Immigration Resource Toolkit

The immigration consequences of a criminal conviction can have devastating consequences to an individual. In Kentucky v. Padilla, 559 U.S. 356 (2010), the United States Supreme Court mandated that criminal defense attorneys must advise non-citizen clients about the deportation risks of a guilty plea. As a result of Padilla, public defenders and immigration advocacy groups are providing information on community resources available to address immigration issues. You can find some helpful videos that may answer your questions here. If you are an immigrant, you may find the following documents helpful.