Category Archive: Immigration Law

Jan 15

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

rubio

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, …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.weismanlawyers.com/what-is-our-countrys-immigration-forecast-under-republican-presidential-candidates-rubio-cruz-and-trump/

Apr 07

Did You Take An Immigration Safe Plea?

images-2

            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 …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.weismanlawyers.com/did-you-take-an-immigration-safe-plea/

Feb 12

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

Green card

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 …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.weismanlawyers.com/can-an-lpr-erase-their-criminal-history-with-the-212h-waiver/

Feb 11

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

9th-Circuit-Court-of-Appeals

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 …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.weismanlawyers.com/can-an-overturned-conviction-be-used-as-evidence-for-immigration-court/

Jan 09

Would You Like To Erase Your Unlawful Presence?

immig6n-2-web

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 …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.weismanlawyers.com/would-you-like-to-erase-your-unlawful-presence/