© Attorney Farhad Sethna 2013 While most immigration court judges tend to be polite and professional, there will be some immigration judges (IJ’s) who will decide that they can behave […]
© 2013 Abogado Farhad Sethna En anteriores artículos en mi blog, blog.immigration-america.com he escrito sobre las consecuencias de inmigración en condenas criminales. Una clase de actividad criminal que resulta afectando […]
DUI AND DEPORTATION © 2013 Attorney Farhad Sethna In previous articles on my blog, I had written about the immigration consequences of criminal convictions. One class of criminal activity results […]
© Abogado Farhad Sethna 2013 Es una realidad que personas nacidas en el extranjero que no son ciudadanos estadounidenses y que se encontran en procesos ante la corte de inmigración; […]
© Attorney Farhad Sethna 2013 It is a fact of life that foreign-born individuals who are not US citizens may find themselves in immigration court. Sometimes, they are placed in […]
© 2012 Farhad Sethna, Attorney In immigration law, there are very few immigration offenses which are treated as severely as a false claim to U.S. citizenship. Obviously, aggravated felons, drug […]
A lawyer advising a non-citizen client in a criminal matter has an added duty: to advise the client of the immigration consequences, if any, of a criminal conviction. Failure to advise that results in a deportable consequence or some other immigration detriment, such as inability to naturalize or exclusion, could be the grounds for a claim of ineffective assistance of counsel under Padilla that could result in the underlying conviction being reopened and vacated.
The US Supreme Court issues a landmark decision that could affect the reopening and reduction of criminal sentences if the alien was given poor advice or no advice on the immigration consequences of a criminal conviction. Notable is the concurrence (agreement) by Justices Alito and Roberts.