Immigration Law

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Matter of Thomas and Thompson, 27 I&N Dec. 674 (A.G. 2019)
Posted on 25 Oct 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matter of Thomas and Thompson, 27 I&N Dec. 674 (A.G. 2019) (1) The tests set forth in Matter of Cota-Vargas, Matter of Song, and Matter of Estrada will no longer govern the effect of state-court orders that modify, clarify, or otherwise alter a... Read More

Barr Certifies 'Judicial Alteration' Cases to Himself
Posted on 29 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matter of Thomas & Thompson, 27 I&N Dec. 556 (A.G. 2019) Pursuant to 8 C.F.R. § 1003.1(h)(1)(i), I direct the Board of Immigration Appeals (“Board”) to refer these cases to me for review of its decisions. The Board’s decisions... Read More

Denver DA Immigration Consequences Policy (April 2019)
Posted on 25 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Beth McCann, Denver District Attorney, Apr. 23, 2019 "... Unless ... immigration effects are taken into consideration by deputy district attorneys in appropriate circumstances, some defendants will be exposed to direct consequences that were not... Read More

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

Alameda County Guidelines Regarding the Consideration of Collateral Immigration Consequences During Plea Negotiations
Posted on 18 Oct 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"As the law has evolved in this area, it has become apparent that it is appropriate to consider collateral consequences associated with a conviction when seeking to arrive at a just resolution of a criminal case. To that end, these broad guidelines... Read More