When you are faced with the intimidating and complex issues surrounding the possibility of deportation, it is essential to have qualified and experienced legal representation.

The immigration process is one of the most difficult and confusing processes an individual can go through, and the consequences are too risky to attempt it on your own. With the help of Mark Diaz you can ensure you are on your way to achieving your dream of completing the immigration process in the United States. Our staff is equipped to provide assistance both in English and Spanish. Choosing an attorney is very important, as you could risk deportation, being denied citizenship or residency, and additional negative outcomes.

Our office provides a variety of immigration representation and assistance including:

  • Family Petitions
  • Green Card Application / Adjustment of Status
  • Fiancé Visas
  • Asylum
  • T-Visas
  • U-Visas
  • Removal of Conditions
  • Temporary Work Permits
  • Immigration Litigation including Deportation and Removal Proceedings
  • Immigrant Visas
  • Nonimmigrant Visas
  • VAWA
  • Criminal Immigration Issues
  • Extreme Hardship Waivers
  • Business and Investor Visas
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
  • Employment based Immigration
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS WITH ICE

Now, more than ever, it is important that all immigrants be careful when interacting with any government authority. Know your rights:

  • Never present yourself to USCIS
  • Do not open the door. If immigration agents (ICE) or police come to your house claiming to have a legal document with your name on it, do not open the door.
  • If ICE agents do not have a warrant signed by a judge, they cannot enter your home without permission. Ask them to slip the document under the door. Tell your children not to open the door.
  • Remain silent. You do not have to answer any questions.
  • Do not sign anything.
  • Ask to speak with an attorney.
  • Call Mark Diaz

If ICE agents approach you on the streets or in public:

  • Ask am I free to go? If they say yes: say “ I do not want to answer your questions” and walk away. If they say no: use your right to remain silent. Say “I want to use my right not to answer questions. I want to speak to a lawyer”
  • Do not lie or show false documents. Do not flee or resist arrest.

If you are being arrested by ICE you have the right to remain silent and the right to speak to a lawyer. You do not have to share any information about where you were born, your immigration status, or your criminal record. You do not have to give them your passport unless they have a warrant from a judge. Do not sign anything and always ask to speak to an attorney.

Mark Diaz – Experienced Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer

When you have been charged with a crime, you need an experienced lawyer who focuses exclusively on defending criminal cases and who will aggressively protect your rights. Throughout my career, I have successfully handled every type of criminal defense case. More importantly, criminal defense is the only thing I do. I have witnessed firsthand how a criminal charge can negatively impact every area of a person’s life. As a lawyer, I consider it a privilege to help people during this stressful time in their lives. Call me today at (409) 515-6170 for a free consultation to discuss your case.