Sejal Zota was an immigration law specialist at the School of Government. Prior to this appointment, she was a public defender with the Bronx Defenders and a teaching fellow at the Immigrant Rights Clinic of the New York University (NYU) School of Law. At NYU, Ms. Zota co-taught a seminar and supervised litigation in federal and immigration courts. She was also a contributing author of A Judge’s Guide to Immigration Law in Criminal Proceedings, published by the American Bar Association in 2004. She earned a B.A. in economics and public policy studies from Duke University and a J.D. from NYU. After leaving the School in 2011, she because a staff attorney at the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild.
Using a step-by-step approach to the immigration consequences of a criminal conviction, Imimigration Consequences of a Criminal Conviction in North Carolina explains the different types of immigration status and the various criminal convictions that trigger removal (deportation) in light of a person’s immigration status. Included is a detailed chart of immigration consequences of various North Carolina offenses. This is the first edition of the manual.