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What Is Post-Conviction Relief for Immigrants?
What Is Post-Conviction Relief for Immigrants?
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If you have been convicted of a crime, there are steps you can take to appeal your conviction (have the decision reversed) or to obtain post-conviction relief.

 

Post-conviction relief isn’t a substitute for a direct appeal. But in the event that a direct appeal is unavailable, post-conviction relief could potentially take the form of release, a new trial, modification of your sentence, and any other relief that is deemed proper and just. Additionally, the court can also make


Supreme Court Rules No Deportation for Drugs Hidden in Socks
Supreme Court Rules No Deportation for Drugs Hidden in Socks
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On June 1, 2015, in Mellouli v. Lynch, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that a non-citizen who was convicted of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia could not be deported for that offense. Mr. Mellouli was a lawful permanent resident (commonly referred to as a “green card holder”) living in Kansas. He was stopped by police in 2010 for a traffic-related offense. A search at the jail discovered four pills in Mr. Mellouli’s sock. The pills were never identified in


I-601A Waiver: Important Updates
I-601A Waiver: Important Updates
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The provisional unlawful presence waiver process allows immediate relatives of U.S. citizens (spouses, children, or parents) who are currently residing in the United States to apply for a provisional waiver while in the United States, provided they meet all eligibility requirements outlined in the regulations and warrant a favorable exercise of discretion. The law provides that USCIS can deny an I-601A waiver application if USCIS has reason to believe that the individual is subject to another ground of inadmissibility,


Can Justin Bieber Be Deported?
Can Justin Bieber Be Deported?
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Teen pop star Justin Bieber made headlines recently for some questionable behavior. The 19-year-old musician was arrested on January 23, 2014 for allegedly driving under the influence (DUI), posession of illegal narcotics, and drag racing in Florida. Scores of Bieber’s fan – known as “Beliebers” – pose the question of whether the Canadian entertainer can legally be deported from the United States now that charges have been lodged against him.  Let’s discuss.

 

What Is Deportation?

“Deportation” is the


What You Should Know About the Minnesota Dream Act
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t’s no secret that college is expensive.  For students faced with out-of-state tuition, it’s too expensive. What if you have lived in a state for many years and are still billed the out-of-state price? That’s something young students who are also undocumented immigrants face all over the country. A new Minnesota law however, has changed that.

 

Before the Dream Act, undocumented students had to pay out-of-state tuition no matter how long they had lived in the state. So if


White House Announces Initiatives for Streamlining Legal Immigration
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The White House recently announced and reiterated their initiatives for streamlining the process for legal immigration and assisting those who wish to immigrate to America.

 

The U.S. Administration has been vocal in its efforts to promote legal citizenship and to encourage newcomers to fully integrate to their new communities. Recognizing the past contributions of those immigrants that have come to America, the U.S. Administration is eager to promote programs that will assist immigrants in becoming citizens legally and


Attorney Katie DeGrio Channing Talks Immigration with WCCO News in Minneapolis
Attorney Katie DeGrio Channing Talks Immigration with WCCO News in Minneapolis
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On January 29, 2013, immigration attorney Katie DeGrio Channing discussed U.S. Immigration Law with Jason DeRusha from WCCO News in Minneapolis, Minnesota. With Presdient Obama recently announcing a push for immigration reform, there may be new opportunities for hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants to obtain lawful and permanent status in the United States. Ms. Channing discussed how to obtain a permanent resident status, also known as having a “green card.”

 

If you have any immigration concerns and wish


MINNEAPOLIS & ST. PAUL CRIMINAL DEFENSE & DWI LAW FIRM SERVING

 

With offices in Minneapolis and Stillwater, Minnesota, Keyser Law, P.A. handles cases throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area including:

 

HENNEPIN COUNTY

 

Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, Chanhassen, Corcoran, Crystal, Dayton, Deephaven, Eden Prairie, Edina, Excelsior, Golden Valley, Greenfield, Greenwood, Hanover, Hopkins, Independence, Long Lake, Loretto, Maple Grove, Maple Plain, Medicine Lake, Medina, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Minnetrista, Mound, New Hope, Orono, Osseo, Plymouth, Richfield, Robbinsdale, Rockford, Rogers, Shorewood, Spring Park, St. Anthony Village, St. Bonifacius, St. Louis Park, Wayzata, Woodland and Hassan Township.

WASHINGTON COUNTY

 

Afton, Bayport, Birchwood Village, Cottage Grove, Dellwood, Forest Lake, Grant, Hugo, Lake Elmo, Lake St. Croix Beach, Lakeland Shores, Lakeland, Landfall, Mahtomedi, Marine on St. Croix, Newport, Oak Park Heights, Oakdale, Pine Springs, Scandia, St. Marys Point, St. Paul Park, Stillwater, Willernie, White Bear Lake, Woodbury, Baytown, Denmark, Grey Cloud Island, May, West Lakeland, Garen and Point Douglas.

RAMSEY COUNTY

Arden Hills, Blaine, Falcon Heights, Gem Lake, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, North St. Paul, Roseville, Shoreview, St. Anthony, St. Paul, Spring Lake Park, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake and White Bear Lake Township.

ANOKA COUNTY

Andover, Anoka, Bethel, Blaine, Centerville, Circle Pines, Columbia Heights, Columbus, Coon Rapids, East Bethel, Fridley, Ham Lake, Hilltop, Lexington, Lino Lakes, Nowthen, Oak Grove, Ramsey and St. Francis.

DAKOTA COUNTY

Apple Valley, Burnsville, Coates, Eagan, Farmington, Hampton, Hastings, Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville, Lilydale, Mendota, Mendota Heights, Miesville, New Trier, Northfield, Randolph, Rosemount, South St. Paul, Sunfish Lake, Vermillion and West St. Paul.

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