Attorneys Ensure Rights Are Protected

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Eduardo Paredes

With offices in Los Angeles and Fresno, attorney Eduardo Paredes represents clients in criminal and immigration cases. Eduardo Paredes’ services include immigration proceedings, immigrant visa cases, waivers for criminal offenses, and deportation defense.

Additionally, Attorney Eduardo Paredes represents clients in criminal court from the time of arrest through jury trial. In deciding the best legal strategy in a criminal case, Attorney Eduardo Paredes gauges the objectives of the accused and balances such expectations with the specific legal and factual issues that relate to the case. Attorney Eduardo Paredes actively connects with society, in part, through a daily Spanish-language radio program in which he answers callers’ questions on immigration and criminal law. Also, Attorney Eduardo Paredes oversees his Los Angeles and Fresno California law offices where he personally handles all aspects of the select clients to whom he offers his services to.

Attorney Eduardo Paredes has defined the intersection of immigration and criminal law through his cases published by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, cases published by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Immigration Court, and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. In order to do such, it is imperative for Attorney Eduardo Paredes to be well versed in all aspects of immigration and criminal law in order to better aide and represent his clients.

Criminal convictions take a especially harsh toll on non-citizens of the United States. Non-citizens can get arrested, deported, and banished from entering the U.S. again for a number of crimes, including drug sales, homicide, domestic violence, firearm violations, fraud, perjury, lying to the government, tax evasion, spying, or engaging in any other activity that can places at risk national security.

A seasoned, well versed practitioner, such as Attorney Eduardo Paredes is able to readily decipher between the complicated criminal and immigration law statutes and laws in the United States. This expertise has been garnered over the years in that Attorney Eduardo Paredes has represented clients from the moment of their arrest, until they are tried in a criminal court. By doing so, Attorney Eduardo Paredes has been instrumental in ensuring the freedom of clients, as well as ensuring that their immigration status will be protected during their navigation through the immigration and criminal laws of this country.

Attorney Eduardo Paredes is your best source of information when it comes to navigating through the intersection of immigration and criminal law. This is so because Attorney Eduardo Paredes offers the unique perspective from a legal practitioner that has practiced before the state and criminal criminal and immigration courts system.

Attorney Eduardo Paredes can be reached at (310) 855-9444 at his Los Angeles office and at (559) 225-9999 at his Fresno office.


Trump Administration Ends Protections for Salvadoran Immigrants


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As a immigration and criminal law attorney, Eduardo Paredes represents people living in the United States who are not citizens in their immigration and deportation defense cases. Attorney Eduardo Paredes stays abreast of federal immigration law and policy to effectively advise his clients.

In early January of 2018, the presidential administration announced that it was ending temporary protected status (TPS) for approximately 200,000 Salvadorans. These individuals have been living in the United States since 2001 when the US granted them temporary protected status after an earthquake devastated their home country. Since that time, the government has renewed their TPS permits every 18 months.

The current administration has stated that these permits will become invalid as of September 9, 2019. Before that time, the affected individuals will have to find an alternative path to legal status or prepare for departure.

The action reflects the administration’s recent efforts to reduce the use of TPS protections. The Department of Homeland Security has explained that this trend reflects a renewed focus on the temporary nature of TPS and the perceived need to rescind TPS permits when the circumstances that prompted their issuance are no longer present. Opponents claim that the decision fails to account for the lives and families that the TPS recipients have made in their 17 years in the United States.

How to React if ICE Visits Your Home


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Eduardo Paredes is an experienced lawyer who operates a private practice in Los Angeles, California. Having established his law office in 2002, Eduardo Paredes has represented numerous clients charged with criminal offences and in immigration cases involving investigation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Department.

ICE officials may visit a private residence when searching for someone who has potentially violated immigration law. Officials can legally enter if they have a warrant to arrest a specific person or to search the premises. It is your right to ask to see the warrant. It is important to never provide false information to ICE officers as this may lead to legal complications. Additionally, don’t sign any paperwork an ICE official presents to you if you don’t understand or agree with it without first receiving advice from an attorney.

Unless ICE officials have an arrest warrant for you, it is okay to remain silent, although you must provide your name and date of birth. You must tell the ICE officers you would like an attorney and wish to remain silent, or you can provide them with the contact information for an attorney if you have one. ICE officers don’t have the right to search your room or belongings if they don’t have an arrest warrant specifically for you or a warrant to search the entire premises.

Under the Donald Trump’s administration, the United States has seen an increased number of people who have been detained by ICE and processed for deportation. Unlike prior administrations, the Trump administration is not amenable to extending humanitarian and equitable relief to immigrants. Instead, under Trump’s administration, one must apply for the immigration relief they are eligible for and people are encouraged to seek their legal status before Immigration and Customs Enforcement decides to take action against such alien.

Attorney Eduardo Paredes has successfully obtained permission to reapply for admission to the United States after deportation/removal for clients who would otherwise have remained ineligible to return to the United States. Some times an alien realizes that they are not eligible for any relief before the Immigration Court, and, at times, that person may be eligible for additional relief if they are processed from abroad. In these cases, it may be necessary to seek a waiver and permission to reapply for admission to the United States after deportation/removal.

For information in obtaining waivers and permission to return after deportation or removal, call the Law Office of Eduardo Paredes at (310) 855-9444 in Southern CA or at (559) 225-9999 from the Central Valley California.


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Eduardo Paredes

Attorney Eduardo Paredes is a private practice solo attorney who represents clients in immigration cases such as people applying for green cards, and defending people against deportation in removal (deportation) proceedings as well as in criminal cases. Attorney Eduardo Paredes shares his over 15 years of hands-on experience with the public in a daily Spanish language radio show where listeners are invited to call with immigration and/or criminal law questions.

In fact, Attorney Eduardo Paredes is well versed on immigration and criminal law, that when President Barak Obama published a rule allowing people who entered as children, and who are in the process of, or who have completed their high school studies, Attorney Eduardo Paredes advised clients who were not at immediate risk of removal to not seek such relief because doing so would have placed them at risk of deportation upon the termination of the deferred action program.

Fortunately for people who took Attorney Eduardo Paredes’ wise counsel, many people avoided the onslaught of uncertainty that has enveloped immigration spectators since DACA recipients now must face the challenge of forfeiting such status. Attorney Eduardo Paredes has always maintained a strong work ethic that places him at the forefront of emerging immigration and criminal law.

Attorney Eduardo Paredes can be reached at (310) 855-9444 in Los Angeles and the Fresno office is available at (559) 225-9999.