Erica joined Rios & Cruz in October 2010 and works primarily in the Tacoma office.... more
Erica joined Rios & Cruz in October 2010 and works primarily in the Tacoma office. Currently, Erica’s practice focuses on detained removal cases including cancellation of removal, asylum, withholding of removal, adjustment of status, waivers, U and T visas, stays of removal and federal court litigation. Before joining the firm, Erica practiced immigration law on the U.S./Mexico border with Texa... view profile
Carllene Placide is a partner in the Labor Employment Group. She concentrates her... more
Carllene Placide is a partner in the Labor Employment Group. She concentrates her practice on international business, employment law, employment litigation and OSHA/WISHA matters. She also has extensive experience handling B, E, H, J, L, O, P, TN and R nonimmigration status and visas, employment-based immigration visas, labor certifications and post-residency petitions. Carllene has lit... view profile
Immigration attorneys (sometimes called “green card lawyers”) represent people who want to come to the United States, whether it be for schooling, work, or just a visit. Immigration lawyers can also help “illegal” immigrants found living in the U.S. without permission. Immigration laws govern who can enter the U.S., how long they can stay, what they can do while they are here, and how they can become American citizens. If you are not a U.S. citizen and want to apply for a green card or other visa, or if you are already in the U.S. and have been threatened with deportation, an immigration lawyer can help you.