Mary E. Kramer in the Media

Speaking Engagements

Ms. Kramer speaks on various topics in immigration law.

Upcoming speaking engagements
  • June 2024
    American Immigration Lawyers National Conference, Chicago - Crimmigration: when the mens rea is Recklessness
  • April 2024
    Catholic Legal Services Continuing Legal Education Program, Miami - Cutting Edge Crimes and Immigration
  • April 2024
    Web Seminar, American Immigration Lawyers Association - Marijuana-Related Deportability and Inadmissibility issues
Recent speaking engagements
  • February 2024
    South Florida Chapter, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Miami - Working with Domestic and International Criminal Accusations and Offenses
  • September 2023
    American Immigration Lawyers Association Fall Conference, Phoenix - The Categorical Approach in the Fourth, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits
  • June 2023
    2023 AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law - Criminal Hot Spots in Family-Based Cases
  • 2023
  • January 2022
    TexasBarCLE 20th Annual Advanced Immigration Law - Immigration Consequences of Crimes
  • April 2022
    AILA South Florida - Hot Topics in Controlled Substance Violations & Immigration Consequences
  • July 2022
    Catholic Legal Services - LAZY DAYS OF SUMMER CLE SERIES
  • September 2022
    2022 AILA Fall CLE Conference - Maui, HA


Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity, 10th ed.

Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity: A Guide to Representing Foreign-Born Defendants by Mary E. Kramer is your one-volume resource for understanding how the courts and immigration agencies will treat non-American citizens convicted or even suspected of a crime. It provides a thoughtful analysis of all the ways criminal activity will impact applications for visas, permanent residence, naturalization, asylum, and other immigration benefits, as well as defenses to attempts to remove a non-American citizen and the waivers and other relief available in removal proceedings.

Regardless of whether your practice is focused on criminal or business or any other area of immigration law practice, Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity is your go-to resource when your client has been charged with a crime.

Click for more information about the book and how to order a copy.


Articles and Presentations

Attorneys Kramer and Vargas were two of three authors of an article The Immigration Monkey Wrench, Successful Presentation of Compassionate Release Actions in Light of COVID-19, Including for the Foreign-Born Client with an Immigration Detainer, published in The Champion Magazine, by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, August 2020 edition.  Available at

In fall 2017, Ms. Kramer co-authored a two-part blog post, with colleagues Michael Vastine and Sui Chung, reporting on the Supreme Court oral arguments held October 2 on Sessions v. Dimaya, an important case for immigration lawyers relating to the definition of “crime of violence,” and October 3 on Jennings v. Rodriguez, relating to prolonged detention.

Go to the Infonet at to read the blog and see the accompanying video for a clear discussion of some complex immigration issues: Think Immigration: Liberty and Due Process in the SCOTUS Lineup.

Search term: AILA Doc. No. 17100233

Ms. Kramer recently wrote an article for The Florida Defender, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers newsletter, entitled:

"Analyzing Crime From an Immigration Law Perspective" (due in the March 2015 issue)

Mary Kramer is a bi-monthly contributor to VOICE, the American Immigration Lawyer's on-line newspaper. She writes a column on criminal-immigration issues. These are her recent articles:

  • February 2015 "Contesting Restitution and Loss Findings in Aggravated Felony Fraud Cases"
  • December 2014 “The Categorical, Realistic, Circumstance Concoction: What’s Next?”
  • October 2014 "Matter of Chairez: A Mixed Bag of Tricks"
  • July/August 2014 "Hoodlum or Hero? Representing the Cooperating Witness"
  • May 2014 "One Year Later: The Impact of Descamps"