§ 15.1 I. Substantive Immigration Introduction
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Sections 15.2-15.7, infra, present a brief introduction to the substantive aspects of immigration law directly related to criminal immigration issues, including key terminology, alienage, and choice of law. Many of the concepts introduced here are further discussed elsewhere in the book.
Chapter 16, infra, details how to analyze whether a given criminal disposition will cause deportation or inadmissibility under the various crime-related grounds of removal. Chapters 17 and 18 respectively address deportability and inadmissibility, including burdens of proof and grounds of deportation and inadmissibility not discussed elsewhere in this book. Chapter 19 discusses the aggravated felony ground of deportation in detail. Chapter 20 discusses crimes of moral turpitude, Chapter 21 discusses controlled substances, Chapter 22 discusses the domestic violence ground of deportation, and Chapter 23 discusses the firearms ground of deportation. Chapter 24 presents an overview of the types of relief available in immigration court that may be used to avoid removal on the basis of a criminal offense.
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Padilla v. Kentucky, 130 S. Ct. 1473, 1483 (2010); Biwot v. Gonzales, 403 F.3d 1094, 1098 (9th Cir. 2005); see also Laura Sullivan, Enforcing Nonenforcement: Countering the Threat Posed to Sanctuary Laws by the Inclusion of Immigration Records in the National Crime Information Center Database, 97 CAL. L. REV. 567, 571 (2009) (describing the increased complexity of immigration law since the 1970s).
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