Criminal Defense of Immigrants


§ 10.29 6. Persecution and Torture of Client if Deported

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                     Many immigrants flee persecution and torture by coming to the United States.  They may apply for various forms of immigration relief, and obtain lawful status here, by establishing in immigration court and before immigration agencies that these threats to their wellbeing will occur if they are deported. These facts can constitute mitigating circumstances that can motivate a criminal prosecutor or court to impose a non-deportable sentence.  See § 3.61, supra.