Immigration Lawyers Protest ICE arrests at Marriage Interviews

A U.S. citizen spouse has a right to sponsor his or her spouse and minor children for lawful permanent residence in the U.S. That right is being threatened by ICE agents who in some cases interrupt the adjustment of status interviews at a USCIS office, detain the non citizen and place them into deportation proceedings. Our immigration attorneys have heard of ICE agents showing up at Reno and Las Vegas USCIS offices and detaining I-485 applicants.

Deportation is very difficult to contest when one has been present in the US for less than 10 years and has U.S. citizen family members here. And if there is even a minor criminal conviction as in a DUI, Immigration Judges often will not allow an applicant for lawful permanent residence to be released on bond. However, undocumented immigrants who have been in the U.S. for over ten years, who are persons of good moral character and have U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident spouses or children, may contest their deportation if they can prove exceptional and extremely unusual hardship to those relatives. Similarly, lawful permanent residents who have been in the US for over 7 years and have been a resident for over 5 years, can also fight their deportation through cancellation of removal. Our immigration attorneys have handled hundreds of these types of cases during our 30+ years of combined experience in immigration law.

For these reasons it is crucial to contact a qualified immigration attorney to file petitions, prepare the couple for the USCIS interview and represent them at the interview.

John Carrico
Lead Immigration Lawyer
Family Visa and Immigration Services

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. 

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