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Termination of DACA

DACA Memo – September 4, 2017 Earlier this month, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, terminated an executive order known as the Dream Act. The Dream Act (aka DACA) was created by the Obama Administration back in June 15, 2012. DACA protected people from deportation who were brought here illegally as children. A … Continue reading “Termination of DACA”

ICE Hold under the Trump Administration

I recently wrote explaining how an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Hold affects undocumented people who are in criminal proceedings. It is a simple concept, if an undocumented (politically correct way of saying illegal) person is booked into jail for a crime, ICE can place a hold on that person. A hold is a detainer … Continue reading “ICE Hold under the Trump Administration”

Outcomes of a Criminal Case

Outcomes of a Criminal Case A criminal case begins with a person being arrested and a charge filed against them by the State. Where your case can end depends on a lot of different factors which can lead to different outcomes. In Texas, there are various court outcomes that can have an impact on your … Continue reading “Outcomes of a Criminal Case”

Legal considerations when opening a bar or restaurant

To start and run a successful restaurant you must understand many different legal considerations which make operating a restaurant in Houston, particularly unique. Whether you are a new or existing restaurant owner, talking with a lawyer will help you gain a deeper understanding of all of the basic requirements to get your business up and … Continue reading “Legal considerations when opening a bar or restaurant”

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 … Continue reading “Sanctuary Cities: End Times?”

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 … Continue reading “Immigration Hold”

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 … Continue reading “Immigration Law: Aggravated Felony”

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 … Continue reading “Criminal Bars to DACA”

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 … Continue reading “Avoiding a Traffic Ticket: LASIK”

Deferred Adjudication and Immigration Consequences

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 … Continue reading “Deferred Adjudication and Immigration Consequences”

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