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Monday, June 25 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Civil Rights & Immigration Section CLE

Topic: Impact of Sessions v. Dimaya: How to Best Represent Noncitizen Clients with certain criminal convictions
Speakers: Javier Maldonado, Stephanie R. Taylor

On April 17, 2018, in Sessions v. Dimaya, the U.S. Supreme Court considered the constitutionality of 18 U.S.C. §16(b), which defines a crime of violence and is cross-referenced in the Immigration and Nationality Act’s aggravated felony definition. For decades, the federal government has shifted the playing field for noncitizens in removal proceedings by invoking this amorphous and speculative statute, which was often applied unpredictably and unevenly to expand the aggravated felony “crime of violence” ground to preclude relief eligibility for many groups of noncitizens in the United States. The Court ruled that 18 U.S.C. §16(b) fails to meet the minimum test for fairness and due process under the law and is, therefore, unconstitutional. As a result, countless noncitizens who have been charged with crimes of violence have relief now available to them. This CLE will discuss how the Dimaya decision affects individuals charged with a crime of violence. It will include a discussion of how to best represent those clients who are currently in removal proceedings, as well as those who have been previously removed by the IJ or BIA under this section

1 hour partic. CLE

Cost: $15

Lunch and parking included.

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Location

Austin Bar Association – Seminar Room
816 Congress Ave., Suite 700
Austin, 78701
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Costs

Cost: $15

Lunch and parking included.

Credits

1 hour partic. CLE

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