Karaweisman

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Name: Kara Weisman
Date registered: December 5, 2012

Latest posts

  1. What Is Our Country’s Immigration Forecast under Republican Presidential Candidates: Rubio, Cruz and Trump? — January 15, 2016
  2. Did You Take An Immigration Safe Plea? — April 7, 2014
  3. Can an LPR erase their criminal history with the 212(h) waiver? — February 12, 2014
  4. Can an overturned conviction be used as evidence for Immigration Court? — February 11, 2014
  5. Does the Trust Act Actually Protect the Detained? — February 11, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Immigration Detainers Are Mere Requests, Not Commands — 3 comments
  2. Are You A Non-Citizen Who Has Been Arrested? — 2 comments
  3. Would You Like To Erase Your Unlawful Presence? — 2 comments
  4. Are You A Former Felon In Need of Immigration Relief? — 2 comments
  5. Rihanna Calls The Police On Unwanted Visitor — 1 comment

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Jan 15

What Is Our Country’s Immigration Forecast under Republican Presidential Candidates: Rubio, Cruz and Trump?

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During Tuesday night’s debate, the most vociferous of the Republican presidential candidates on the issue of immigration were Senator Rubio, Senator Cruz, and Trump.  This was not surprising considering the recent national debate over admitting Syrian refugees, as well as the rising national threat posed by ISIS.   At first glance it seems the three candidates, …

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Apr 07

Did You Take An Immigration Safe Plea?

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            If you were in criminal court between March 31, 2010 and December 1, 2013, it is highly likely that your plea in criminal court is not safe from immigration consequences and you may have the right to challenge it.  This is because the burden to inform the defendant of …

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Feb 12

Can an LPR erase their criminal history with the 212(h) waiver?

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A 212(h) waiver can be a powerful tool used in your immigration case to help you stay or enter the United States.  After all, it can erase your crime involving moral turpitude (“CIMT”), multiple criminal convictions, prostitution and commercial vice offense, and simple possession of 30 grams or less of marijuana.  Oddly enough, this remedy …

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Feb 11

Can an overturned conviction be used as evidence for Immigration Court?

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Let’s suppose you are in Mr. Chavez-Reyes’ shoes: Non-citizen/immigrant You are unlawfully stopped by police Charged with a federal crime, Pressured to plead to the crime to avoid a higher sentence that could be imposed at trial, and Find out from a new attorney that you were in fact unlawfully stopped; Appeal your conviction; You win …

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Feb 11

Does the Trust Act Actually Protect the Detained?

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Yes, the new law is already protecting immigrants who are suspects of crimes.  I recently had the pleasure of seeing the act in action this past week with my own client.  We anticipated that the Sheriffs of San Mateo Maguire Jail would transfer my client to immigration custody since had an immigration hold.  This was …

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Mar 19

Is Blade Runner’s killing lawful or unlawful?

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Oscar Pistorius, the South African Paralympic and Olympic sprinter, is being accused by prosecutors of premeditated murder of a model name Reeva Steencamp.  His defense?  Mr. Pistorius did not intend to kill his girlfriend; rather, he thought there was an intruder. For a case that has just began, I am surprised by how much evidence …

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Feb 28

What does a dismissal mean for you?

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Today I had the good fortune to hear the Judge tell my client the good news- that her case was dismissed!  My client was facing felony charges for auto-theft and receiving stolen property.  The dismissal was due to a motion by the District Attorney (“D.A.”), which means the D.A. was admitting to the Court that …

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Jan 22

Are You A Former Felon In Need of Immigration Relief?

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Depending on the type of felony and your record of conviction, you may be eligible for immigration relief.  In other words, just because you have one or more felonies on your record, you are not automatically barred from immigration relief. Meet Mr. Tapia-Cruz, a native and citizen of Mexico and a lawful permanent resident (“LPR”) of …

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Jan 09

Would You Like To Erase Your Unlawful Presence?

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There is good news for you if: You are at least 17 years old, Physically present in the US, Entered the U.S. illegally (ie: without being questioned at border, with coyote, by river), Have a U.S. citizen spouse or parent, Your departure from U.S. would case extreme hardship to your spouse or parent, and Unlawful presence is …

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Dec 30

Are You A Non-Citizen Who Has Been Arrested?

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If so, you may be interested to find out how you will be affected under the new policy just put into place by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) on December 21, 2012. YOU WILL NOT be transferred from local police custody to federal immigration custody if you do not have a prior felony or misdemeanor …

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