Category Archives: Dream Act

Immigration Courts Delay Deportation Hearings during Govt. Shutdown

The immigration court backlog has increased by almost 50% to 800,000 pending cases nationwide during the Trump Administration. While this is frustrating for those who have a good chance of winning in court and obtaining or keeping their lawful permanent resident status, for the great majority, a delay of their Master Calendar or Individual Merits hearings may be a blessing in disguise. These delays may allow undocumented immigrants more time to reside in the U.S. with their family members while their cases are pending. In addition, more delays are giving Respondents’ immigration lawyers more time to prepare for trial.
Meanwhile, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is attempting to place quotas on immigration judges to complete hearings at a faster rate, thus challenging immigration attorneys to protect their clients’ rights of due process of law in order that Individual Merits Hearing (or a trial) be fully heard and witnesses be called.

Our immigration lawyers have nearly 30 years of combined experience in Immigration Court, handling cases involving asylum, cancellation of removal, withholding of removal, adjustment of status, I-601 waivers, and many other cases, including pathways to citizenship.

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.


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