90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After star Jay Smith remains under ICE custody following his arrest for violating a Protection From Abuse (PFA) order. Ashley Martson was granted the request after Jay allegedly broke into her house and posted about her on social media. But now, it seems like Jay’s days in detention could be numbered.
Jay’s latest GoFundMe is doing well and has almost met it’s goal. With the cash he brought in from yet another crowd sourced fundraiser, he may now afford to get a good lawyer.
90 Day Fiance: Jay Smith Not Giving Up On Staying in the United States
Jay Smith came to America on a visa allowing him to stay if he married (and stayed married) to Ashley Martson. But, as 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After viewers have seen, their marriage has fallen apart.
Still, Jay Smith is still not ready to give up his life in America. The 90 Day Fiance celebrity is putting up a fight against possible deportation following his arrest earlier this week. Ashley Martson’s ex remains hopeful that he will get out of detention soon and avoid deportation.
In an Instagram post, Jay’s friend Kayla Ann O’Brien (a worker in a local strip club according to reports by Starcasm) confirmed that she did visit him in jail last week. She noted that Jay has been trying to “keep his spirits lifted” despite his difficult situation. Kayla added that the Jamaica native still has “his smile and the glow in his eyes never fades”.
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Jay called this morning and the sadness in his voice today is the first I’ve heard it like this. My heart breaks for him. Anyone who is close to Jay, knows Jay, and really knows the situation, knows this is NOT OKAY. This isn’t for media or tv at all anymore, this is someone’s LIFE! Free this happy soul!! 😭💔 #weloveyoujay #freejay link in bio 😪😪
Jay’s GoFundMe Almost at Target Goal
On Friday, July 5, Kayla Ann O’Brien started a GoFundMe in hopes of helping Jay Smith with his deportation battle. Although the fundraiser drew mixed reactions online, it immediately became a trending campaign, getting more donations by the minute.
Now, Jay’s GFM is getting closer to its target, so his fans can rest easy.
However, not everyone’s a fan of Jay’s latest crowdsourcing campaign. Many are not impressed with his decision to use the platform, especially with the way he acted in the past. Jay irked a lot of people online with his arrogant behavior.
Jay Smith used to flaunt online stacks of cash he had, designer clothes, bags, and shoes despite not being able to work legally. So for him to beg the public for money now doesn’t seem appropriate for many.
90 Day Fiance: Jay’s Friend Says He Will Soon Hire A Good Lawyer
Despite the varying opinions, Kayla maintained that Jay Smith still has more supporters. In an update on the 90 Day Fiance star’s GoFundMe page, she shared that her “Help Free Jay Smith from Immigration Detention!” campaign has been getting a lot of positive comments and donations. She added that it’s a “relief to know people are starting to see the truth of the matter”.
Jay’s pal also revealed that he will soon be able to “come before a judge within a reasonable amount of time with the help of an attorney” rather than waiting indefinitely. Previously, it was claimed that hiring a competent lawyer will help speed up the process of Jay’s legal issues. He might be able to stay in the U.S. as well with the help of a legal team.
On Wednesday, July 17, Jay will be represented at a new court hearing to discuss his PFA violation. Will Jay be able to finance his legal expenses using his GoFundMe proceeds? If so, will he be able to dodge deportation and live in the country for good?
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