Site Tools

Current Size: 100%

Report: Navigating the Complexities of Expunging Records for Immigrant Clients

Employment

Report: Navigating the Complexities of Expunging Records for Immigrant Clients

Date Posted: 
09/18/2017

Arrest and conviction records create barriers to employment, housing, and other basic needs and services. For immigrant clients, a record may be even more damaging, as it can lead to immigration detention, mandatory deportation, and permanent lifetime banishment.

Filing some types of record-clearing petitions on behalf of immigrant clients may pose immigration risks while providing limited benefits. Other record-clearing mechanisms can actually help clients obtain crucial immigration relief. This guide examines how advocates can assess the risks and rewards for non-citizens seeking to clear their records, and offers strategies for protecting these clients.

Dowload full report below.

Download Full Article: