Crimmigration 101-Recording (.MP3)

Crimmigration 101-Recording (.MP3)

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Recording Date 02/02/16
02:00 PM (ET)
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3 / PDF
SKU AS2016-02-2-DL

Crimmigration—the intertwining of criminal and immigration law—can affect the noncitizen during every stage of his or her immigration status. This seminar discusses how to identify, analyze, and minimize the effect of a criminal conviction on your noncitizen client.

Featured Topics

  • Overview of the Grounds of Inadmissibility and Removability
  • Most Common Criminal Grounds of Removability and Inadmissibility
  • Importance of Determining the Immigration Consequences of a Criminal Conviction
  • How to Determine If a Conviction Is a Crime Involving Moral Turpitude, an Aggravated Felony, or a Crime of Violence
  • Minimizing the Effect of a Criminal Conviction on Your Client's Immigration Status

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Mary E. Kramer (DL), AILA Author, Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity, 6th Ed. Miami, FL
Mary E. Kramer is the author of Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity: A Guide to Representing Foreign-Born Defendants. She is a past president of the AILA South Florida Chapter and the current president of the board of Catholic Legal Services-Miami. Ms. Kramer has served on several AILA National committees. She currently serves on the AILA EOIR Liaison Committee, recently finished two years on the AILA DOS Liaison Committee, and is also a former chair of the AILA ICE Liaison Committee. She is the 2015 recipient of the Edith Lowenstein Award for Excellence in the Practice of Immigration Law. She has practiced law in Miami for 25 years, with a focus on criminal-alien issues, cooperating witnesses, visa inadmissibility, and complex political asylum. Ms. Kramer frequently lectures to immigration and criminal bar groups and writes articles on criminal-alien and cooperating witness topics.

Rachel M. Self, Boston, MA
Rachel M. Self is the founding member of Rachel M. Self, P.C., and appears regularly as a legal analyst for the Fox News Channel and CNN. The firm specializes in criminal trial work, family immigration, citizenship, deportation defense, and post-conviction relief. Rachel has been selected by Boston Magazine and Superlawyers as a top immigration attorney from 2009-2015 and has been honored from 2012-2015 by “The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40”.

W. Michael Sharma-Crawford, Kansas City, MO
W. Michael Sharma-Crawford is a partner at Sharma-Crawford Attorneys at Law. In addition to the cases and duties of their law firm, in January 2012, he and his partner, Rekha Sharma-Crawford, opened The Clinic, a 501(c)(3) non-profit removal defense law office. The Clinic serves indigent noncitizens in the Kansas City, MO, immigration court. The Clinic is the only resource for indigent noncitizens in removal proceedings who live in Kansas and the western half of Missouri.

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