Miami Immigration Lawyer, Antonio G. Revilla III, appeared on Channel 10
to discuss Orders of Removal.
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South Florida woman fights to reunite family after husband deported
Charles Rodriguez Arteta deported after going to supervision appointment
Sanela Sabovic - Reporter
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - A South Florida woman was forced to become a single mother after her
husband was detained by authorities in March and then deported this week
"My husband went to Miramar for his supervision appointment, like
how he does every year," Elizet Saenz said in Spanish. "He went
and they arrested him."
Saenz's husband, Charles Rodriguez Arteta, had been granted a stay
of removal and has been going to his supervision appointments at an immigration
enforcement office in Miramar for years.
He has no criminal past and was given a valid work visa so he could work
as a church preacher.
All that changed Wednesday when he went to his usual order of supervision
"No one is safe now," immigration attorney Antonio Revilla said.
"Anybody with an old order of removal, and even though they've
been reporting to their orders of supervision over and over again, they
are at risk of being removed under the new administration."
Revilla said not everyone who reports is being detained. However, he said
he and other lawyers have seen a surge in detentions since the Trump administration
issued stricter executive orders on immigration.
"This stems from one of these executive orders that basically there
are no set priorities as to who's going to be removed and who is not,"
Revilla said. "In other words, it's all fair game now for anyone
to be removed, whether they have crimes or no crimes."
Saenz now fears for her family's future.
"I'm very scared, because I have my son and I don't know what's
going to happen tomorrow," she said.
Hours before her husband was deported, Saenz went to U.S. Rep Illeana Ros-Lehtinen's
office to seek help.
The congresswoman's chief of staff, Maytee Sanz, listened to Saenz's
case and told local 10 News that she's heard about the detentions.
"I've had five cases this week," Sanz said. "When they
go to check in, they've been detained."
Sanz said the Republican congresswoman's office is looking into the
issue on a case-by-case basis, and that Ros-Lehtinen promises to take
up the cause in Washington.
"We are an office that works for the community," Sanz said. "They
can come here and tell us they are undocumented, and we will contact the
appropriate agencies on their behalf and try to help their specific cases."
Ros-Lehtinen is currently co-sponsoring three bills related to immigration.
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Miami immigration lawyer, Antonio G. Revilla III, is a Former U.S. Immigration
Prosecutor with over 25 years of legal experience. Mr. Revilla has dedicated
his career to helping thousands of immigrants remain in the United States.
He founded his immigration law practice to provide representation to those
with even the most challenging immigration cases.
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(AILA), South Florida chapter, and his work with AILA helped facilitate
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