Immigration Justice Campaign is an initiative of American Immigration Council, American Immigration Lawyers Association.

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The Impact of Crimes on Immigration Status

Immigration Justice Campaign

July 2023 - Even minor criminal activity can have devastating consequences for non-citizens. Minor offenses with relatively light sentences can lead to detention, deportation and separation from one’s family and community. For many of these people, access to counsel can make all the difference in the world; people in detention are ten times more likely to win their cases when they are represented. Join the Immigration Justice Campaign staff for a non-technical discussion of how criminal history can affect immigration status, and of the practicalities of representing non-citizens with criminal histories.