Category Archives: ICE

Immigration Lawyers Warn of USCIS Taking Away US Citizenship.

In applying for citizenship through Naturalization, our Immigration Lawyers always explore when one obtained permanent residence and how. That has become even more important in the last two years as USCIS is looking at an applicant’s prior immigration filings  to see if the green card was awarded improperly.
An example would be a child sponsored for residence by his permanent resident mother and prior to receiving a green card gets married. The green card award was invalid since an LPR parent cannot file for a married child.
It is also important to have an immigration attorney research any criminal history before and after permanent residence was awarded, prepare the applicant for their Naturalization interview and be present at that interview.
John Carrico
Family Visa and Immigration Services.
Lead Immigration Lawyer

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