Immigration lawyers in the San Diego community say that undocumented immigrants have more rights than they know and have more ways to be allowed to remain in the U.S. than they believe. But there’s one thing they say you should pay close attention to: “Don’t miss the last U.S. exit from the 5 or the 905,” said Esmerelda Flores, from the American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego and Imperial Counties.
U.S. Rep. Juan Vargas echoed the sentiment. “Don’t miss that last exit,” he reiterated. “We have a lot of people who cross the border with a gun they forgot about, including members of the military….We’ve been able to work these (returns) out quietly except the one celebrated case.”