Common Immigration Concerns in Criminal Cases (10/22/2021)
Criminal cases can have a deep and profound impact on our communities. It is critical for communities, especially communities of color, and attorneys who serve them to understand the potential immigration challenges that may arise when fighting a criminal case. The CBA Criminal Law Committee and the Racial Justice Coalition of CBA's Young Lawyers Section present speakers Diana Rashid and David Faherty of the National Immigrant Justice Center to discuss common immigration consequences and concerns for criminal defense practitioners and those interested in the intersection between the criminal justice system and immigration process.
Diana Rashid is the managing attorney of NIJC’s Detention Project. She provides legal representation to detained immigrants in removal proceedings before the Immigration Court and the Board of Immigration Appeals. As part of NIJC’s Defender Initiative Program, Diana advises federal and state public defenders on the immigration consequences of criminal convictions. Diana holds a B.A. in economics and political science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and obtained her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. Diana is licensed to practice law in the state of Illinois.
David Faherty is a supervising attorney with NIJC's Detention Project. As part of NIJC’s Defender Initiative Program, Dave advises federal and state public defenders on the immigration consequences of criminal convictions. Dave previously worked as a staff attorney at the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Chicago Immigration Court. Dave graduated from Dartmouth College and the University of Maine School of Law, and is licensed to practice law in Illinois.
Morghan Gleason, Attorney at Law, Chair of the CBA Criminal Law Committee
Alana De Leon, Attorney at Law, member of the Racial Justice Coalition of CBA Young Lawyers Section
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