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March 2017 , Page 13 

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NACDL News: Groups Provide Critical Immigration Advisories for Defense Lawyers After the Administration’s 1/25/17 Executive Order

By Vanessa Antoun

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Both criminal defense and immigration groups have released critical practice advisories in response to the executive orders (EO) on immigration policy issued by the president on Jan. 25, 2017. The executive orders affect, among other areas, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) actions and priorities, including who ICE seeks to detain and deport. Thus, it is essential for defense lawyers to stay informed of all changes and how they are being implemented through consultation with immigration experts. Isaac Wheeler, immigration attorney at the Federal Defenders of New York, issued an advisory on the potential impact of the EO on noncitizen clients. Immigration organizations such as the Immigrant Defense Project likewise moved quickly to provide information for defense counsel via summaries for key practice developments. Defense lawyers with noncitizen clients will require more detailed information and expert advice specific to each case. Advocates can visit the NACDL Res
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