A citizen of Burkina Faso who was taken into custody by immigration authorities after pleading guilty to trademark counterfeiting has lost his bid to overturn his convictions based on ineffective assistance of counsel.

Amadou Kabre maintained that his lawyers did not tell him about the potential immigration consequences of his guilty pleas, and argued that his convictions were not valid in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Padilla v. Kentucky (pdf).