... a criminal defendant, court cannot treat defendant more harshly than any other citizen solely
due to his national origin or alien status, but that does not mean that court must close its eyes
to defendant's illegal alien status and disregard for the law, including immigration laws). ...
... Representation of "SG" in deportation proceeding. In 2008, SG attempted to reopen
an immigration case in which she had been represented by Respondent. ... The
immigration court entered an order deporting SG in absentia. ...
... OPINION. MAY, Judge. Jaime Bonilla pled guilty to theft in 2005, and in 2010 he sought and was
granted post-conviction relief on the ground his counsel was ineffective for failing to advise him
that his guilty plea might have immigration-related consequences. We reverse. ...
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