Recent Developments with Cuba and US Relations The president's announcement about steps to be taken toward normalization of relations with Cuba, made yesterday, may be important to our clients in one important regard. Repatriation was not, to the best of my knowledge, mentioned,...
ICE Detainers, Immigration Enforcement, Obama's November Announcement Many in Congress are upset with Obama for his "gift" to some of the undocumented announced after the November elections. What is not making the headlines is the fact that he also upped the ante regarding immigration...
AB 60 - Driver License Implementation Assembly Bill (AB) 60 (Chapter 524: Statutes of 2013) requires the department to issue an original driver license to an applicant who is unable to submit satisfactory proof of legal presence in the United States. Driver license applicants under AB 60 must...
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
Recent Developments with Cuba and US RelationsThursday, 18 December 2014 00:01
ICE Detainers, Immigration Enforcement, Obama's November AnnouncementWednesday, 17 December 2014 23:57
AB 60 - Driver License ImplementationFriday, 12 December 2014 20:22
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
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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