Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity

Production Date: October 17, 2017 Practice Areas: Criminal Law, Immigration Law, and Public Interest Law Estimated Length: 3755 minutes


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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
Carla R.
Manhattan, NY

Fantastic overview of immigration consequences of criminal convictions

Cecil F.
Jersey City, NJ

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

Jason R.
Charlotte, NC


Antoine M.
frederick, MD

Very helpful framework presented for a very relevant topic

Amy F.
Buffalo, NY


Joseph R.
New City, NY

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

Richard K.
Cerritos, CA

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.

Harrison H.
Richmond, VA

Extremely well done and informative.

Lawrence G.
Martinsville, VA

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

Brandan B.
Minneapolis, MN

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!

Steve S.
Little Rock, AR

Strong presentation. Superior written materials.

Jeffrey G.
Richmond, VA

these guys were good