New York High Court Protects Right of Immigrants to Appeal NY Criminal Convictions

In an important victory for the rights of immigrants convicted of crimes, on October 25, 2011, New York’s highest court held in a pair of cases that the intermediate appeals courts abuse their discretion when they dismiss the criminal appeals of defendants who have been involuntarily deported. In both People v. Ventura and People v. Gardner, Nos. 11-160, 11-161 (N.Y. Oct. … Read more »

U.S. Supreme Court Protects Rights of Immigrants to Apply for Relief from Deportation

On December 12, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an important decision protecting the rights of immigrants convicted of long ago crimes to apply for relief from deportation. In Judulang v. Holder, No. 10-694, the Supreme Court unanimously held that the government’s policy for deciding when lawful permanent resident immigrants may apply for relief from deportation for pre-1996 guilty plea convictions … Read more »

Law and Disorder: Benefit Performance by Labe Richman March 29

Please Join Us for A Performance and Party to Benefit the Immigrant Defense Project (IDP) IDP & the Law Office of Labe M. Richman PRESENT LAW AND DISORDER My Courthouse Stories Written and Performed by Labe M. Richman MARCH 29, 2012 Open bar and Food begins at 6:15 p.m. Performance at 7:15 p.m. JUDSON MEMORIAL CHURCH 55 WASHINGTON SQUARE SOUTH … Read more »