Category Archives: DACA

Immigration Lawyers Sue ICE over denial of representation

The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Assoc) filed a lawsuit yesterday over ICE detainees lack of access to lawyer consultations either in person or by telephone. The 6th Ammendment to the US Constitution, the right to legal counsel and a fair trial protects not only to US citizens and lawful permanent residence from being convicted of a crime or other legal jeopardy, the US Constitution amd Bill of Rights protects anyone who is present in the US. The suit was filed out of denial of counsel at 4 detention centers on our Southern Border, the same area where unaccompanied minors are held indefinitely in violation of an order by a  Federal judge in Southern California.
When one is arrested or detained by any government official, whether local state or federal, family should retain competent legal counsel to determine whether one is entitled to fight deportation either by way of asylum, if one has recently entered the US,  proving hardship to family, if one is deported after residing in the US for over 10 years or adjustment of status to permanent residence by a US citizen or lawful permanent resident spouse or child over 21.
John Carrico
Family Visa and Immigrstion Services

Immigration and Criminal Defense Attorneys Protest Court House Arrests

Ever since the 2016 election ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) have been cruising Hispanic/Latino neighborhoods, stopping certain drivers on the highways and waiting at court houses and arresting people ICE believes are undocumented.
If one is stopped for a traffic violation or asked to produce papers, local, state and federal law enforcement must have probable cause to search vehicles, homes and persons.
Our experienced immigration lawyers and criminal defense attorneys handle both cases in immigration court and state and municipal courts for criminal defense. Probable cause exists when there is reasonable suspicion that a crime has been or is being committed such as driving under the influence or possession of controlled substances.  Even a DUI charge can lead to one losing one’s ability to maintain DACA or remain in the U.S. and/or lead to one being detained by ICE.
One is advised to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney before giving up one’s constitutional rights to be safe and secure in one vehicle, home and in public buildings such as department of motor vehicles and court houses.
For a free consultation, contact our immigration lawyers in Las Vegas at (702) 836-9003 or in Reno, Carson City and Northern Nevada at (775) 826-2099. You may also contact our lead immigration attorney via email by clicking here. 
John Carrico
Lead Immigration Lawyer
Family Visa and Immigration Services

Immigration Lawyers Support Law for Dreamers/ TPS Holders

The Democrats in Congress are urged by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), an association of which our immigration attorneys are members, to propose a Bill that would lead to a Pathway to Citizenship for Dreamers and those holding Temporary Protective Status.
The Dream Act was proposed for over 10 years ago and it would allow Dreamers to provide two years of community service and gain lawful permanent residence as well as a path to citizenship.
John Carrico
Lead Immigration Lawyer
Family Visa and Immigration Services