Criminal Defense of Immigrants


§ 10.5 B. Immigration-Related Goals of Sentence

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In attempting to minimize the collateral immigration consequences of a particular sentence, defense counsel will recognize four subsidiary goals:


1.             Avoid Immigration Detention.  See Chapter 6, supra.

2.             Avoid Deportation.  See Chapters 5, supra, and 17, infra.

3.             Avoid Inadmissibility.  See Chapters 5, supra, and 18, infra.

4.             Preserve Eligibility for Relief.  See Chapters 5, supra, and 24, infra.



Seventh Circuit

United States v. Zamudio, 718 F.3d 989 (7th Cir. Jun. 4, 2013) (without imposing supervised release, criminal judge may not impose immigration-related conditions such as requiring defendant to report to ICE or to remain outside the United States if removed).