Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity

(431 Ratings)

Produced on: October 17, 2017

Course Format On Demand Audio

Taught by

Categories:

Course Description

Time 62 minutes
Difficulty Advanced
Immigration is an area of practice with very high levels of complexity and consequences, and in no part of that practice is this more evident than when analyzing and responding to the collateral immigration consequences of criminal activity. 
 
Criminal defense attorneys must be able to foresee the potential consequences to any client who is not a U.S. citizen. Will potential pleadings or sentences put their client on the radar of ICE? What will be the likelihood of the client becoming subject to ICE detention? Will the client become inadmissible to or deportable from the U.S.? How will the client’s potential immigration claims be affected—both affirmative and/or defensive? Will the client be able to safely travel? And what do all of these terms mean? Similarly, immigration attorneys must know how to apply the same analysis on their end in order to be able to outline all of the potential scenarios applicable, and the risks and benefits attendant to each in order to effectively represent clients who have been charged with criminal activity in their cases before the U.S. Department of Homeland Security or the Immigration Courts. 
 
This course, led by attorneys Matthew Blaisdell and Joshua Paulson, will provide an overview of the main immigration consequences of criminal activity, explain what both criminal defense attorneys and immigration attorneys should look for and how to proceed.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the requirements that Padilla v. Kentucky places on criminal defense attorneys in advising clients of potential immigration consequences
  2. Explore fundamental concepts such as “status,” “inadmissibility,” “removability,” and “conviction”
  3. Identify both the categories of immigration consequences of criminal activity and the bars to relief that may flow from criminal activity
  4. Understand how to look for immigration consequences during an intake, how to identify potential pitfalls regarding ICE detection and harmful admissions, how to develop a strategy to mitigate the immigration consequences, and basic issues regarding plea bargaining and sentencing

Faculty

Matthew Blaisdell

Matthew Blaisdell, Esq.

Matthew Blaisdell is an attorney Brooklyn, New York, with full concentration in immigration law. He is the a former Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) National Consumer Protection and Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee and current Chair of AILA’s Consumer Protection Rapid Response Team. He frequently writes and presents on the topic of consumer protection and immigration fraud, and he has provided testimony to several cities considering legislation to protect immigrant consumers.

He also regularly provides trainings and lectures on topics related to attorney ethics, practice management, prosecutorial discretion and advocating before various government agencies, immigration legislation and policies, constitutional issues, immigration options for youth and unaccompanied minors, LGBTQ immigration issues, immigration consequences of criminal activity, humanitarian forms of relief, and non-immigrant visas.

He received his juris doctor, as well as an LL.M in environmental law, from Pace Law School, and is a graduate of the New York City Environmental Law Leadership Institute (NYCELLI).

Joshua Paulson

Criminal Justice Act

Joshua Paulson is an experienced trial attorney specializing in federal criminal defense and immigration law. He served for four years as an Assistant Federal Public Defender in Alexandria, Virginia, and is currently a member of the federal Criminal Justice Act panel in the Southern District of New York. He is a graduate of Columbia Law School, and holds a graduate degree in Latin American Studies from Stanford University. Mr. Paulson speaks fluent Spanish and is admitted to practice law in New York, Virginia, and California. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the National Lawyers Guild.

Reviews

TL
Todd L.

Good foundation established to aid further study.

DM
Daniel M.

Good information

LD
Louis D.

Very practical approach to difficult area.,

CR
Carla R.

Fantastic overview of immigration consequences of criminal convictions

CF
Cecil F.

Mathew Blaisdell is an excellent lecturer.His course materials are great.

JR
Jason R.

awesome

AM
Antoine M.

Very helpful framework presented for a very relevant topic

AF
Amy F.

excellent

JR
Joseph R.

The best CLE I've taken from Lawline. Substantive information I could actually use, and slides that supported the presentation.

RK
Richard K.

The instructors were EXCELLENT!!! They were very engaging and easy to understand. They presented complex material in an understandable format. I would HIGHLY recommend this program for any criminal law practitioner.

HH
Harrison H.

Extremely well done and informative.

LG
Lawrence G.

Good substantive content without getting too far down into the weds.

BB
Brandan B.

Matthew and Joshua were well prepared, had detailed slides that outlined the steps we should take in approaching the overlap of crime and immigration, and were great presenters. I wish we had more time!

SS
Steve S.

Strong presentation. Superior written materials.

JG
Jeffrey G.

these guys were good

Load More

$59

$ 59 Criminal Law, Immigration Law, and Public Interest Law In Stock

Accreditation

Get Unlimited Access to Lawline Courses

Unlimited CLE Subscription gives you access to take almost any course from our catalog and earn as much CLE credit as you need.