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  • Good Moral Character in the Immigration Context

    … crime > Good Moral Character in the Immigration Context As a Miami immigration lawyer, I always remind my clients that every time that you apply for an immigration benefit, the government will consider your moral character. In some cases, you are required to show “good moral character” as an explicit part of the application. Below…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 11 readers -
  • What to Expect at Immigration Detention

    … As a Miami immigration lawyer, I have represented many clients who have been/are currently in an immigration detention facility. Many undocumented immigrants live with the fear that one day they may be caught and held by immigration authorities (most likely, the agency called Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE). Below are some…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 12 readers -
  • Immigration Consequences of Your DUI/DWI

    … or conviction usually depend on specific facts of the crime, the client’s prior violations (if any), and where the client is in the immigration process. If you have any questions in regard to this, you may want to speak with a Miami immigration lawyer. What are the consequences of DUI/DWI convictions for individuals with a pending immigration…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 9 readers -
  • Defenses to Deportation After Being Convicted of a Felony

    … and are under threat of deportation, the first thing you’ll want to do is contact a Miami immigration lawyer to discuss your options. Cases involving aggravated felonies are often complex: You can ask your Miami immigration lawyer about whether the following forms of relief are open to your specific case: Withholding of removal, so long as the crime…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 16 readers -
  • Bond Hearings in Immigration Court

    … crime > Bond Hearings in Immigration Court As a Miami immigration lawyer, I have represented numerous clients who have been detained by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement). Being detained by U.S. immigration officers is a frightening experience for anyone. For these detained individuals, getting out of the detention facility…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 12 readers -
  • Basics on Waivers of Inadmissibility

    … convictions > Basics on Waivers of Inadmissibility As a Miami immigration lawyer, I have represented noncitizens who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for U.S. lawful permanent residence (a green card) who, must, as part of their applications, show that they are not inadmissible to the United States. Below are some frequently…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 18 readers -
  • Pleading “Guilty” or “No Contest” as a Non-Citizen

    …. If this scenario applies to you, I would highly recommend that you speak with a Miami immigration lawyer to discuss your options. Do not make the mistake of making an uninformed decision that could land you in a bad situation. I have already made a plea bargain. What are my options? If you have already made a plea bargain and been convicted of a crime…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 13 readers -
  • Drunk Driving Can Lead To Professional Discipline

    … the Fourth of July holiday period in 2012, the rate of alcohol impairment among drivers involved in fatal crashes was almost 2.5 times higher at night than during the day. Today, drunk driving is one of the most avoidable crimes in America. Indeed, a report issued in January 2015 by Mothers Against Drunk Driving and Uber found that ride sharing…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 43 readers -
  • Returning to the U.S. After Being Deported

    … results, you should consider reporting that person for conducting immigration fraud. Remember: All immigration applications are discretionary. Each I-212 request is considered on its own merits. The immigration official handling your case will look at factors including but not limited to the following: Why you were deported How recently you were deported…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 13 readers -
  • Cancellation of Removal for Non-Permanent Residents

    … crime > Cancellation of Removal for Non-Permanent Residents As a Miami immigration lawyer, I have represented foreign-born clients who have been living in the United States without legal status for some time, and who have been placed in deportation (removal) proceedings. Being placed in deportation proceedings is obviously a stressful…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 11 readers -
  • About to Plead “Guilty” or “No Contest”? Beware

    … criminal conviction could result in a removal order (i.e. deportation) being issued against you in Immigration Court. But I have a green card! This means that I cannot be deported, right? Wrong. See above. I was arrested for a crime. The charges were dismissed. Will I be deported? If you were only arrested for a crime, but the charges were dismissed…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 19 readers -
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