Monthly Archives: May 2018

Aggravated felonies can mislead to disaster

If you or a loved is not a U.S. citizen and gets in trouble, before pleading guilty to a lesser charge, make sure you consult with your immigration attorney. Aggravated felonies are the biggest concern to non-citizens facing criminal issues, but there are many misconceptions. Defendants and defense attorneys can be confused about this. Aggravated […]

Back to School: What immigrant children, their families, and guidance counselors need to know.

Summer is coming to an end, and stores are crowded with children and their parents rushing to check off each item on their back to school lists. Teachers are buying essential items and preparing their classrooms while school administrators are awaiting the arrivals of returning and new students. For immigrant children, there are special issues […]

Silva-Trevino is dead; a win for immigration law.

On Friday, Attorney General Eric Holder vacated a hotly contested 2008 holding issued by AG Mukasey. Matter of Silva-Trevino, A013-014-303 (A.G. April 10, 2015). AG Mukasey established a three part framework to evaluate whether a crime was a crime involving moral turpitude (CIMT). Matter of Silva-Trevino, 24 I&N Dec. 687 (A.G. 2008). Moral turpitude is […]