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.