WEBINAR: STRATEGIES FOR DEFENDING NONCITIZENS: ANALYZING SCOTUS IMMIGRATION CASES (REPEAT)
The Supreme Court has long recognized that deportation can have devastating consequences on a noncitizen including “result[ing] in poverty, persecution and even death.” Bridges v. Wixon, 326 U.S. 135, 164 (1945). In 2010, the Supreme Court held that the Sixth Amendment requires criminal defense counsel to competently advise a noncitizen about the risks of deportation/immigration consequences arising from a guilty plea. Padilla v. Kentucky, 559 U.S. 356 (2010). This term, the Supreme Court has examined immigration consequences of crimes in aggravated felony drug, arson and sex cases, as well as loss of citizenship in a criminal proceeding. This webinar will analyze recent Supreme Court decisions and provide strategies for defending noncitizens against criminal prosecutions in light of these new cases.
Ubong E. Akpan, Attorney Advisor, Defender Services Office Training Division