- We have what might be our first guide on how to seek Padilla-based postconviction relief in the wake of Chaidez. This “advisory” was co-authored by the Immigrant Defense Project and the National Immigration Project and can be downloaded here. While the advisory is detailed and well-researched, it is still an advisory, and should not be a substitute for independent research and an individualized assessment of the case at issue.
- The Sentencing Law and Policy blog picked up on an interesting law review article entitled Deporting the Pardoned which discusses and criticizes the lack of deference given by immigration laws in the deportation context to individuals who have had their convictions pardoned. You can download the article here.
- The 11th Circuit today released its decision in the case of Chadrick Calvin Cole v. U.S. Attorney General, in which it held that a conviction under South Carolina’s Youthful Offender Act is a conviction for immigration/deportation purposes, even where the law gives the defendant the ability to expunge his conviction at some later date. You can download the decision here.
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