NYPL 220.31 Is Not An Aggravated Felony

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NYPL 220.31 Is Not An Aggravated Felony

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NYC immigration lawyer: An aggravated felony is a term of art that caused many to be deported and forever barred to come back to the United States. It first was used by the Congress in 1988, and from that time on, the Immigration law in the United States was changed forever. One can see which crimes are included on the “aggravated felony” list here. A person may be convicted of an aggravated felony on a federal level or a state level. If a person has a State law conviction, however, it is not always clear whether he/she was in fact convicted of an aggravated felony or just a “bad” crime. A scrupulous legal analysis is needed to determine that issue. The lawyers take a conviction statute (its language) and analyze if the state law language matches the Federal law language. Such an analysis was performed in case of Habrin v. Sessions, (2nd Cir, June 21, 2017). The Federal Court for the 2nd Circuit determined that a conviction of sale of a controlled substance under NYPL 220.31 is not an aggravated felony. W...

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NYC immigration lawyer: On September 5, 2017, President Trump announced that DACA program will be ended unless Congress passes a permanent solution. DACA program allowed thousands of undocumented children who were brought into the United States without their consent to be protected from deportation. It also provided an ...

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Asylum: Family As A Social Group


NYC immigration lawyer: Claiming asylum based on persecution as a member of a particular family became more and more widespread in recent years. While the courts, attorneys and applicants keep struggling with the concept, here are some points that one may learn from the recent cases and how the higher, Federal courts con...

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Russian Applications For U.S. Asylum Skyrocket In 2015

Radio Free Europe / By Carl Schreck / November 04, 2015

City Bid for Immunity for Officers' Grand Jury Appearance Is Denied

John CaherNew / York Law Journal / 08-01-2012

A recent U.S. Supreme Court holding that grand jury witnesses are entitled to absolute immunity from a civil rights action will not shield a police officer accused of malicious prosecution where the officer initiated the case by signing a criminal complaint, a federal judge in Brooklyn has held.

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