Sanctuary Cities: End Times?

Sanctuary Cities: End Times?

Sanctuary Cities On May 7, 2017, the governor of Texas Greg Abbott, signed a new document that would go into law September of this year. This new law addressed the controversy around “ Sanctuary cities ” and now requires police to ask about a person’s legal status. In simple terms this new law would require

Immigration Hold

Immigration Hold

The Criminal Justice System and Immigration Courts are two entirely different judicial proceedings, though they ultimately can be tied in together for certain defendants. When a person is in this country illegally, they are by default “removable” (the politically correct term for deportable). The truth is that the number of undocumented people in this country

Immigration Law: Aggravated Felony

Immigration Law: Aggravated Felony

An “aggravated felony” conviction can be a lifetime bar to almost all forms of immigration relief. Under United States immigration laws, an aggravated felony is the highest form of criminal charge one can face and can make any non-citizen deportable, even one with legal status. Even more troubling, a crime classified as a misdemeanor under

Criminal Bars to DACA

Criminal Bars to DACA

Donald Trump has promised important changes to immigration policy within his first 100 days in office, and the last few days have certainly borne that out.  As an immigration attorney, I have been anxiously awaiting his policy decisions about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), also known as “the Dream Act”. DACA is a program

Avoiding a Traffic Ticket: LASIK

Avoiding a Traffic Ticket: LASIK

Over the 4th of July weekend, I took a trip to scenic Brenham, Texas to enjoy a relaxing weekend in a small Texas town. As anyone who has ever visited the area knows the landscape and scenic route is beautiful and it may cause ones foot to get pretty heavy on the accelerator. Long story

Deferred Adjudication and Immigration Consequences

Sharing an office with a veteran Immigration attorney definitely gives me exposure to people who are facing immigration troubles because of criminal charges. We have a nice system where I handle the criminal portion and then he covers the immigration. Because our clients are not citizens, their criminal cases require different approaches to hopefully avoid