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Letter to DHS's Office of the Principal Legal Advisor

Public Comment/Letter
Issue area
Crimes/Post-Conviction Relief
Community Advocate
Published: Mar. 15, 2022

On March 15, 2022, the National Immigration Project joined the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) and American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) to express deep concern with increasing arguments by attorneys in the OPLA department that seek to undermine a California post-conviction law, California Penal Code 1473.7(a)(1)--a critical vehicle for remedying convictions that violated the legal rights guaranteed to people charged with criminal offenses.