IMMIGRATION CONSEQUENCES IN CRIMINAL CASES IN 2017 -What Every Defense Attorney needs to know to protect his or her client and more.

Richmond County Bar Association sponsored CLE. Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Time: 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Place: Staten Island University Hospital Regina M. McGinn, MD Education Center 475 Seaview Avenue Staten Island, NY 10305 Moderator: Joseph G. Canepa, Esq. SPEAKERS: Genia Blaser, Esq., Immigrant Defense Project Maria Guastella, Esq. Matthew Santamauro, Esq. TOPICS: 1. “Immigration Consequences in Criminal Cases in 2017 – What Every Defense Attorney Needs to Know to Protect His or Her Client” 2. How to Try

Are Individuals who have been granted Deferred Action by the Department of Homeland Security Pursuant to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Process eligible to Join the U.S. Armed Forces?

The short answer is yes. Currently, the MAVNI program was reinstated on May 16, 2012 and there is a cap of only 1500 slots per year.  The MAVNI program has been extended until the end of Fiscal Year 2016. For more specific details see http://www.defense.gov/news/MAVNI-Fact-Sheet.pdf