Category: Blog

May 24, 2022
How Productive was your Lawyer during COVID?

Government’s Stagnation (b/c of COVID, etc) Does Not Have to Delay your Future An Inaccurate Portrait of the Pandemic There comes a time when a widespread belief is so common that it appears to be true. During the pandemic, people believed that everything was being put on hold. This applied to judges, courts, and non-U.S. […]

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April 15, 2022
Crimes Of Moral Turpitude & Deportation

We want non-U.S. citizens to understand the impact that crimes of moral turpitude have on their immigration status. These are crimes that put a non-citizen at risk for deportation—or they can prevent a person from entering the US or becoming a legal resident for the first time. To protect yourself, you should know what they […]

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March 10, 2022
Who Will be Deported Under Biden?

Noncitizens not only have to endure and navigate the immigration process, but they also face an ever-changing set of laws and regulations. Each administration approaches immigration differently. When President Biden took office, noncitizens felt a wave of relief.  For example, President Biden originally rescinded the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPPs). If you were a citizen of […]

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February 7, 2022
Probation, Confinement, & Deportation

Labels and words can impact a person’s life—and this is why many people (including attorney Jessica Stern who has already filed an appeal) are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to change the way they classify non-citizens. Background To understand why this fight is so important, you must first realize what is at stake. There are […]

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January 18, 2022
How to Choose a (CrImmigration) Attorney (as a Non-U.S. Citizen)

If you are a non-U.S. citizen who has been arrested, you face a two-sided problem. The first is that there are penalties, fines, and potentially jail time associated with the crime you have been charged with. More importantly, non-U.S. citizens also have to consider the impact of a conviction on their immigration status. Considering that […]

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October 14, 2021
Why does my Criminal Defense Attorney need to know Immigration Law? Crimmigration Services for Defense Attorneys & Their Clients

STERN Law, LLC was started in 2013 and became the first firm solely dedicated to crimmigration. It centers on building a fundamental understanding of criminal law, immigration, and its impact on the other. When a non-citizen is accused of a crime, they must also defend themselves against a litany of potential challenges to their immigration […]

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September 23, 2021
We Are A Nation Of Immigrants Again

The words we use to describe ourselves—and especially others—are of vital importance. There are words so harmful that most would never say them out loud even when others couldn’t hear them. Some words or terms that were built into our laws, maybe unintentionally, demeans or belittles those it describes – like the term “alien” when […]

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August 13, 2021
How A Dismissed Criminal Case Can Impact Your Immigration Process

People who have a green card or hope to one day be in the process of obtaining a green card may find themselves in legal trouble, even if their criminal case was dismissed. Having a green card means you are a Legal Resident. Because you are not yet a citizen, there are many ways you […]

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July 15, 2021
How to Respect Law Enforcement While Also Protecting Yourself

The experience of being an immigrant in the U.S. is long, emotional, and stressful. While you are in the process of or working towards, becoming a legal permanent resident or a citizen of the United States, you don’t want to do anything to jeopardize it. Being questioned by the police is unnerving for anyone—and it […]

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June 1, 2021
Non U.S. Citizens: Know What To Say & Who To Say It To

If you are an immigrant in this country, the path to becoming a citizen is long—but there are legal advocates who want to help you. As crimmigration attorneys, we don’t want you to make this journey harder by surrendering personal information unnecessarily. This may be the most important thing you read. Understand that you have […]

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