Criminal Defense of Immigrants


§ 5.24 3. Eligibility for Relief

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If a disposition in a criminal case creates a ground of deportation or inadmissibility, counsel should seek a form of relief in immigration court capable of eliminating this problem for which the client is eligible and which the client has a reasonable chance of obtaining.  Frequently, it will be necessary to enlist the assistance of immigration counsel in this effort.  An overview of the different forms of relief in immigration court is found in Chapter 24, infra.