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Habeas Ordered for Bad Immigration Advice (access required)

A defendant who pleaded guilty to trafficking in counterfeit goods based on his trial lawyer’s mistaken advice that he would not be guilty of an aggravated felony that made him automatically deportable to Jamaica, is entitled to habeas relief based on his lawyer’s Sixth Amendment violation of defendant’s right to constitutionally effective assistance of counsel; ...