the crime is a deportable offense, he can be deported from the United States.

I suggest you consult with an experienced immigration attorney to discuss the specifics of your case.

While this answer is provided by a Florida Bar Certified Expert in Immigration and Nationality Law, it is for general information purposes only and an attorney/client relationship is neither intended nor created. You should seek out qualified counsel to review your case and provide you with advice specific to your situation. Call +1-561-478-5353 to schedule a consultation with Mr. Devore.


Yes. He needs to retain both a criminal defense attorney and consult with an immigration attorney immediately.

Marcia I. Perez

Marcia I. Perez


Refugees can be removed, but not if you have a CAT claim granted, which is a likely finding if asylum was granted. Get to attorneys.


Absolutely. Until fairly recently I my memory serves me, 2004 or 2005, the governing precedent of the BIA was to the contrary. In the last several years, including the most recent BIA precedent that came out in the last 8 months or so, the Board has changed it course 180 degrees. As the law stands now, the government can remove refugees the same way as everyone else, without first proving removability as they would in the case of an LPR.

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Absolutely YES!!



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