Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity: A Guide to Representing Foreign-Born Defendants, 8th ed.
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Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity: A Guide to Representing Foreign-Born Defendants by Mary E. Kramer is your one-volume resource for understanding how the courts and immigration agencies will treat non-American citizens convicted or even suspected of crime. It provides a thoughtful analysis of all the ways criminal activity will impact applications for visas, permanent residence, naturalization, asylum, and other immigration benefits, as well as defenses to attempts to remove a non-American citizen and the waivers and other relief available in removal proceedings.
The 8th edition has been updated with coverage of the latest law and policy from the courts and agencies impacting all areas of criminal immigration law. It explores crimes of moral turpitude, aggravated felonies, controlled-substance offenses, firearms offenses, and all other grounds for deporting or denying admission, benefits, waivers, or other relief to non-American citizens. The book is also a practical resource. For criminal defense attorneys, it focuses on how to fashion a plea with immigration consequences in mind, and for immigration attorneys there is instruction on how to prepare applications for clients with criminal records. The book also includes discussion of how non-American citizens who have been victimized by criminal activity in the United States can be granted immigration benefits.
Regardless of whether your practice is focused on removal defense, family-based immigration, asylum, business, or any other area of immigration law, Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity is your go-to resource when your client has been charged with a crime.