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Immigration Issues/Driving Without License = Deportation?


Hi, my friend has been issued a misdemeanor, driving without license in California. He has to go to the court next month. What are the possible things that could happen? What are the possible consequences? Will he get deported because he's an illegal immigrant and drove without a license?


Your friend's arrest could come to the attention of the Department of Homeland Security. The misdemeanor per se is not sufficient basis for removal, but the fact that your friend has no lawful status could trigger proceedings.


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Annick Tchokonte-Koloko


Ms. Koloko's practice includes removal defense, political asylum, federal litigation, consular processing, criminal law, and assistance in business and family based visas. Ms. Koloko is an experienced litigator who practices regularly in courts throughout the United States.


Ms. Koloko had litigated cases before the Immigration Courts as well as the Board of Immigration Appeals. Ms. Koloko also handled successfully numerous non-immigrant and immigrant applications before USCIS, as well as US Consular Posts.

AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association) Admitted to practice in U.S. District Court, Western District of New York Admitted in New York

Ms. Koloko received a JD from the University of Paris, as well as Master of Laws (LLM) from Franklin Pierce Law Center.

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