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.
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.
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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.
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