An Immigration Lawyer’s Thoughts on Immigration . . .

I put this blog together to talk to those online about the immigration and deportation system as seen from the eyes of a lawyer.  Daily, lawyers are dealing with the system.  It all starts when a mother with four children walks into my office crying.

She tells me that her husband was just picked up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  She does not know why.  She does not know where he is.  I make a few calls.  I find out he is sitting in a dirty prison cell–somewhere–he has no bail.  Why did Immigration decide to arrest him: because he committed a crime TEN YEARS AGO.

Yes, he served his time.  Yes, the crime was the most smallest thing.  To immigration, however, it is a chance to kick a permanent resident out,