Criminal Defense of Immigrants
§ 15.42 A. Criminal Defense Attorney Summary
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A finding of juvenile delinquency will generally not affect a noncitizen’s immigration status, trigger removal, or disqualify a noncitizen from relief. See § 12.2, supra. This is not always true, however, such as where the ground of removal is based on conduct, rather than a conviction. See § § 12.4-12.24, supra. In rare cases, a finding of juvenile delinquency may disqualify a noncitizen from relief from removal.
As with adult clients, defense counsel may have issues relating to immigration detention pending removal, and may need to ask the DHS to allow a juvenile court to obtain jurisdiction over a juvenile client.
 See, e.g., § § 24.8, 24.26, infra.
 See § 15.45, infra. See also Chapter 6, supra.
 See § 24.30, infra.