Resources for Immigration Lawyers

New York State Data on Misdemeanor Arrests and Prosecutions

In response to a request for information filed by the Immigrant Defense Project (“IDP”), the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services has released data regarding arrests and prosecutions under ten misdemeanor provisions of the New York Penal Law (“NYPL”). The data set documents information regarding disposition, conviction, and sentence imposed for arrests under NYPL 120.00 (assault in the … Read more »

New York State Data on Child Endangerment Arrests and Prosecutions

In response to a request for information filed by the Immigrant Defense Project (“IDP”), the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services has released data regarding arrests and prosecutions under Section 260.10(1) of the New York Penal Law (“NYPL”), endangering the welfare of a child, a level-A misdemeanor. The data sets document arrests, dispositions, and sentences imposed; race of … Read more »

Representing Immigrant Defendants in New York, 5th Edition

Representing Immigrant Defendants in New York, 5th Edition Over 20 percent of New York State residents are foreign-born, according to the U.S. Census, and many are non-citizens who may be easily subject to detention and deportation for criminal convictions. Through a well-organized explanation and analysis of the relevant law – along with our renowned two-page “Immigration Consequences of Crimes Summary Checklist” … Read more »

Charts: State-Specific Immigration Consequences of Criminal Offenses

These charts list common criminal offenses, and whether they might trigger an immigration ground of removability (and thereby subject an immigrant to deportation): New York (Updated December 2020) Alabama (Updated March 2017) Arizona (Updated June 2016) California (Updated March 2019) Connecticut (Updated May 2017) Massachusetts (Updated May 2018) North Carolina (Updated 2017) Pennsylvania (Updated March 2019) Vermont

Chart: Sample Aggravated Felony Case Law Determinations

This chart is separated by capital letter category which relates to the relevant subsection of the statutory definition of “aggravated felony.” Within each letter category, the cases are grouped by jurisdiction beginning with the Supreme Court and the Board of Immigration Appeals and continuing through the Circuit Courts of Appeals and the Federal District Courts (and by reverse chronological order … Read more »

Checklist: Removal Defense in Criminal Charge Cases

This checklist summarizes defensive legal arguments and strategies that noncitizens and their legal representatives may pursue in removal proceedings involving crime-related charges. Download: Removal Defense Checklist in Criminal Charge Cases