Daniel Shanfield’s Guides

Daniel Shanfield

San Jose Immigration Attorney.

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  1. Immigration Guide: Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude, Inadmissibility, and Categorical Analysis (3)

    Written by attorney Daniel Shanfield, about 1 year ago.

    A trio of recent federal court decisions has repudiated the three-step Silva-Trevino CIMT analysis and given new hope to non-citizens burdened with convictions for crimes involving moral turpitude.[19] The first case, Olivas-Motta, decided by the Ninth Circuit on May 17, 2013, r...

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  2. Immigration Guide: Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude, Inadmissibility, and Categorical Analysis (2)

    Written by attorney Daniel Shanfield, about 1 year ago.

    Of course, just what constitutes a CIMT has been a source of controversy. Equally controversial has been what evidence may be considered in establishing that a non-citizens conviction qualifies as a crime involving moral turpitude, particularly where the criminal statute does no...

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  3. Immigration Guide: Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude, Inadmissibility, and Categorical Analysis (1)

    Written by attorney Daniel Shanfield, about 1 year ago.

    Section 212(a)(2)(A)(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act renders inadmissible any non-citizen convicted, or who admits committing, or who admits committing the essential elements of, a crime involving moral turpitude (CIMT). A key exception to this rule exists however wher...

  4. Applying for US citizenship with a Criminal Record

    Written by attorney Daniel Shanfield, over 2 years ago.

    Applying for US citizenship with a criminal record One area where our firm has helped manyclients is in getting US citizenship for immigrants with criminal records. if youve ever been arrested for any reason, you must consult with an experienced immigration lawyer before apply...

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  5. Your Papers Please: DUI Checkpoints, Auto Impounds, and the Undocumented Immigrant Driver

    Written by attorney Daniel Shanfield, almost 4 years ago.

    California law enforcement officials declared 2010 the "Year of the DUI Checkpoint". A report by Pulitzer Prize winning Journalist Ryan Gabrielson of the UC Berkeley Investigative Reporting Program revealed how California law enforcement is disproportionately targeting Latino imm...

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  6. Returning Immigrant Residents with Prior Crimes: Avoiding Traps and Pitfalls

    Written by attorney Daniel Shanfield, almost 4 years ago.

    A client of ours, a resident of California's Central Valley and 19 year U.S. legal permanent resident (LPR), was returning home via Phoenix International Airport after attending his father's funeral in Mexico. At the Phoenix airport, Customs Border Protection discovered that h...

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  7. How to Survive Your Green Card Marriage Interview

    Written by attorney Daniel Shanfield, about 5 years ago.

    Approach is Everything The approach you take to the interview is critical. The immigration officer knows nothing about you or your marriage. Accordingly, your task is to *educate* the officer about

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