The attorney general announced two new immigration decisions under his “certification” power on Friday. The first decision established that two or more DUI convictions automatically disqualify an immigrant from having “good moral character.” Critics of this decision pointed out that the ruling does not take into account whether the conviction is a felony or misdemeanor, and when the conviction was received. The second decision decreases states’ ability to modify low-level crimes to avoid triggering immigration consequences. Modifications will now only apply to immigration proceedings if the modification was specifically because of a procedural error. 

– Weekly Immigration Briefing by Olivia Hester, Immigration Law Analyst at Docketwise

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