Immigration Law, Criminal Law

“Crimmigration” The Intersection of Criminal and Immigration 101


In a global economy, the practice of law challenges us to competently represent foreign nationals. Criminal attorneys are increasingly faced with issues dealing with the intersection of criminal law and immigration law. This two-part series will survey basic and complex issues every criminal lawyer must understand to adequately assist non-citizen clients. Due to the complexity of the issues, the presenters urge that both parts be taken.

Topics Include:

  • The Court’s Duty under Rule 11
  • Padilla v. Kentucky
  • Inadmissibility and Removability
  • Immigration Consequences of selected Tennessee crimes
  • Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude
  • Aggravated Felony
  • When Misdemeanors Cause Loss of Status
  • “Deportation-safe” plea agreements

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The materials should have provided the citations to the cases cited as will as the U.S. Code.

Judge informing client's of immigration status is not enough.

I hope the next part of the program will fill in the blanks left by this part.

They seemed to spend a lot of time discussing questions, but not providing many answers.


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Course Information Webcast - Archived Video Highlights
  • Discount for Immigration Section Members
  • Dual PowerPoint and video presentation
  • Viewable on desktop, iPad, and mobile
  • Flexible to your schedule
Course Credits Dual Credits: 0.00
General Credits: 1.00
Total Credits: 1

This program will be filed for Tennessee CLE credit. Please email a request to for Georgia and Mississippi CLE credit.