Smith is facing deportation after failing to file his adjustment of status.
90 Day Fiancé star Jay Smith is facing deportation back to his home country of Jamaica. On July 3rd, he was taken into ICE custody due to a Violation of a Protection from Abuse Order charge.
According to a friend, he “turned himself in to authorities Tuesday night with the understanding and intent that he was to see a judge the next morning and be released.”
However, “he was immediately turned over to immigration enforcement and is being held in a jail cell as if he is a convicted criminal. Jay is sitting in jail, awaiting a hearing on whether he will be deported or be allowed to make a life for himself here in the U.S.”
A friend of Smith’s started a GoFundMe to raise money for a lawyer, looking to collect $5,000. The campaign has currently collected $3,000.
The GoFundMe page explains:
“They will hold him for a month or months, there’s no telling how long, before even giving him the right to see a judge… The only way for him to sooner see a judge and pretty much have basic human rights is with a good attorney. Also the only way for Jay to avoid deportation from the U.S. is with a good attorney. Jay fears for his life if he is returned to Jamaica.. he is now seen as a traitor who has turned his back on his people and they will assume he has money since he was in America and on an American TV show so that keeps him at a continuously high threat for his safety if he is returned home.”