SB 873 Signed Into Law - September 27, 2014 Governor Brown signed SB873 into law the 27th of this month. For the juvenile lawyers, it adds Code of Civil Procedure section 155 which will now permit juvenile, family law, probate, and other courts to make judicial determinations that would...
Aliens and Probation Violation If you have a noncitizen as a client and she is in VOP status, essential reading for handling the case includes the two attached cases, Leiva and Galvan. Be sure you are familiar with these two cases before advising an admission. While I'm on the...
California Drivers License Under AB60 Late last year the governor signed AB 60 into law, allowing the undocumented to obtain California driver's licenses. Various workshops have been conducted, and the state's first attempt at a form of DL was rejected by the feds. Just recently, the...
PC594 and PC186.22(d) - Crimes Involving Moral Turptitude On Friday, September 12th, 2014, a new case came down from the BIA (Board of Immigration Appeals) dealing with the PC594 and PC186.22(d) - crimes involving moral turpitude. The take away points...
People v. Palmer (2013) 58 Cal.4th 110 and Factual Basis People v. McGuire (1991) 1 Cal.App.4th 281, held that a bare stipulation by counsel for the parties was sufficient to establish a factual basis for a plea. ...
DUIs and Immigration Consequences As of January 1, 2014, our DUI statutes have been rewritten. My advice in the past has been to plead to DUI “alcohol” specifically, to avoid any conclusion by an immigration court or officer that the DUI was actually a “controlled substance”...
This is an MPI (Migration Policy Institute) paper discussing immigration trends from Mexico and Latin America to the United States since 1970, with a snapshot of such immigration in 2010. The article
Immigration Enforcement in the United States: The Rise of a Formidable Machinery. This study by MPI (Migration Policy Institute) looks at the web of immigration enforcement that has come into being, both by design and by accident, over a good number of years. We ask the question: how...
This is the form I-247, the document used to request persons be held by local enforcement until taken into custody by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement). It is referred to as an ICE detainer, and sometimes as an ICE hold, although that latter designation is inaccurate: it is not a...
This chart visualizes the relationship between refugee and aslylee status, and the processes involved. Think of it this way. Generally, people come to the United States and request asylum status. They request refugee status from their homeland. Asylum and Refugee Chart
SB 873 Signed Into Law - September 27, 2014Wednesday, 01 October 2014 17:15
Aliens and Probation ViolationsFriday, 26 September 2014 23:36
California Driver Licences Under AB60Friday, 26 September 2014 23:27
PC594 and PC186.22(d) - Crimes Involving Moral TurptitudeMonday, 15 September 2014 21:55
People v. Palmer (2013) - Factual BasisFriday, 08 August 2014 23:06
DUI's and Immigration ConsequencesFriday, 08 August 2014 22:37
Mexican and Central American Immigration in the United StatesWednesday, 03 April 2013 22:35
Immigration Enforcement in the United StatesWednesday, 03 April 2013 22:01
Form I-247: ICE DetainerFriday, 29 March 2013 19:56
Asylum and Refugee ChartThursday, 28 March 2013 17:42
Daniel G. DeGriselles, a deputy public defender, advises attorneys in the office on immigration consequences of criminal convictions, as well as other matters related to immigration law. His expertise continues to be an asset to his colleagues who seek his advice and expertise to benefit their clients.
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