Helping Immigrant Clients with Proposition 47 and Other Post-Conviction Legal Options


Deportation is devastating for immigrant families and comes at a high cost for taxpayers as well. Education about available legal relief can help avoid this drastic outcome. In some cases, a minor change in a person’s criminal record can remove immigration consequences — eliminating it as a ground for deportation or helping the person become eligible to apply for immigration status or benefits. Proposition 47 is just one example of California laws that can affect someone’s immigration status and outcomes for certain, prior criminal convictions. This toolkit explains these opportunities further.