Archive for the “Immigration Consequences” Category

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 […]

My relative has a green card. So why is he being held by Immigration at the airport?

Posted on December 17th, 2012 by Vinesh

I am often contacted by immigrant families wondering why their permanent resident-relative is being detained at an airport or other port of entry by Customs and Border Protection.  In Texas, for example, green card-holders are often held up for secondary inspection at Dallas’s DFW Airport, Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, and San Antonio International Airport. […]

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 […]