Attorney Yovanna Vargas Published in the Dallas Bar Association’s Headnotes

Non-citizens who are convicted of “particularly serious” crimes cannot receive asylum or a withholding of removal. In 2014, the Department of Justice ruled that this standard applied, even if the defendant had a legitimate mental health plea. The DOJ reversed that decision in 2022. Now, the court may consider a defendant’s mental health, and its biggest concern should be whether the defendant poses a danger to the community.

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