Articles

9th Circuit Court Links

Relief from Removal
Criminal Issues In Immigration Law

Mexico and Central America Country Conditions

An expert, Dr. Thomas Boerman, discusses the danger for returnees from the U.S. in Mexico and country conditions in Central America in his articles below. His CV is also attached.

July 2014
The New York Times: Remains Thought to be Those of American Missing in Mexico

June 2014
The New York Times: Mexico Soldiers Wage Bloody Battle With Gang

Post-Conviction Relief

"Post-Conviction Relief in the Defense of Immigrants" article by Brian Conry in which he anticipates the holding in Padilla v. Kentucky, 559 U.S. 356, 130 S. Ct. 1473, 176 L.Ed.2d 284 (2010) (Criminal defense counsel's failure to advise a client pre-plea of the clear immigration consequences of a criminal conviction is ineffectiveness as a matter of law) published in the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association magazine January 2001.

Post-Conviction Relief advisory re: Vega-Gonzalez v. State (2004), written by Brian Conry in 2004.

DV Assault Convictions and Immigration Consequences: November 2013

Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions

Potential Defenses to Deportation and Post Conviction Relief Caselaw (Caveat: an individualized assessment is necessary to advise any "alien" if "relief" from deportation might be available. This caselaw is not intended to be exhaustive or for any individual to rely on pro se if assessing potential defenses to deportability or the likelihood of prevailing on a post conviction matter).

Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions and Some Available Immigration Waivers: English language

Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions and Some Available Immigration Waivers: Spanish language

DV Assault Convictions and Immigration Consequences: November 2013