Sherry Levin Wallach, president of the New York State Bar Association, issued the following statement about final passage of the Court Notification Bill (A9877A/S2903), which requires defense counsel to warn immigrants taking a plea deal that they could face deportation or exclusion from citizenship.
Practice Area: Immigration Law
The New York State Bar Association strives to promote equal access to justice for all, and NYSBA members’ zealous advocacy for immigrants is one-way attorneys work to achieve that ideal. Shayna Kessler and Steve Yale-Loehr, co-chairs of NYSBA’s Immigration Representation Committee, focus on education and advocacy to improve the plight of immigrants. The committee hosted … Continued
New York State Bar Association President Scott M. Karson issued the following statement in response to reports that the parents of 545 migrant children separated at the southern U.S. border between 2017 and 2018 by the Trump administration cannot be located by federal authorities. “It is appalling that in the approximately two years since the … Continued