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BANGKOK 24 July 2019 00:51
stinkerbell

Help for Thai national being deported from US after 40 years

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The US does not deport people convicted of misdemeanor crimes.  If a person has committed a felony crime then they are eligible to be deported if they are not a US citizen.  Given that the Thai person in this case is not a US citizen he most likely committed a felony crime of some sort so that is why he is being deported.  There are many types of non-violent felonies that he could have committed to qualify him for deportation.  It is too bad that his step Dad and his mother never went through the process to have him become a naturalized US citizen as this 45 year old man is now suffering the consequences for it.  He can attempt to get an immigration lawyer to stop the deportation orders but it is very difficult to do so.
They called it felony eluding. Not a misdemeanor when running from the cops.

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The SEA community in California and elsewhere in the US, is quite good at gaming the system. I'm sure they know the resources available and have probably used them. Although Thai, there are many Lao immigrants and they have a network of resources. They even told me they could help if needed because I speak Thai. I didn't accept.
Any idea how to find such a group in Washington state?

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18 hours ago, stinkerbell said:
On 7/14/2019 at 12:01 PM, FredGallaher said:
The SEA community in California and elsewhere in the US, is quite good at gaming the system. I'm sure they know the resources available and have probably used them. Although Thai, there are many Lao immigrants and they have a network of resources. They even told me they could help if needed because I speak Thai. I didn't accept.

Any idea how to find such a group in Washington state?

Try Loa Family Services They will accept him because he's from Issan.

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On 7/14/2019 at 3:17 AM, Scott said:

It's been a while since I was involved in cases where people were forcibly repatriated or deported.   The home country has to agree to accept a person being deported.   This is not too difficult if the person has a valid passport from the home country.   If not, then travel documents have to be provided by the home country.  

 

Being born in Thailand does not automatically make him a Thai citizen, so Thailand could deny his return or delay it for a long time pending a decision that he is, in fact, a  Thai citizen.  

 

Once Thailand agrees to accept him, then it is just a matter of finding an appropriate means to return him.   Most people being deported fly on specially chartered (and expensive) ICE flights.  

 

There are over 100,000 people in the US with deportation orders to countries that have refused to take them.   In 2017, Cambodia had sanctions placed on it by the US for failing to accept returnees.  

 

So the documentation to allow him to return to Thailand will be provided by the Thai government.  

 

If his mother is Thai he is considered Thai, even if born outside Thailand. The US couldn't deport him if they could not prove he was Thai. I'm sure it's all been arranged.

Hope he has where with all to quickly make the best of his situation. 

I suggest he seeks out relatives in Ubon and concentrates on learning Thai. Families even if poor, are very accepting. There is work to be had for Thais who are fluent in English and western ways.. He needs to learn how to make a good (Thai) impression. 

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I tried to google this for more information and came up with nothing regarding a Thai man being deported. Are you sure this is true? If so a little more information is needed. Since the information has been vague, it's hard to believe. There's information about other nationalities but nothing that matches this case. 

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I tried to google this for more information and came up with nothing regarding a Thai man being deported. Are you sure this is true? If so a little more information is needed. Since the information has been vague, it's hard to believe. There's information about other nationalities but nothing that matches this case. 
Am not sure what you are searching on. The deportation is pending documents of some sort. Mom's Thai passport was given up when she was naturalized and hard to say what else she still has. You would think the government could find that if they wanted to. Feel free to PM. Thanks.

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The only thing that family has found so far is the divorce papers between mom and step dad. Not sure if that would be enough? I am backing out of this a while since he is resistant to doing anything to help his current situation. I discovered that this child is actually 50 years old. Appreciate the help and advice that you all have provided. Will check back later this week.

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7 hours ago, stinkerbell said:
9 hours ago, GroupA said:
I tried to google this for more information and came up with nothing regarding a Thai man being deported. Are you sure this is true? If so a little more information is needed. Since the information has been vague, it's hard to believe. There's information about other nationalities but nothing that matches this case. 

Am not sure what you are searching on. The deportation is pending documents of some sort. Mom's Thai passport was given up when she was naturalized and hard to say what else she still has. You would think the government could find that if they wanted to. Feel free to PM. Thanks.

She must have been naturalized before 1992. Since then there was no need to renounce Thai citizenship. If she knows where she was registered before they can find it. 

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She must have been naturalized before 1992. Since then there was no need to renounce Thai citizenship. If she knows where she was registered before they can find it. 
Supposedly the Thai have been looking for info but don't know how hard.

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