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From Scott Bratton

Strickland v. Washington, 466 U.S. 668 (1984)(ineffective assistance of counsel standard for criminal cases)

Hill v. Lockhart, 474 U.S. 52 (1985)(prejudice showing for ineffective assistance of counsel claims involving a guilty plea)

U.S. v. Chaidez, 730 F.Supp.2d 896 (N.D.Ill. 2010)(Padilla applies retroactively)

People v. Garcia, 907 N.Y.S.2d 398 (2010)(prejudice standard can be met in a Padilla claim even where a trial court informed the defendant he may be deported)

United States v. Bonilla, 2011 WL 833293 (9th Cir. Mar. 11, 2011)(allowing a pre-sentence motion to withdraw plea under Padilla)

2011 WL 833293

U.S. v. Chaidez

730 F.Supp.2d 896

From Wayne Benos

INA 101(a)(48)(A) and it is

The term "conviction" means, with respect to an alien, a formal judgment of guilt of the alien entered by a court or, if adjudication of guilt has been withheld, where

(i) a judge or jury has found the alien guilty or the alien has entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere or has admitted sufficient facts to warrant a finding of guilt, and

(ii) the judge has ordered some form of punishment, penalty, or restraint on the alien's liberty to be imposed.

The citations that I used today:
1) a definition of Moral Turpitude: Jordan v DeGeorge, 341 U.S. 223 (1951);
2) Determination whether conviction is for a Crime Involving Moral Turpitude: Matter of Silva-Trevino, 24 I&N Dec. 687 (A.G. 2008);
3) Criminal Deportation sections of INA: INA Section 237(a)(I)(A)
4) Criminal Exclusion sections of INA: INA 212(a)(2)
5) Juvenile & Petty Crime exceptions: INA 212(a)(2)(A)(ii)
6) Waiver of Inadmissibility for Crimes: INA Section 212(h)

From Nadeen Aljijakli

Aggravated Felonies and Limitations on Relief

    212(h) waiver available to certain lawful permanent residents with aggravated felony convictions
  • Martinez v. Mukasey, 519 F.3d 532 (5th Cir. 2008)
  • Sum v. Holder, 602 F.3d 1092 (9th Cir. 2010)
  • Lanier v. United States AG, __ F.3d __, 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 2317 (11th Cir. Feb. 4, 2011)
    Recent U.S. Supreme Court Cases
  • Nijhawan v. Holder, 129 S. Ct. 2294 (2009)
  • Carachuri-Rosendo v. Holder, 130 S. Ct. 2577 (2010)
    Recent Board of Immigration Appeals Cases
  • Matter of Sanchez-Cornejo, 25 I&N Dec. 273 (BIA 2010)
  • Matter of Gruenangerl, 25 I&N Dec. 351 (BIA 2010)
  • Matter of Richardson, 25 I&N Dec. 226 (BIA 2010)