"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 are about to be released.
The decision is an important...
"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, but were involuntarily deported by the Department...
"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, Oct. 25, 2011 .
"[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 liberty." - People v. Peque, Nov. 19, 2013 ....