AB60 and Driver Licenses for Undocumented Persons I've written on this topic to some of you in advice I've given, but thought I would attach the following Q&A about driver's licenses for the undocumented. AB 60 has been codified, principally in VC section 12801.9 (other sections have...
DAPA - Padilla Case Padilla and other cases on point do not require us to advise regarding immigration consequences alone: case law requires we do what we can to assist the noncitizen client avoid detrimental immigration consequences of a criminal conviction. For persons who may qualify...
DACA and DAPA Eligibility For persons who might have been eligible for DACA in the past, the guidelines clearly stated that a misdemeanor with a sentence "in excess of 90 days" qualified as a "significant misdemeanor" and a bar to DACA relief. The new enforcement memo from DHS doesn't...
Penal Code Section 18.5 Application for Misdemeanant Non-Citizen Clients, and Prop 47 Briefly Penal Code section 18.5 is in effect as of January 1st. (Whether it's effect will be retroactive has been discussed extensively. I imagine there will be cases to be decided. Probably it...
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...
AB60 and Driver Licenses for Undocumented PersonsFriday, 16 January 2015 00:24
DAPA - Padilla Case & DAPA Likely SceneriosFriday, 16 January 2015 00:19
DACA and DAPA EligibilityFriday, 16 January 2015 00:12
PC18.5 Application for Misdemeanant Non-citizensFriday, 16 January 2015 00:10
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
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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