Immigration Clinic: Crimes Project & Practice Advisories

The Immigration Clinic provides technical assistance and support to practitioners and advocates relating to the immigration consequences of crimes.

The Clinic has created Practice Advisories on the immigration consequences of select Florida crimes. These practice advisories supply general legal analyses and are not a substitute for independent legal advice supplied by a practitioner familiar with a client’s case. 

Practice Advisories

You can download a copy of the Practice Advisories below. Practice Advisories on additional Florida crimes will be posted in the future, including for Robbery, Sexual Assault, and Uttering a Forged Instrument. 

On March 4, 2021, the Supreme Court issued Pereida v. Wilkinson 141 S.Ct. 754 (2021), holding that when a non-citizen is convicted under a divisible statute and the record of conviction before the adjudicator does not establish whether or not the noncitizen was convicted of a disqualifying claim, the noncitizen cannot rely on the inconclusiveness of that record to establish eligibility for immigration relief. Rather, the non-citizen has the burden of proving the offense of conviction. Pereida may affect some of the advice provided in the practice advisories below. We will update the practice advisories as soon as we are able. For more on Pereida see National Immigration Project and Immigrant Defense Project Practice Alert.