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By Jessica Travis on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

In January, during his last few days in office, former President Barack Obama repealed a longstanding immigration policy, often referred to as the “wet foot, dry foot” policy. This policy was enacted by former President Bill Clinton in 1995 in response to large numbers of Cubans fleeing Cuba on small boats and rafts, and arriving in the United States. Under the “wet foot, dry foot” policy, anyone who was intercepted at sea (a wet foot) was sent back to Cuba, whereas those who made it onto U.S. soil (a dry foot) were allowed to stay in the country as a legal resident.

Being a legal resident of the U.S. is not the same as being a U.S. citizen. A legal resident is someone from another county, that has applied for, and been granted the right to live in the United States. When legal resident status has been granted, the legal resident is able to live and work in the U.S., and are given a green card to prove their

status. U.S. citizens are people who were either born in the U.S., have U.S. citizen parents, or who have gone through the naturalization process to become a citizen.

Legal residents are subject to deportation, whereas U.S. citizens cannot be deported, unless they obtained their status as a citizen fraudulently. Anyone who is not a U.S. citizen, and is charged with a crime, can face deportation if they plead guilty or nolo contendere (no contest), or are found guilty after a trial.

When someone is a legal resident, their attorney must warn them about the possibility of deportation when they decide to enter a plea in a criminal case. The trial judge is also required to make sure that the person understands that entering a plea could result in deportation if they are not a U.S. citizen. If the court fails to warn someone about the deportation consequences when entering a plea, the person could file a motion to withdraw a guilty plea if they meet certain requirements. The person must be able to demonstrate that:

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My experience working with Jessica Travis was wonderful. She is diligent, knowledgeable, and professional. She made me feel at ease during the entire process. My legal issue was taken care of efficiently and I would highly recommend Jessica to handle any legal matter.

Anjum

5.0
2018-07-27T17:46:00+00:00

Anjum

My experience working with Jessica Travis was wonderful. She is diligent, knowledgeable, and professional. She made me feel at ease during the entire process. My legal issue was taken care of efficiently and I would highly recommend Jessica to handle any legal matter.

I can not thank her enough.

I was involved in an auto accident and went looking for a lawyer. I had found Jessica on a work website upon my searching. She made me feel very comfortable and at home. I felt very confident form the start that she was going to be able to take care of my problem. I can not thank her enough.

Natalie

5.0
2018-07-27T17:49:08+00:00

Natalie

I was involved in an auto accident and went looking for a lawyer. I had found Jessica on a work website upon my searching. She made me feel very comfortable and at home. I felt very confident form the start that she was going to be able to take care of my problem. I can not thank her enough.

Offerings, Other, Timeliness, Customer Service, Quality

Jessica Travis and her staff are the top of Orlando best attorney that can offer you what you need and give you results you need.

Anonymous

5.0
2018-08-06T15:12:42+00:00

Anonymous

Jessica Travis and her staff are the top of Orlando best attorney that can offer you what you need and give you results you need.

The most Responsive and Trustworthy Attorney I’ve ever hired.

Jessica was very professional and knowledgeable in the law of DUI's Even though we did not win the case, she gave it here best shot and gave me the best recommendations. Jessica was a former prosecutor and now and defense lawyer. She knows and understands both sides of the judicial system which is a big plus.

Let's hope I don't ever need her services again but if I do, she will be the first person I contact. I would also recommend her to any and all friends that need her services. She is very passionate about the law and it shows in the court room. She is an outstanding attorney.

Sean

5.0
2018-07-27T17:42:25+00:00

Sean

Jessica was very professional and knowledgeable in the law of DUI's Even though we did not win the case, she gave it here best shot and gave me the best recommendations. Jessica was a former prosecutor and now and defense lawyer. She knows and understands both sides of the judicial system which is a big plus. Let's hope I don't ever need her services again but if I do, she will be the first person I contact. I would also recommend her to any and all friends that need her services. She is very passionate about the law and it shows in the court room. She is an outstanding attorney.

Client Review of Jessica Ann Travis

Jessica has at all times demonstrated loyalty to the client. She goes the extra mile in representation and never gives up. She is constantly looking at all alternatives that would legally benefit the client. She goes out of her way to keep the client informed at all times. She is extremely knowledgeable of the law, procedures, the legal community, and client support services. I would highly recommend Jessica Travis with no reservations.

Carlos

5.0
2018-07-27T17:43:02+00:00

Carlos

Jessica has at all times demonstrated loyalty to the client. She goes the extra mile in representation and never gives up. She is constantly looking at all alternatives that would legally benefit the client. She goes out of her way to keep the client informed at all times. She is extremely knowledgeable of the law, procedures, the legal community, and client support services. I would highly recommend Jessica Travis with no reservations.

Customer Service, Offerings, Timeliness, Quality

I would highly recommend Jessica Travis to anyone who is in need of a Violation of Probation Lawyer. I reside out of state and with a family member needing urgent attention in a VOP case finding Jessica online was nothing I would regret.

Anonymous

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2018-07-27T17:38:16+00:00

Anonymous

I would highly recommend Jessica Travis to anyone who is in need of a Violation of Probation Lawyer. I reside out of state and with a family member needing urgent attention in a VOP case finding Jessica online was nothing I would regret.

I’m so glad I was able to seek out her help . . .

I was recently involved in an auto accident in which a bicyclist ran into the side of my car. Even though I was not at fault, the FHP officer gave me a ticket and wanted to put four points on my license. I have a very clean driving record and have been driving for 15 years. Needless to say, I was very upset. Jessica helped resolve the situation such that the ticket was dismissed and no points were put on my license. I'm so glad I was able to seek out her help and I highly recommend her services as a traffic attorney. Thank you Jessica.

William

5.0
2018-07-27T17:46:59+00:00

William

I was recently involved in an auto accident in which a bicyclist ran into the side of my car. Even though I was not at fault, the FHP officer gave me a ticket and wanted to put four points on my license. I have a very clean driving record and have been driving for 15 years. Needless to say, I was very upset. Jessica helped resolve the situation such that the ticket was dismissed and no points were put on my license. I'm so glad I was able to seek out her help and I highly recommend her services as a traffic attorney. Thank you Jessica.

An attorney that not only cares about her clients but she also fights for justice!!

Ms. Jessica Travis is a fighter. She will not stop until she gets the justice you deserve. The felony I was charged with had two counts against me. I was facing 5 years on each count. Ms. Travis saw that the charges against me were not as what they seemed, and she worked day and night on my case. As we went to trial my charges were dropped down to probation and community service. I thought my life was over until she accepted my case. I have never met anyone that cared so much for my rights. She promised me that she would do her best to get the best deal and she did more than that. I am now working full time and my wife and I are finally getting our life back. Thank you Jessica for everything. If anyone of you need an defense attorney, Do not elsewhere. She will treat your case as if you were her only client. She is the best!!!

Anonymous

5.0
2018-07-27T17:41:35+00:00

Anonymous

Ms. Jessica Travis is a fighter. She will not stop until she gets the justice you deserve. The felony I was charged with had two counts against me. I was facing 5 years on each count. Ms. Travis saw that the charges against me were not as what they seemed, and she worked day and night on my case. As we went to trial my charges were dropped down to probation and community service. I thought my life was over until she accepted my case. I have never met anyone that cared so much for my rights. She promised me that she would do her best to get the best deal and she did more than that. I am now working full time and my wife and I are finally getting our life back. Thank you Jessica for everything. If anyone of you need an defense attorney, Do not elsewhere. She will treat your case as if you were her only client. She is the best!!!

Excellent lawyer

It was a wonderful that my legal shield sent me with Mrs Travis.She was very professional and straight and even that we only contact by phone I felt confidence in her.My ticket was dismissed. Thanks.

Ronaldo

5.0
2018-07-27T17:47:39+00:00

Ronaldo

It was a wonderful that my legal shield sent me with Mrs Travis.She was very professional and straight and even that we only contact by phone I felt confidence in her.My ticket was dismissed. Thanks.

Exceptional attorney

Jessica was very professional , prompt and straight to the point. Always kept us informed, and we knew what was going on with the case at any given time! Very caring person for the client and family she is representing and that made our family feel at ease during this stressful time. Would highly recommend Jessica ! Pleased with the results!

Cindy

5.0
2018-07-27T17:43:42+00:00

Cindy

Jessica was very professional , prompt and straight to the point. Always kept us informed, and we knew what was going on with the case at any given time! Very caring person for the client and family she is representing and that made our family feel at ease during this stressful time. Would highly recommend Jessica ! Pleased with the results!

Competent, Efficient, and Friendly

My experience working with Jessica Travis was wonderful. She is diligent, knowledgeable, and professional. She made me feel at ease during the entire process. My legal issue was taken care of efficiently and I would highly recommend Jessica to handle any legal matter.

Anjum

5.0
2018-07-27T17:48:22+00:00

Anjum

My experience working with Jessica Travis was wonderful. She is diligent, knowledgeable, and professional. She made me feel at ease during the entire process. My legal issue was taken care of efficiently and I would highly recommend Jessica to handle any legal matter.

Thank you Ms. Travis you are the best!!!!

I would not hesitate to recommend Ms. Travis , for anybody looking for a high quality lawyer that also has a very personal touch in making you feel comfortable, in a very difficult, situation. Thank you Ms. Travis you are the best!!!!

Julio

5.0
2018-07-27T17:44:21+00:00

Julio

I would not hesitate to recommend Ms. Travis , for anybody looking for a high quality lawyer that also has a very personal touch in making you feel comfortable, in a very difficult, situation. Thank you Ms. Travis you are the best!!!!

FABULOUS LAWYER

I read the reviews on here prior to hiring Jessica as my attorney. The reviews are not wrong. She is an excellent attorney. She does her research and is very professional. She let me know what to expect and understood my concerns. I hired her for a case that was less than a week away and she blew it out of the park. Thank you Jessica, that takes a real professional to be prepared that quickly. Hopefully I don't have to use you again, but if I need an attorney, I will be right back to you! I will also recommend you to any of my friends or associates who need a good lawyer with your expertise.

Anonymous

5.0
2018-07-27T17:49:45+00:00

Anonymous

I read the reviews on here prior to hiring Jessica as my attorney. The reviews are not wrong. She is an excellent attorney. She does her research and is very professional. She let me know what to expect and understood my concerns. I hired her for a case that was less than a week away and she blew it out of the park. Thank you Jessica, that takes a real professional to be prepared that quickly. Hopefully I don't have to use you again, but if I need an attorney, I will be right back to you! I will also recommend you to any of my friends or associates who need a good lawyer with your expertise.
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Disclaimer: Results may not be typical. You may not have as beneficial a result.

Testimonials

Customer Service, Offerings, Timeliness, Quality

I would highly recommend Jessica Travis to anyone who is in need of a Violation of Probation Lawyer. I reside out of state and with a family member needing urgent attention in a VOP case finding Jessica online was nothing I would regret.

Anonymous

5.0
2018-07-27T17:38:16+00:00

Anonymous

I would highly recommend Jessica Travis to anyone who is in need of a Violation of Probation Lawyer. I reside out of state and with a family member needing urgent attention in a VOP case finding Jessica online was nothing I would regret.

Client Review of Jessica Ann Travis

Jessica has at all times demonstrated loyalty to the client. She goes the extra mile in representation and never gives up. She is constantly looking at all alternatives that would legally benefit the client. She goes out of her way to keep the client informed at all times. She is extremely knowledgeable of the law, procedures, the legal community, and client support services. I would highly recommend Jessica Travis with no reservations.

Carlos

5.0
2018-07-27T17:43:02+00:00

Carlos

Jessica has at all times demonstrated loyalty to the client. She goes the extra mile in representation and never gives up. She is constantly looking at all alternatives that would legally benefit the client. She goes out of her way to keep the client informed at all times. She is extremely knowledgeable of the law, procedures, the legal community, and client support services. I would highly recommend Jessica Travis with no reservations.

An attorney that not only cares about her clients but she also fights for justice!!

Ms. Jessica Travis is a fighter. She will not stop until she gets the justice you deserve. The felony I was charged with had two counts against me. I was facing 5 years on each count. Ms. Travis saw that the charges against me were not as what they seemed, and she worked day and night on my case. As we went to trial my charges were dropped down to probation and community service. I thought my life was over until she accepted my case. I have never met anyone that cared so much for my rights. She promised me that she would do her best to get the best deal and she did more than that. I am now working full time and my wife and I are finally getting our life back. Thank you Jessica for everything. If anyone of you need an defense attorney, Do not elsewhere. She will treat your case as if you were her only client. She is the best!!!

Anonymous

5.0
2018-07-27T17:41:35+00:00

Anonymous

Ms. Jessica Travis is a fighter. She will not stop until she gets the justice you deserve. The felony I was charged with had two counts against me. I was facing 5 years on each count. Ms. Travis saw that the charges against me were not as what they seemed, and she worked day and night on my case. As we went to trial my charges were dropped down to probation and community service. I thought my life was over until she accepted my case. I have never met anyone that cared so much for my rights. She promised me that she would do her best to get the best deal and she did more than that. I am now working full time and my wife and I are finally getting our life back. Thank you Jessica for everything. If anyone of you need an defense attorney, Do not elsewhere. She will treat your case as if you were her only client. She is the best!!!

I can not thank her enough.

I was involved in an auto accident and went looking for a lawyer. I had found Jessica on a work website upon my searching. She made me feel very comfortable and at home. I felt very confident form the start that she was going to be able to take care of my problem. I can not thank her enough.

Natalie

5.0
2018-07-27T17:49:08+00:00

Natalie

I was involved in an auto accident and went looking for a lawyer. I had found Jessica on a work website upon my searching. She made me feel very comfortable and at home. I felt very confident form the start that she was going to be able to take care of my problem. I can not thank her enough.

Offerings, Other, Timeliness, Customer Service, Quality

Jessica Travis and her staff are the top of Orlando best attorney that can offer you what you need and give you results you need.

Anonymous

5.0
2018-08-06T15:12:42+00:00

Anonymous

Jessica Travis and her staff are the top of Orlando best attorney that can offer you what you need and give you results you need.

FABULOUS LAWYER

I read the reviews on here prior to hiring Jessica as my attorney. The reviews are not wrong. She is an excellent attorney. She does her research and is very professional. She let me know what to expect and understood my concerns. I hired her for a case that was less than a week away and she blew it out of the park. Thank you Jessica, that takes a real professional to be prepared that quickly. Hopefully I don't have to use you again, but if I need an attorney, I will be right back to you! I will also recommend you to any of my friends or associates who need a good lawyer with your expertise.

Anonymous

5.0
2018-07-27T17:49:45+00:00

Anonymous

I read the reviews on here prior to hiring Jessica as my attorney. The reviews are not wrong. She is an excellent attorney. She does her research and is very professional. She let me know what to expect and understood my concerns. I hired her for a case that was less than a week away and she blew it out of the park. Thank you Jessica, that takes a real professional to be prepared that quickly. Hopefully I don't have to use you again, but if I need an attorney, I will be right back to you! I will also recommend you to any of my friends or associates who need a good lawyer with your expertise.

Exceptional attorney

Jessica was very professional , prompt and straight to the point. Always kept us informed, and we knew what was going on with the case at any given time! Very caring person for the client and family she is representing and that made our family feel at ease during this stressful time. Would highly recommend Jessica ! Pleased with the results!

Cindy

5.0
2018-07-27T17:43:42+00:00

Cindy

Jessica was very professional , prompt and straight to the point. Always kept us informed, and we knew what was going on with the case at any given time! Very caring person for the client and family she is representing and that made our family feel at ease during this stressful time. Would highly recommend Jessica ! Pleased with the results!

Competent, Efficient, and Friendly

My experience working with Jessica Travis was wonderful. She is diligent, knowledgeable, and professional. She made me feel at ease during the entire process. My legal issue was taken care of efficiently and I would highly recommend Jessica to handle any legal matter.

Anjum

5.0
2018-07-27T17:48:22+00:00

Anjum

My experience working with Jessica Travis was wonderful. She is diligent, knowledgeable, and professional. She made me feel at ease during the entire process. My legal issue was taken care of efficiently and I would highly recommend Jessica to handle any legal matter.

I’m so glad I was able to seek out her help . . .

I was recently involved in an auto accident in which a bicyclist ran into the side of my car. Even though I was not at fault, the FHP officer gave me a ticket and wanted to put four points on my license. I have a very clean driving record and have been driving for 15 years. Needless to say, I was very upset. Jessica helped resolve the situation such that the ticket was dismissed and no points were put on my license. I'm so glad I was able to seek out her help and I highly recommend her services as a traffic attorney. Thank you Jessica.

William

5.0
2018-07-27T17:46:59+00:00

William

I was recently involved in an auto accident in which a bicyclist ran into the side of my car. Even though I was not at fault, the FHP officer gave me a ticket and wanted to put four points on my license. I have a very clean driving record and have been driving for 15 years. Needless to say, I was very upset. Jessica helped resolve the situation such that the ticket was dismissed and no points were put on my license. I'm so glad I was able to seek out her help and I highly recommend her services as a traffic attorney. Thank you Jessica.

The most Responsive and Trustworthy Attorney I’ve ever hired.

Jessica was very professional and knowledgeable in the law of DUI's Even though we did not win the case, she gave it here best shot and gave me the best recommendations. Jessica was a former prosecutor and now and defense lawyer. She knows and understands both sides of the judicial system which is a big plus.

Let's hope I don't ever need her services again but if I do, she will be the first person I contact. I would also recommend her to any and all friends that need her services. She is very passionate about the law and it shows in the court room. She is an outstanding attorney.

Sean

5.0
2018-07-27T17:42:25+00:00

Sean

Jessica was very professional and knowledgeable in the law of DUI's Even though we did not win the case, she gave it here best shot and gave me the best recommendations. Jessica was a former prosecutor and now and defense lawyer. She knows and understands both sides of the judicial system which is a big plus. Let's hope I don't ever need her services again but if I do, she will be the first person I contact. I would also recommend her to any and all friends that need her services. She is very passionate about the law and it shows in the court room. She is an outstanding attorney.

Thank you Ms. Travis you are the best!!!!

I would not hesitate to recommend Ms. Travis , for anybody looking for a high quality lawyer that also has a very personal touch in making you feel comfortable, in a very difficult, situation. Thank you Ms. Travis you are the best!!!!

Julio

5.0
2018-07-27T17:44:21+00:00

Julio

I would not hesitate to recommend Ms. Travis , for anybody looking for a high quality lawyer that also has a very personal touch in making you feel comfortable, in a very difficult, situation. Thank you Ms. Travis you are the best!!!!

My legal issue was taken care of efficiently . . .

My experience working with Jessica Travis was wonderful. She is diligent, knowledgeable, and professional. She made me feel at ease during the entire process. My legal issue was taken care of efficiently and I would highly recommend Jessica to handle any legal matter.

Anjum

5.0
2018-07-27T17:46:00+00:00

Anjum

My experience working with Jessica Travis was wonderful. She is diligent, knowledgeable, and professional. She made me feel at ease during the entire process. My legal issue was taken care of efficiently and I would highly recommend Jessica to handle any legal matter.

Excellent lawyer

It was a wonderful that my legal shield sent me with Mrs Travis.She was very professional and straight and even that we only contact by phone I felt confidence in her.My ticket was dismissed. Thanks.

Ronaldo

5.0
2018-07-27T17:47:39+00:00

Ronaldo

It was a wonderful that my legal shield sent me with Mrs Travis.She was very professional and straight and even that we only contact by phone I felt confidence in her.My ticket was dismissed. Thanks.
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Disclaimer: Results may not be typical. You may not have as beneficial a result.

  • the court did not inform them of the deportation consequences as a result of the plea;
  • they would not have taken the plea if they had been informed of the deportation consequences; and
  • that they are subject to deportation because of the plea.

While legal residents can face the possibility of deportation if they enter a plea in a criminal case, under the “wet foot, dry foot” policy, Cubans were not deported for taking a plea when charged with a crime. Because of this aspect of the policy, many Cubans may have previously been advised by their attorneys that the plea would not subject them to deportation.

previously been advised by their attorneys that the plea would not subject them to deportation.

Cubans who were protected under the “wet foot, dry foot” policy may have previously been given good advice by their attorneys and taken a plea, but now with this policy repealed, this advice is inaccurate. Because of the repeal of the “wet foot, dry foot” policy, many people are left asking whether Cubans may now find themselves facing deportation? And is this a basis to allow them to withdraw their plea?

While the answers to these questions are not yet known, if you or someone you know is Cuban and has previously entered into a plea, and because of that plea are now facing deportation proceedings, it is best to speak to a knowledgeable attorney.

co-authored by Patricia Blotzer

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