Sorry for my absence over the last couple of weeks. I have had a packed trial schedule that has kept me away from the blog. The good news is that in my absence my office was able to save the Green Card of a long time permanent resident through cancellation of removal, prevent the imminent deportation of the father of two United States citizens (he was literally being flown back to Mexico when the decision was rendered), and terminate deportation proceedings on behalf of a mother of four United States children.

But back to the subject of this blog.

Professor Christopher N. Lasch has written a fantastic analysis on CrimImmigration.com reviewing last week's Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision where it has decided to "continue to part ways" with the Supreme Court on the retroactive application of Padilla v Kentucky​.

Check it out
. It is well worth the read.