Immigration Consequences – New Practice Advisories from Immigrant Legal Resource Center, San Francisco, CA

— From Immigrant Legal Resource Center in San Francisco, California ———— There will be three new practice advisories at the crimes page at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, http://www.ilrc.org/crimes Scroll down for advisories. First is a warning that immigration authorities will hold that a conviction on direct appeal of right remains a “conviction” for immigration purposes, unless or until the appeal is sustained. See Planes v. Holder (9th Circuit July 2011). This is a change from prior law, and from our prior instructions that filing a timely appeal would prevent a conviction from having immigration effect. A petition for rehearing will be filed and it is possible that Planes will be reversed at some point, but for now now appeal has no effect. Second we have posted an updated chart on the immigration effect of Sex Crimes. We also recently posted one on Drug Crimes. (Coming soon: Immigration effect of Rock ‘n Roll. Continue reading: Immigration Consequences – New Practice Advisories from Immigrant Legal Resource Center, San Francisco, CA

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Immigration Consequences – New Practice Advisories from Immigrant Legal Resource Center, San Francisco, CA