Archive for July, 2015

Court’s Deportation Warning Not Enough

Court’s Deportation Warning Not Enough A Judge’s deportation warning that deportation is “likely” isn’t enough to prevent the ineffective assistance of counsel.  As a result of a 2010 United States Supreme Court precedent decision (Padilla v. Kentucky), criminal defense attorneys must properly advise a non-citizen client of the immigration consequences of a conviction.  This case ordered that when […]

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Posted in: Appeals, Criminal Defense, Crimmigration, Immigration, Removal (Deportation)

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Change in ICE Detainers and Holds at Local Jails

Change in ICE Detainers and Holds at Local Jails  After much controversy and an onslaught of litigation, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has changed its program that created the misleading requirement that local jails hold inmates because of a submitted “ICE Detainer.” At issue are official requests called detainers that ICE sends jails to hold inmates for an […]

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Posted in: Criminal Defense, Crimmigration, Immigration, Removal (Deportation)

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