Immigration and DWIs
Immigration and criminal law (aka “Crimmigration”) often mix. Nowadays, this is especially true.
An immigration ruling from Attorney General William Barr noted that a noncitizen with 2 or more DWIs, despite any rehabilitation efforts (treatment, AA, ect.), is presumed to lack “good moral character.” Attorney General William Barr’s opinion can be read here: https://www.justice.gov/eoir/page/file/1213196/download
What does this mean? A lack of “good moral character” for a noncitizen can:
- Prevent them from becoming a citizen;
- Prevent them from returning to this country;
- Make them deportable; and
- Prevent them from getting all sorts of immigration relief from deportation (Cancellation of Removal, Violence Against Women Act, ect.).
At Martine Law, we concentrate on Crimmigration, especially DWIs. If you, a loved one or friend are a noncitizen and have been charged with a crime and/or facing immigration issues, please contact Martine Law PLLC for a consultation at (612) 208-8076.