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Boxer facing multiple immigration proceedings

Charleston residents continue to watch various immigration issues make their way through various political channels. The way to fix immigration remains a controversial and intense discussion. While immigration reform may or may not be on the way, immigrants continue to face deportation and immigration proceedings. It is important to have someone with expertise and knowledge on one's side to advocate on their behalf.

A boxer named Carlos Molina is being held in a Las Vegas jail after he was arrested for a warrant that was issued in 2007 accusing him of failing to register as a sex offender. The boxer had to miss a fight scheduled in March against Jermall Charlo to defend his IBF light middleweight title. Molina was born in Mexico and according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, he was deported in 2006.

Attorneys for Molina are attempting to get the warrant withdrawn so that they can tend to the immigration proceedings. Once these proceedings are resolved, Molina should be freed from jail. However, ICE officials say that if Molina is freed, he will face additional immigration proceedings.

No matter what an immigrant has chosen as their profession, they are subject to deportation if they are not in the United States legally. Usually, a deportation proceeding will occur after an immigration law has been violated or the immigrant is facing other criminal charges.

Deportation proceedings give the immigrant an opportunity to apply for relief from deportation, as well as a chance to be heard. It may be helpful to have an attorney who specializes in immigration law review one's case. Deportation proceedings are very time sensitive and it is critical that one ensures their rights are protected.

Source: FOX News, "Lawyer tells Vegas judge attorneys trying to free boxer Molina from jail and immigration case", April 8, 2014

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