What kind of lawyer do i need to defend a person who is being charged with reentering ilegaly the United states?

My father was deported 15 years ago after
doing time for a conspiracy to sell drugs, he
now try to re enter illigally because my
grandmother is suferring from cancer. Do i
need an immigration lawyer or a criminal
lawyer or both to represent him?

Asked on April 7, 2016 under Immigration Law, New York

Answers:

SB Member California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Just because you may want someone to stay in the US does not mean that they are eligible to do so.  If someone is trying to enter the US unlawfully, unless they are eligible to do so or can get a waiver of a bar to reentry, they will not be permitted to do so.


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