Immigration Resources

Practice Advisories and Other Resources 

Note: These advisories are intended to serve as a quick-reference guide for criminal defense attorneys representing noncitizens in criminal matters. Whenever possible, defenders are advised to consult specifically with WDA’s Immigration Project on individual cases.

Immigration attorneys/representatives are encouraged to contact us regarding possible legal arguments to challenge a charge of removal or other consequence in an immigration matter. Our advisories for defense attorneys present the worst possible outcomes, and there may be valid arguments that a certain crime does not meet the federal generic ground alleged by DHS even though we state that there is a risk that DHS will charge it or a judge will sustain it. When in doubt, don’t concede!


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