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  • 2nd Circuit Rules NY Felony Reckless Assault is a "Crime Involving Moral Turpitude" but Attempt is Not (NYSDA IDP)

  • A Quick Guide to Immigrant Eligibility for ACA and Key Federal Means-tested Programs (NILC)

  • ABA Criminal Justice Standards on Collateral Sanctions and Discretionary Disqualification of Convicted Persons

  • After Prison: Roadblocks to Reentry: A Report on State Legal Barriers Facing People with Criminal Records

  • BLURRING THE LINES: A Profile of State and Local Police Enforcement of Immigration Law Using the National Crime Information Center Database, 2002-2004

  • Consequences of Criminal Proceedings in New York State, April 2015 (The Bronx Defenders)

  • Defender Toolkit & Padilla Compliance Guide: Using Knowledge of “Enmeshed Penalties” (or Collateral Consequences) to Get Better Results in the Criminal Case (The Bronx Defenders)

  • Deportation 101: A Community Resource on Anti-Deportation Education and Organizing


  • Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project

  • Flyer: Immigrant Access to Public Benefits Hotline & Info

  • From “Collateral” to “Integral”: The Seismic Evolution of Padilla v. Kentucky and Its Impact on Penalties Beyond Deportation

  • Holistic Is Not a Bad Word: A Criminal Defense Attorney's Guide to Using Invisible Punishments As An Advocacy Strategy

  • How Can Criminal Convictions Affect My Immigration Status?

  • How To File a Petition for Review (AILF’s Legal Action Center)

  • Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions Checklist (Immigrant Defense Project)

  • Immigration Detention and Removal: A Guide for Detainees and Their Families (Legal Aid Society)

  • Introduction and Overview to Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

  • Know Your Rights in the Community: Protect Yourself From Immigration Raids (CASA of Maryland)

  • New York City New Detainer Discretion Law Chart and Practice Advisory

  • NYC Civil Court Name Change Order Form (Urban Justice Center, 2005)

  • Obtaining a Drivers License in New York State (NELP, 2005)

  • Open Letter from the NuLeadership Policy Group

  • Padilla Checklist for Judges: Proper Consideration of “Enmeshed Penalties” (or Collateral Consequences) in a Criminal Case (The Bronx Defenders - Updated December 2010)

  • Practical Tips to Avoid Aggravated Felonies (The Bronx Defenders)

  • Practice Tip: US Supreme Court Grants Cert on Whether a State Drug Possession Offense Constitutes a "Drug Trafficking" "Aggravated Felony” (NYSDA Immigrant Defense Project )

  • Pro Se Advisory for Immigrants with Multiple Drug Possession Convictions: Instructions for Challenging Whether You Have Been Convicted of an Aggravated Felony (Immigrant Defense Project)

  • Quick Reference Chart for Determining Key Immigration Consequences of Common New York Offenses (Immigrant Defense Project)

  • Sample brief in support of finding that respondent’s alleged subsequent drug possession offense is not an aggravated felony (Immigrant Defense Project, New York State Defenders Association)

  • Sample letter: immigrant eligibility for public benefits

  • Sample letter: public benefit eligibility for immigrant with child under VAWA

  • Seeking Post-Conviction Relief Under Padilla v. Kentucky After Chaidez v. U.S.

  • So, You Want to Change Your Name (The Door Legal Services, 2000)

  • The Immigration Consequences of Deferred Adjudication Programs in New York City (Association of the Bar of the City of New York - Committee on Criminal Justice Operations)

  • Tips on How to Work with an Immigration Lawyer to Best Protect Your Noncitizen Defendant Client (Immigrant Defense Project, New York State Defenders Association)

  • Training Manual: Obtaining New and Replacement Documents (The Door Legal Services / Chadbourne & Parke LLP, 2005)

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