Deportation Supreme Court of the United States

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The Supreme Court Takes the BIA to Task

Yesterday, in an opinion authored by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the U.S. Supreme Court brought a measure of hope to non-citizens facing deportation on the basis of certain minor criminal convictions. In Mellouli v. Lynch,...more

Supreme Court Decides Mellouli v. Lynch

On June 1, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Mellouli v. Lynch, holding that a legal permanent resident may not be deported for a state-law drug conviction unless that conviction necessarily involves a drug covered by the...more

Holding of Padilla v. Kentucky to be Incorporated Into Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure

In 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States, in the case of Padilla v. Kentucky, held that a defense attorney’s failure to advise the defendant concerning the risk of removal fell below the objective standard of...more

U.S. Supreme Court: “The Social Sharing of A Small Amount of Marijuana” By Immigrants Lawfully In The U.S. Does Not Require Their...

U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Moncrieffe v. Holder, holding that a state drug conviction is not an aggravated felony when the statute of conviction extends to the social sharing of a small amount of marijuana. The...more

FOSTERQUAN WINS U.S. SUPREME COURT VICTORY

We are pleased to announce our recent U.S. Supreme Court victory in the deportation case of Umer v. Holder. Members of FosterQuan’s litigation team successfully argued that Khalid Umer, a legal U.S. resident originally from...more

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