Immigration Law

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N.Y. Court of Appeals on Petty Offense, Jury Trial, Immigration Consequences: People v. Suazo
Posted on 28 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

People v. Suazo - "The Sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution guarantees that a defendant will be judged by a jury of peers if charged with a serious crime. Today, as a matter of first impression, we hold that a noncitizen defendant who... Read More

N.Y. Ct. App. on Court Advisals: People v. Peque
Posted on 21 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[F]undamental fairness ... requires a trial court to make a non-citizen defendant aware of the risk of deportation because deportation frequently results from a non-citizen's guilty plea and constitutes a uniquely devastating deprivation of... Read More

Advocates hail Bloomberg's support of City Council legislation
Posted on 1 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In a significant reversal, the Bloomberg administration said Friday that it would support a City Council bill that would hamper federal authorities’ ability to detain, and eventually deport, foreign-born inmates on Rikers Island who... Read More

NY Court of Appeals on appeal rights of deportees
Posted on 26 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In these criminal proceedings, the Appellate Division, pursuant to CPL 470.60 (1), dismissed defendants' direct appeals from their judgments of conviction prior to their hearing and disposition. Both defendants filed timely notices of appeal... Read More

NY court: Deported immigrants entitled to appeals
Posted on 27 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"New York's top court ruled Tuesday that two immigrants who had been in the United States legally are entitled to appeal criminal convictions even though they've been deported after being released from jail." - Associated Press,... Read More