Posts Tagged “immigration enforcement”

3 Reasons To Know the Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity

Posted on September 23rd, 2010 by Vinesh

First, the Supreme Court says you should. In early 2010, the Court ruled that criminal defense attorneys are required to advise clients on the immigration consequences of their pleas.  Failure to do so counts as  “ineffective assistance of counsel.”  Specifically, defense attorneys should advise non-citizens that deportation is “presumptively mandatory” when the risk of removal […]

New ICE Removal Policy Is Not Amnesty For Immigrants

Posted on September 1st, 2010 by Vinesh

After a tad bit of reading, I’m of the opinion that the new Obama policy everyone is fussing about is not actually amnesty.  It doesn’t create new grounds of relief for someone in removal proceedings.  It doesn’t eliminate existing grounds of inadmissibility.  It’s just a faster way of doing what would probably happen anyways.  It’s […]