AILA Releases Sixth Edition of Text on Immigration and Crimes

Christopher Stender is an immigration attorney with over two decades of experience. Currently, he represents clients through his San Diego-based law firm. As a longtime immigration attorney, Christopher Stender also stays abreast of immigration-related updates disseminated by professional groups like the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

In a recent press release, the AILA announced the release of the sixth edition of its Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity: A Guide to Representing Foreign-Born Defendants. The text is designed as a resource for attorneys who wish to remain informed on the latest developments in criminal immigration law. Written by Mary E. Kramer, a criminal immigration law expert, the volume includes a comprehensive exploration of federal case law, as well as reader-friendly dialogue on the most significant matters associated with this complex sphere of law.

The newly issued sixth edition is updated with examinations of central precedent decisions in the areas of criminal law and immigration, including Descamps, Moncrieffe, Taylor, Johnson, and Apprendi. Featuring an updated layout, the text provides overviews of cases from start to finish, which facilitates the process of preparing pleas and other crucial documents.


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About Christopher Stender

After working for three years as Assistant Chief Counsel for the San Diego District of the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service, Christopher Stender launched a law partnership in 1993. Initially known as Stender & Larkin, the firm was renamed Stender & Associates, PC. Christopher Stender and his team of bilingual associates provide comprehensive immigration-related legal services, working with individuals held at Arizona’s detention centers and prisons in Eloy and Florence, as well as at California’s detention centers in El Centro, San Diego, and San Pedro. Christopher Stender assists in bond procurement and payment, visitation and hearing scheduling, and detainee transportation. He is known for taking tough cases, promoting novel legal theories, and getting positive results for his clients. He routinely appears before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as the First, Fifth, and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States. Prospective clients can read about the immigration process in both English and Spanish on his website. Christopher Stender spent his undergraduate years at the University of Würzburg, Germany, and the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. He earned his Juris Doctor in 1990 from the Syracuse University College of Law. An East Coast native who lived abroad for two years, Christopher Stender has traveled extensively throughout Europe. In addition to his native English, he speaks German and Spanish. He supports Grace Point Church, Homeless Outreach, Cesar Chavez Elementary School, Tijuana Schools Mission, and Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project. He lives with his wife and four children in San Diego.

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