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SKL-10252716: Immigration Law and Crimes

Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Time: 12:30 pm to 1:50 pm

Contact: Chrissy Brown · cecernig@loyno.edu · 861-5560

Location: College of Law, Broadway Campus

SKL-10252716: Immigration Law and Crimes

Tuesday and Thursday, October 25th and 27th (12:30p.m. to 1:50p.m.) (Room 111) 
This skills class is designed for students who are interested in pursuing careers in immigration law or as prosecutors or criminal defense counsel.

The intersection of immigration law and criminal law, sometimes called “crimmigration,” has become increasingly important in recent years.  Criminal antecedents can have a profound effect on an individual’s ability to seek employment or join family in the United States and on the individual’s ability to remain in the United States, even after having lived here for many years.  Following the Supreme Court’s decision in Padilla v. Kentucky, 559 U.S. 356 (2010), which held that failure to advise of the immigration consequences of a guilty plea constitutes ineffective assistance of counsel, possible immigration consequences are also a critical consideration for criminal defense counsel. Immigration consequences also affect prosecutors’ ability to negotiate plea bargains with immigrant defendants.  The advent of U visas for victims of crime and T visas for victims of human trafficking, and the requirement of cooperation with law enforcement to be eligible for those visas, have created additional links between immigration and criminal law.   

(*this course satisfies required course Cross-Cultural Competence and Interpersonal Skills)



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