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Ineffective assistance warrants habeas relief (access required)

Petitioner is entitled to have her plea-based petit larceny conviction vacated because counsel did not advise her of the consequences the plea could have on her immigration status. Facts Petitioner, born in El Salvador, became a lawful permanent United States resident in 2015. Her primary language is Spanish. She has an 8-year-old daughter. She was charged with ...