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Criminal Law: Unlawful Use of Identification Documents-Ineffective Assistance of Counsel-Failure to Advise of Immigration Consequences of Plea

Defendant, a citizen of Guatemala, pleaded guilty to unlawful use of identification documents after he used false Social Security and permanent-resident cards to complete an I-9 form. On appeal, defendant argued that his counsel was ineffective for failing to advise him of the immigration consequences of his plea. Where complexities of immigration law did not make ...