Archive for the “Criminal Law” Category

Update: Policy Guidance On ICE Detainers Under The Dec. 21 Morton Memo

Posted on December 22nd, 2012 by Vinesh

ICE has issued an important update to its policy on ICE holds/detainers that will affect hundreds of non-citizens in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area.  Below is a summary of arrestees that are subject to ICE holds. Who is subject to ICE holds/detainers? On December 21, 2012, ICE Director John Morton issued a memorandum providing new guidance […]

ICE Holds / Detainers in Texas county jails

Posted on December 21st, 2012 by Vinesh

You may have found this page because your relative was arrested for a criminal offense, and is being held in a county jail in Texas (or any other state for that matter).  And when you tried to bond him out, you were told by a bondsman or the sheriff’s office that your relative has something […]

3 Reasons To Know the Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity

Posted on September 23rd, 2010 by Vinesh

First, the Supreme Court says you should. In early 2010, the Court ruled that criminal defense attorneys are required to advise clients on the immigration consequences of their pleas.  Failure to do so counts as  “ineffective assistance of counsel.”  Specifically, defense attorneys should advise non-citizens that deportation is “presumptively mandatory” when the risk of removal […]