Here at Virguez & Associates, we believe that is is our responsibility to keep the community informed. We spend a lot of time reviewing cases in and analyzing trends in arrests and immigration holds. Lately we have noted some disturbing trends.
Here in Gwinnett County, and most of the Metro Atlanta area, Attorney Virgüez has noted an increase in immigration holds. In the last two days there have been 100 arrests of Hispanics and more than 60% of them have resulted in immigration holds.
It is very important that you consult an attorney if you are in the country illegally. This is especially true if you are driving without a license. Most of the immigration holds occur after a traffic violations. Drivers without a license are flagged for immigration.
Being arrested for driving without a license can lead to immigration hold and can ultimately hurt your chances of establishing residency or citizenship later on. It is very important to consult in attorney if you find yourself in this type of situation.