Immigration Today In New Jersey
The federal government is deporting more people today than at any other time in our history. Our firm’s focus is on helping criminal defense attorneys keep their clients from being deported, and avoid ineffective assistance of counsel claims based on failure to advise of the immigration consequences.
One of the most important developments in the law today is the convergence of criminal and immigration law, or “crimmigration law”, as it has been labeled by legal scholars.
Criminal Law and Immigration
What are the immigration consequences of that crime that you are about to plead guilty to? Criminal cases often trigger harsh immigration consequences. It’s not unusual to see a minor drug offense conviction with simply a fine …
What Is Crimmigration?
Several legal scholars authored the word ‘crimmigration’. The practice of it is essentially involves the study of two fields of law. The first one being criminal law and the second one being immigration law. The actual word crimmigration stands for the immigration …
Advice for a Defense Attorney
While some criminal cases may be relatively straightforward, others may involve complicated legal issues related to other areas of law. One common example of a complex case is when criminal charges are brought against an individual who is not a citizen of the United States. Many different criminal…
Common Misconceptions About the Immigration Process
The most frequent misconception is that if the penalties associated with the New Jersey crime are very minor in nature, then it couldn’t possibly result in somebody being deported. That’s an absolute fallacy. Join our newsletter for the most recent “crimmigration” cases and safe havens.
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I’m sure there are quite a few misconceptions that foreign nationals have about immigration. What are some of the top misconceptions that you have encountered?
There is documentation to assist a defense attorney in determining criminal consequences for the foreign national client
There is recent case law that indicates that a criminal defense attorney has the obligation to make sure that their clients know what the immigration consequences are.
With very few exceptions, a conviction for any type of a controlled, dangerous substance renders a non-citizen deportable.
There are several significant cases that have helped shape the criminal process around immigration law in the US.