Free Clinic by LI3 Board Member and Attorney Christine Swenson:

“What Happens When Criminal Law and Immigration Law Collide?”

Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Time: 6:00 to 8:30 pm

Place: Bethany Free Evangelical Church, 6240 S. Broadway, Littleton, 80121


In light of the push from Congress and President Obama for comprehensive immigration reform, the country is waiting and watching to see what happens next. But immigration reform is just a piece of the puzzle. Immigrants should be concerned with the interplay between criminal law and immigration law. What happens if an immigrant gets caught up in the criminal justice system? Whatever happens in a criminal case will very likely impact that person’s status and could lead to deportation. Learn about how these two areas of law are different and some basic concerns immigrants should be aware of before deciding to go without an attorney or entering a plea.