Unlawful Entry in United States

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Doner on Feb 19, 2013 in Other

united states flagOften, people who enter the U.S. illegally have what they believe are valid reasons for doing so. Those reasons vary from the reunion of family members to an escape from political or religious persecution at home. But federal law treats these persons as unauthorized, or undocumented, aliens. As such, they are subject to penalties that include fines, imprisonment and possible bars against future re-entry into the United States after voluntary or involuntary departure.

If you need assistance with any of these immigration matters, contact Gordon & Doner at 1 (855) 722-2552 or through our online form. We help clients throughout Florida, including the communities of West Palm Beach, Martin County, Stuart, Pembroke Pines, Miami and Fort Lauderdale. We'll arrange to meet with you for a consultation, and we remain ready to work with you toward achieving the right solution for your circumstances.

Statutes and Penalties

The penalties imposed upon illegal aliens are defined under Title 8 Section 1325 of the U.S. Code, "Improper Entry by Alien." Unlawful entry into the United States is defined as any citizen of any country other than the United States who:

  • Enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers; or
  • Eludes examination or inspection by immigration officers; or
  • Attempts to enter or obtains entry to the United States by a willfully false or misleading representation or the willful concealment of a material fact.

Contact Us Today

The attorneys at Gordon & Doner stand ready to invest our knowledge and experience to help you in your immigration case, or to advise you regarding your immigration concerns. If you or a family member needs assistance with immigration issues, contact our attorneys at 1 (855) 722-2552 or through our online form. We look forward to providing you the legal advice and representation you need to resolve any of the immigration matters affecting you or your family.


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