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Immigrant Arrested After Feds Discover Passport in the Mail

According to the Miami Herald, most undocumented immigrants are arrested as they cross the border or shortly after arriving in the United States. But a recent case involved an unusual paper trail that eventually led to the arrest of an undocumented immigrant in Miami, FL.

Last month, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) found a passport in the mail from a “foreign mail facility.” After investigating the passport, they discovered that it belonged to a man who was previously removed from the U.S.

Assuming that the man had illegally re-entered the country, HSI agents and a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) unit began searching for undocumented immigrant.

“…the defendant had previously been deported from the United States,” one of the agents said.

According to new sources, the man was deported in 2012. Law enforcement eventually tracked down his address in Miami Beach where they arrested him on December 10th, 2013.

Although 364,700 undocumented immigrants were removed from the United States in 2013, ICE and HSI agents rarely find illegal aliens like this. A legal professional in the Miami area stated that, “”It is not very common at all,” for immigrants to be arrested after HSI discovers a passport.

Immigration Lawyers in Miami, FL

At Pozo Goldstein, LLP, we have dealt with immigration cases – including deportation – for more than five decades. Our team includes a former immigration prosecutor and a former immigration judge, so we understand the ins and outs of the U.S. legal system and the best ways to help our clients.

If you need an immigration attorney in the Miami area, feel free to contact our office today at (305) 323-2212. We offer free, in-house consultations, where you can learn more about your legal options with our team.

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