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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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Is Deferred Action for Parents (DAPA) Dead?

Is Deferred Action for Parents (DAPA) Dead? “We have neither the resources, the capability, nor the motivation to uproot and deport millions of illegal aliens, many of whom have become, in effect, members of the community. By granting limited legal status to the productive and law-abiding members of this shadow population, we will recognize reality […]

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Posted in: Crimmigration, DACA, DAPA, Immigration, Removal (Deportation)

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What is CRimmigration?

source: http://usimmigrationpodcast.com/jessica-stern-crimmigration/ Jessica Stern was interviewed by Mark Deal with U.S. Immigration Podcast and was asked to discuss the concept of CRimmigration to foreign nationals and other immigration law practitioners.   In the interview, you’ll learn about: The blending of Criminal Law and Immigration Law; When a noncitizen faces criminal charges and does not understand how those criminal […]

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

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5 Rights to Remember When Stopped by Cops

5 Rights to Remember When Stopped by Cops

There has been a lot of focus lately on the police and police-citizen interaction.  Our country’s current dialogue involves the concern that law enforcement now operates under a paramilitary culture, employing tactics that reach well-beyond the scope of their duties and authority, and commonly violate our Constitutional Rights. The flip-side to the discussion is the […]

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