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City Bar Association’s Report Critical of Law

Many legal immigrants take plea settlements without realizing accepting certain sentences for even seemingly minor crimes could get them deported … The Association of the Bar of the City of New York criticized the law in a report last spring. “Without a warning, many non-citizen defendants plead guilty to lesser New York offenses unaware of these potential immigration consequences,” the report found … “The interests of justice require a warning mechanism that puts the non-citizen defendant on notice, so that he may make an informed choice as to whether, and to what, to plead guilty.”


The New York Sun
November 16, 2004