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Month: January 2017

Criminal Convictions in Immigration Law

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You may be surprised to learn that immigration authorities interpret a criminal conviction much differently and more broadly than is typical in the criminal justice system. This is because the Immigration Nationality Act defines conviction differently from criminal law. You must know that any finding of guilt, a no contest plea, and even an adjudication […]

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So you have a criminal case? First question. What’s your immigration status?

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It is easy to mistakenly generalize about the immigration consequences of criminal convictions. However, it is vital to understand that not every foreign born defendant is treated the same under the United States immigration laws.  It may seem to be counter intuitive that a country that prides itself on the goal of equal treatment of it’s citizens […]

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