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Immigration Law

Practice Advisory: Post-Conviction Relief Motions to Reopen

NIPNLG, ILRC, June 24, 2022

"This practice advisory discusses motion to reopen strategies for noncitizens who have successfully obtained qualifying post-conviction relief."

Copyright 2022, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (NIPNLG) and Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC). This practice advisory is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). The advisory is intended for authorized legal counsel and is not a substitute for independent legal advice provided by legal counsel familiar with a client’s case. Counsel should independently confirm whether the law has changed since the date of this publication. The authors of this practice advisory are Michelle N. Méndez, Director of Legal Resources and Training at the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, and Carla Gomez, Senior Staff Attorney with the Immigrant Legal Resource Center. The authors would like to thank the following individuals for their review of and contributions to this resource: Khaled Alrabe, Adam Crandall, Aimee Mayer-Salins, and Matthew Vogel. The authors are especially grateful to NIPNLG intern Elizabeth “Lizzie” Bird (University of Colorado Boulder) for her thoughtful and diligent assistance.