Tag Archives: immigration and crimes

Waivers for Immigrants who have been Convicted of a Crime

What is a section 212(c) waiver of deportation or inadmissibility for convictions before 1997?

212(c) waiver: Prior to 1996, this was the most common form of relief from deportation or inadmissibility available to legal permanent residents (LPR) who had been convicted of a crime. In 1996, Congress eliminated this form of relief and replaced...

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Pleas in Immigration Court

Pleas in Immigration Court

How does a plea in court affect removability?

 

A noncitizen’s removability based on a plea may also depend upon whether such a plea would result in a conviction as defined in the INA.  The INA also includes grounds of removal based on any criminal conduct...

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The Petty Offense Exception and Immigration Law

The Petty Offense Exception and Immigration Law

 

What is the petty offense exception for immigrants who have committed a crime?

 

If you only have one criminal offense, an exception commonly called the “petty offense exception” may be available to you.  If you qualify for the petty offense exception, you...

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Federal First Offender’s Act (FFOA)

Federal First Offender's Act (FFOA):   Preventive Measures to Avoid Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions Through Deferred Entry of Judgment 

 

Will a deferred entry of judgment plea in California help my immigration case?

 

California law allows for a deferred entry of judgment (DEJ) program that lets eligible defendants...

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