Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity, 4th Ed.

Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity, 4th Ed.

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The Supreme Court and federal courts have issued incredibly important precedent decisions over the past several years that have drastically changed the immigration law landscape. Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity, A Guide to Representing Foreign-Born Defendants by Mary E. Kramer is your one volume resource for providing knowledgeable and intelligent representation.

With its easy-to-read style, the fourth edition provides step-by-step analysis of the most cutting-edge issues in criminal immigration law. In addition, the author combines in depth research and analysis with everyday experience in court, USCIS, ICE, CBP and detention centers.

The Fourth Edition also provides:

  • Analysis of crimes from a practical and clear-cut approach
  • Dissection of the latest mandatory detention cases from the BIA
  • Expanded discussion of Matter of Silva Trevino
  • New section on practice tools such as FBI rap sheets, polygraphs, PACER, Accurint, and more
  • New sample motions and memorandums
  • Cases and analysis in crucial areas of aggravated, felony, moral turpitude, and detention and more!

Not only will AILA's Immigration Consequences provide you with an overview of criminal immigration law and a nuts and bolts discussion of how to prepare and present waivers, it will help you:

  • Identify immigration classifications of the crime charged
  • Identify adverse immigration consequences attached to convictions
  • Identify potential forms of relief, including waivers
  • Identify possible plea solutions

Whether you're looking to specialize in this area or you only have a few criminal clients, the Fourth Edition of Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity is a necessary reference for you and your client.

ISBN: 978-1-57370-291-1
December 2009
620 pages

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Mary Kramer is one of the leading authorities on criminal immigra-tion issues. She has been in private practice for 19 years and is a sole practitioner in Miami. Her practice is limited to immigration law with a concentration on cases involving individuals with criminal records. She handles more than 150 cases per year involving adjustment of status, visa applications before consulates, naturalization and affirmative INA §212(c) waivers before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and representation of clients before the immigration courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals. Additionally, Ms. Kramer works with criminal lawyers on their pending criminal cases and co-operating witness work.

Ms. Kramer is a past-president of the AILA South Florida Chapter and currently serves on AILA's U.S. Immigration and Customs En-forcement (ICE) Liaison Committee. In addition, she serves as chap-ter liaison with the local ICE Detention and Removal Office, working on policies and standards involving the South Florida region's detention centers and deportation offices. Ms. Kramer is on the board of directors of Catholic Charities Legal Services, Inc., a nonprofit or-ganization assisting low-income people with immigration matters in South Florida.

Ms. Kramer was a founding co-supervising attorney of the AILA South Florida Legal Assistance Project, a pro bono project serving the Miami immigration court. In November 2002, she received the U.S. Attorney General's Meritorious Public Service Award based on her work with this project, which also was featured in the March/April 2003 issue of AILA's Immigration Law Today. Ms. Kramer also volunteers for the Florida Bar, having recently finished a term as chair of a local grievance committee, and presently serving on an unauthorized practice of law committee.

Ms. Kramer has authored numerous articles about, and has frequently lectured on, immigration consequences of criminal activity. She is an adjunct professor teaching immigration law at Florida International University's College of Law.

Ms. Kramer graduated cum laude from the College of Saint Benedict, in St. Joseph, MN, and earned her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. While in school, she interned for the Harlingen immigration court, and after graduation, worked as a judicial law clerk to the Miami immigration court before entering private practice. Ms. Kramer is a member of the Wisconsin and Florida state bars.

On a personal note, Ms. Kramer grew up in Madison, WI, as one of six children. She has been married 19 years to José Alvarez, and they have two children - Liz, 12, and José, 15. She enjoys watching her children play sports, backyard barbeques with family and friends, and summertime escapes to a little house on Bear Lake in Northeastern Wisconsin.

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